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What Does Bulging Skull Mean In Babys
What does a swelling bulge just below the penis head mean? Condition appeared after intercourse and receiving oral sex 5 days ago.
I : I cannot diagnose the cause of the swelling on the head of your penis. Your description might be consistent with balanitis which is an infection of the head of the penis. I recommed that you see your doctor, so that she or he can determine the cause of this swelling. If you do have balanitis your doctor may prescribe medication for you. ...Read more
My four months old baby has a slight ridge on her forehead and after the soft spot. Could this mean her skull has fused too early? Or something else?
I fractured my skull as a baby, and to this day I get headaches and Migranes only in the spot where it was fractured. Can that mean anything?
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 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Measurements: Babies are measured monthly to insure they and growing. Length at the 3% is the lower end of the curve. Length is the most difficult measurement for accuracy and often needs to be repeated. Head circumference at the 97% is at the high end of the curve. The value of the measurements is to show where they place on the curve and that it follows the curve. All the best. ...Read more
What does it mean if a baby's head circumference percentile drops from 90 to 75 at 5.5 months? Does it indicate intelligence levels?
Head size: My first thought is technique and is a measuring error. That's the most likely. I would get it measured again and monitor it over the next few weeks to see if it is real or to watch the trend. Premature closure of the soft spot is a possibility which is fixable. Lower IQ would be unlikely. Talk to your doctor and let him know your concern and work together. ...Read more
What does it mean IHF-0,8cm on head ultrasound in 5 months old baby and what are the consequences ?
Fluid: Interhemispheric fissure (IHF) is measured when US is done for large head size most of the time. It allows one to determine whether enlarging head size is due to fluid outside the ventricles vs inside. If the US did not show fluid inside enlarged ventricles and did show an upper limit of normal IHF, the cause of enlarging head is likely benign. 6-8 mm is the normal range http://radiopaedia.org/articles/benign-enlargement-of-the-subarachnoid-space-in-infancy ...Read more
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