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What Causes A Bulging Fontanel Without Fever
Other symptoms?: Do you have diarrhea/loose stools also? Most common cause is probably stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis). How long as vomiting been going on? If just for a few days, might be something you ate or a virus other conditions can also cause nausea/vomiting. See a doc if you are having severe abdominal pain, not passing gas or stools, having bloody vomit, having severe headaches or can't drink well. ...Read more
In an infant, the space where two skull-bone sutures join forms a membrane-covered "soft spot" called a fontanel (fontanelle). The fontanels allow for growth of the skull during an infant's first year. The fontanels should feel firm and very slightly curved inward to the touch. A tense or bulging fontanel occurs when fluid builds up in the skull cavity or when pressure increases in the brain (increased intracranial pressure). When the infant is crying, lying down, or vomiting, the fontanels may look like they are slightly bulging, but they should return to normal when the infant is in ...Read more
Meningitis: Anything causing an increase in the pressure within the skull, such as swelling of the brain, can cause bulging fontanels in infants. ...Read more
Symptoms of endocarditis? Is always fever present or could stay endocarditis without fever? Constanly very red hands could be a symptom?Thanks
My sister has hyperthyroidism, but without goiter and no eye problem (no eye protrusion or vision loss) , what can be the possible causes?
That's what: Hyperthyroidism is. A certain kind of hyperthyroidism, known as graves' disease, is usually associated with goiter and can have eye problems -- but good old, garden variety hyperthyroidism is just an overactive thyroid. We don't know the cause, it just occurs in a certain percentage of people. ...Read more
Fever: This is a manifestation of an inflammatory process. Patients may feel warmer than normally, may chill as temp is going up and sweat as it is going down. Pulse may go up about 7% per degree above 100 f. Fever above 104 may cause seizures in small children, but otherwise simply causes people to feel hot, and above 105 f can cause damage to brain tissue. ...Read more
Increase metabolism: Fever is a created by the increase in metabolism used to fight infection. The increase drives up the heart rate (more blood carrying immune factors &white cells around), increases respiratory rate (adding more oxygen to the effort). Germs whether virus or bacteria don't generally reproduce as fast when the body gets hot.This response probably developed over time as those capable of fever did better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
13 mnth infant keeps fevering but not any other symptoms.. Diagnosis w/slight inflammation of bronchial. what else could possibly cause fevers 103+?
The fontanels: represent points over which the growing skull plates will eventually close. Failure of the involved growth plates, those which meet at the front and top of the head, to grow to closure results in a large anterior fontanel. It is the soft spot on the top, front of an infant's head. ...Read more
What causes neck arthritis is a young adult? My MRI showed narrowing of the disc space and a slight bulge.
If a syrinx c6/7 is worsening what is the prognosis? No numbness yet. But lots of neck head aches.
What symptom, problems, etc., present with cervical annular bulge and dehydrated cervical discs, and exactly what is this?
Good question: Symptoms vary depending on level and severity of bulge etc. 1. Annular bulge is a contained disc hernation 2. Dehydrated disc is loss of water content in the disc( so the MRI sequence t2 looks darker). Symptoms can be: 1. Radiating pain in the arms, hands 2. Neck pain. 3. Severe stenosis associated with cervical disc can affect the spinal cord, causing difficulty walking/arm/hand weakness. ...Read more
Hi. At T10/T11 there is a right posterolateral disc herniation w/mild central canal stenosis. What symptoms might this cause?
Several causes: Often young children slide or jump from a height and land on their extended heal & leg rather than flexed leg & their feet. This can put significant pressure on the hip joint & lead to temporary fluid build up in the hip joint. That fluid will cause pain & transient limping which resolves over a day or so.Incidental trauma to the leg, slow moving infection, etc can also cause limp. Dr eval needed. ...Read more
What causes bulging vein/ artery in neck with visible pulse? Is it a sign I'm too skinny? Or a different underlying condition?
Common finding: Many people are thin enough to have easily visible neck veins and arteries. when you are lying down, these vessels are more prominent and the veins often become difficult to see when you are upright. if your vessels are more prominent than normal (a doctor's physical exam is needed), it can be a sign of a more serious vascular condition, but if you are otherwise healthy, that is very unlikely ...Read more
Soft spot on head is bulging is a symptom in which the soft spot (fontanelle) on top of a baby's head is more firm than usual, and is pushing up the scalp (bulging) a small amount. A momentary bulging soft spot is due to increased pressure, such as when a baby pushes to poop or when a baby is crying. If a soft spot remains bulging, and there are other ill symptoms, the ...Read more
A bulging fontanelle (soft spot on baby's head) is most likely due to increased intracranial pressure. This may be due to a number of factors, including head bleeds, an intracranial mass, or a defect in cerebral spinal fluid production/flow. It is a "safety valve" for babies, and it lets physicians know that a work-up needs to be performed quickly ...Read more
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