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I was born with no soft spot on my head but i don't have any head deformaties, does this mean I have craniocynostosis?

I was born with no soft spot on my head but i don't have any head deformaties, does this mean I have craniocynostosis?

No: I have seen "soft spots" the size of a pea, or the size of an open hand. As long as the growth plates of the skull push away from each other (don't fuse), normal skull growth in size & shape can occur. ...Read more

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I was born with no soft spot in my head, but the doctors said i was fine and didn't need surgery, do I have craniocynostosis?

I was born with no soft spot in my head, but the doctors said i was fine and didn't need surgery, do I have craniocynostosis?

No: The skull grows with the aid of many growth centers until the age of nine or so. After then the rest of the body grows, but the centers in the skull knit up & no further growth will occur. Craniosynostosis is the premature fusion of the growth centers, often evident by ridges on exam by 2-4 months of age.Unless corrected the skull becomes deformed.The originalsize of the soft spot is not important. ...Read more

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I was born w/ no soft spot in my head but the doctor said it was ok and didn't need surgery, so do I now have untreated craniosynostosis as an adult?

See below: If your head is normal shaped then there is likely to be no craniosynostosis. If there is a malformation then yes this is possible, easiest way is to have your local md check your head at your next visit. ...Read more

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I recently found out i was pregnant. Today i woke up and had a soft spot on my head like how babies do, what could this be?

I recently found out i was pregnant. Today i woke up and had a soft spot on my head like how babies do, what could this be?

Did U bump it ?: Adults that have a soft spot on their head will generally do so after they bump it & have a blood pocket form under the scalp. ...Read more

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This morning I found a marble sized lump on the upper back part of my neck and a soft tender spot on my head above the lump. Should I be concerned?

This morning I found a marble sized lump on the upper back part of my neck and a soft tender spot on my head above the lump. Should I be concerned?

Lymph node?: It sounds like an enlarged lymph node. The soft tender spot is probably what the lymph node is associated with. If it gets worse instead of better, see a doctor. I wish you the best! ...Read more

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Why would a 5 year old still have a soft spot on his head my sons 5 years old and he still has his sof spot on top of his head like a baby dose

Why would a 5 year old still have a soft spot on his head my sons 5 years old and he still has his sof spot on top of his head like a baby dose

See your doctor.: The soft spot (fontanelle) should close between 1 and 2 years of age. There are various medical conditions that can cause it to remain open longer. I encourage you to see your child's doctor as soon as possible to evaluate this issue. Good luck! ...Read more

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Im 47 and what seems like a soft spot has come up on my head?

Im 47 and what seems like a soft spot has come up on my head?

Mushy spot in scalp?: If a soft or mushy spot on the scalp stays for more than 1-2 weeks, it should be evaluated to see why (in case it is some abnormal skin growth or some type of skin cancer). If it lasts only a few days to a week or two, it could just be some temporary pimple, small cyst, or small abscess that drained itself and went back to normal. If all is not back to normal quickly, an exam is needed. ...Read more