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What Is Fontanelle In A Baby
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
Varies with defect: Isolated absence of the pituitary gland is called pituitary aplasia. It often occurs in combination with other physical and organ defects. ...Read more
Reflux is common: Reflux occurs when you bring something up from the stomach into the mouth.It is universal.Any baby who burps or spits has natural reflux & some have it bad enough to loose weight & experience heartburn symptoms. Symptomatic reflux is gerd & i see many that peak in their symptoms around 4-5 mo. After they sit or stand most of the day it tends to improve.Meds help some. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Caul: A caul or a veil covering a baby's eyes is a rare phenomenon. It due to a remnant of an amniotic sac and may people consider it a good luck omen ...Read more
Developmental delay: Yes it is of concern. We expect to see babies crawling sometime between 6-10 months. Along with crawling we expect to see "cruising" which is where the pull themselves to their feet and walk along holding onto furniture.The first steps should happen around 12 months.At the one year well child check discuss this with your pediatrician so appropriate referrals can be made if necessary.Good luck. ...Read more
Please what is neutrophil distribution and what are the implications if it is 16.7% in a 10month old baby boy? Thanks
Incomplete info: It would be useful to look at the entire report and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to interpret lab results. If the neutrophil count is 16.7% of the white blood cells, that is too low and needs to be investigated. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003657.htm. ...Read more
Unkown: The formation of the wall between the ventricles is late in cardiac development, but usually complete before the 12th week of pregnancy. The specific cause for a vsd is not well understood, but appears to be complex interaction of genes and gene modifiers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The difference....: ....Between a spoiled and clingy baby and what? In order know the difference, there needs to be something else to be different from. ...Read more
Very risky: Among breech babies, >50% switch to cephalic at 32wks, and it even happens at 38wks spontaneously. OBGYNs can perform a VERSION to flip baby at term, but DON'T TRY @ HOME. All breech babies should be delivered via C-Section b/c the risk of vaginal delivery is too great (head entrapment and fetal death due to cord compression). Only in RARE situations are vaginal deliveries performed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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