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What Does A Bulging Head Mean On A Baby
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varoius possibilitie: It varies depending exactly what you mean by 'large head'. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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