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Doctor insights on: What Does A Bulging Head Mean On A Baby

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What does a bump on your head mean?

What does a bump on your head mean?

Could mean: many things... Did you hit your head? This could mean swelling or bruising under the skin. Is is a rubbery bump that can move? That could be a lipoma, or fat accumulation. It could also be a lymph node. Please see a doctor for a full history and exam. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a birthmark on top of my head?

What does it mean if I have a birthmark on top of my head?

Nothing specific: I find these occasionally.The importance depends on the type of birthmark. Some are benign and no treatment indicated.Some will be associated with other conditions that will be monitored.Some may be associated with conversion to a cancer in later life and can be removed easily at some point. ...Read more

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What does a bulging lump in my baby’s scrotum mean?

What does a bulging lump in my baby’s scrotum mean?

Likely hydrocele: Most scrotal swellings in infants are hyroceles however a few turn out to be hernias. Most infant scrotal hernias are easily reducible. You get a "squishy" feeling as it reduces when you squeeze it. Only needs urgent attention if becomes red, painful or tender. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there's a pimple on the head of a penis?

What does it mean when there's a pimple on the head of a penis?

It may be STD: If you are sexually active and had unprotected sex, you should have it checked by your doctor as it may be a std. So have it checked anyway and have it treated. ...Read more

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What does a big black spot on a brain MRI mean?

What does a big black spot on a brain MRI mean?

Unanswerable: Many possibilities depending on sequence used, contrast, location of "spot" etc. The MRI report should provide details. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a baby boy has a small mass on his lower left abdomen?

What does it mean when a baby boy has a small mass on his lower left abdomen?

Need more info: This is impossible to answer without doing an exam on this patient. If there is a visible mass on the outside of the abdomen it would be different than a palpable mass inside the abdomen. In either case, more tests may be needed to determine the diagnosis. A good pediatrician should evaluate/examine the baby as a first step, then could determine what other testing or imaging might be needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a babie has a greens pots on tongue?

What does it mean when a babie has a greens pots on tongue?

Candida ????: Green tongue could indicates certain things . Candida is one of them especially if the child had cold or flu and was given an antibiotic.Or could be due to excessive growth of bacteria or yeast.Sometimes they call it hairy tongue. Have the pediatrician check it out. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the circumference of my baby's head is above a certain percentile?

See below: As long as your baby's head stays at that percentage there is not problem. Some children have large heads, and some small. If the head circumference keep increasing then there may be a problem. The pediatrician is well aware of this and will keep an eye on it for you. ...Read more

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What does it mean that my baby has a diaphragmatic hernia?

What does it mean that my baby has a diaphragmatic hernia?

Maybe big deal: Congenital diaphragm hernia discovered in utero can range from a small hernia with no consequences, to a large hernia preventing lung development that is associated with a high risk of death at birth. Treatment obviously depends on the severity of the condition. You may want to see a pediatric surgeon for a consultation if the seriousness or plan is not clear to you. I hope everything turns out ok. ...Read more

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Does the presence of a bulging fontanel (soft spot) mean that my baby has meningitis?

Does the presence of a bulging fontanel (soft spot) mean that my baby has meningitis?

Possibly, but...: A bulging fontanel is associated with meningitis. But babies with meningitis have other issues, which may include fevers, poor feeding, lethargy. And bulging fontanel is not only caused by meningitis either. Please see your child's pediatrician if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What does it mean if u have a lump on the back of your neck?

What does it mean if u have a lump on the back of your neck?

Two most common: A sebaceus cyst and a lipoma or fatty fumor. Your doctor will tell you right away. If it feels like cheese, cyst. If it feels liquid, lipoma. ...Read more

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What does a discharge from my baby’s ear mean?

Ear infection: If you see a discharge from your baby's ear, there may be an infection in the ear. It could be an external ear canal infection (otitis externa). There might be a hidden object stuck in the canal. Sometimes a middle ear infection (acute otitis media) can cause drainage from the ear if there's a small hole in the eardrum. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I get a 37 on a rumination subscale

What does it mean when I get a 37 on a rumination subscale

Scale is 0 - 100: Rumination is what animals do when they burp food back up to chew it again...The same as when we mull over thoughts again after a situation is over with. Rumination is pleasant for some animals some of the time, and it's useful for some people some of the time. But burping up food after you've eaten it can get to be a mess and require meds, and so can dwelling on things that happened in the past. ...Read more

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What does seeing a bald spot on my head mean?

Only: They you still have good vision. Hair loss is common and almost inevitable in males. In females it can be due to anything from stress to hundreds of physical problems or trauma at the beauty shop or home hair treatments. If it worsens, get evaluated by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What does a thickened bladder mean on a male?

What does a thickened bladder mean on a male?

Possible obstruction: Bladder outflow obstruction from tight bladder neck, prostatic enlargement (benign or malignant, urethral valves or urethral stricture (narrowing) can all cause bladder thickening. So can voiding dysfunction (failure to relax pelvic floor muscles during voiding. Also bladder infection or neurogenic bladder dysfunction. ...Read more