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What Is The Best Treatment For Small Head Circumference
Depends on gender ;: Velocity of growth. Has the head circumference grown normally along a single curve between 5th-95th%ile or increased too rapidly, e.g., jumping from 25th to 95th %ile (as may be seen in autism or hydrocephalus), or too slowly, e.g., dropping from 25th to 5th%ile, (indicating insufficient brain growth)?Girls' range at 9 months is 41.6-46.6 cm; avg. Is 44 cm. Boys, 43-47.4 cm; avg. Is 45.4 cm. ...Read more
I have a small head circumference 21,5 inches the doctors tell me i have a lot growing to do will my head grow aswell? im 18
Depends: By definition, at least 3% of the normal population will grow along the smallest portion of the regular growth scales. Consistent growth along that or any percentile is not necessarily a failure to thrive. However;infants starting at the 25% & moving down to the 10% months later & heading toward the 5% in such measurements would be considered ftt because if the drop in growth rate. ...Read more
What Factors make a Cranium Smaller than Avarage Head Size ? besides Genetics i have a Small Head Circumference
What Stops the Skull/Brain and Jaw from Growing in Childhood Years ? im insecure about my Small Head Circumference im 6'2 tall
Genetics: Head size in general is determined by genetics, with 90% or more accomplished by age 9. Some medical conditions can increase or decrease head growth, but these lead to obvious changes in intellectual performance. There is a wide range of normal adult head size and your doc could review your concerns and investigate other issues if needed. ...Read more
Unlikely the issue: Head size is usually determined by genetic factors from one or both parents..In some, brain abnormalities or syndromes that result in poor development of the brain structures will result in less natural push to create a larger skull.These patients are significantly impaired. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Me and my husband both have small head but my 2 month old baby have 85 percentile head circumference is that normal?
Good things small Pk: There are always people at both end of the size spectrum from small to large head size such that 3% or so fall into either group. The size of the brain does not always equate to brain power & actually some big headed folks have brain abnormalities that made them that way. Your basic answer is your genes put all the proper parts in an appropriate sized brain & skull for your needs & both are small. ...Read more
Based on other scans: All dimensions of the baby are measured. The gestational age of your baby is determined. His/her measements should be consistent with the range of normal for other babies the same gestational age. And all of the measurements should be consistent with eachother. Ex. You should not have a leg the measures 28wk and a head that measures like a 22wk baby. ...Read more
I am 18, very slow puberty and look about 14. A huge concern is my very small head size and skinny frame; will i experience growth eventually?
Growth delay: Need to know about maternal and paternal measurement, like weight , height and head circumference , also needs to know other pubertal signs like hair growth or in female breast development or in male testicular development. Have to know if there is growth hormone def. Or genetics. ...Read more
Professional eye tec: You are better off to see an optician so they can measure correctly. ...Read more
Ectomorph: Most ectomorphs have small heads, hands, feet etc. The best course of action would be to accept it, same way all of us accept some of our features that we can't change. Don't fall into the HGH trap! ...Read more
Range of normal: Head sizes come in a variety of sizes, primarily based on genetics. The head growth is also responsive to the growth of what happens inside. If the genes decide the brain & supportive structure will grow large, larger skull size will occur. If the genes can put it all is a smaller package, the skull will be smaller. Size does not determine quality in the package. I would consider it a nl variation. ...Read more
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