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What is normal head circumference for a 9mnth old?

What is normal head circumference for a 9mnth old?

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

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Small Head Circumference (Definition)

Microcephaly is a neonatal malformation defined as a head size much smaller compared with other babies of the same age and sex. Head sizes are measured with the head circumference and if it is below 2 stander deviations ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Small head circumference?

What is the definition or description of: Small head circumference?

Microcephaly: Microcephaly is a neonatal malformation defined as a head size much smaller compared with other babies of the same age and sex. Head sizes are measured with the head circumference and if it is below 2 stander deviations it is considered small. ...Read more

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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

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

Head growth: Sorry but no ones head circumference stops growing by end of puberty. Growth is measured by hand bone size as is measured against other norms ...Read more

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What if a fetus has small head circumference?

What if a fetus has small head circumference?

Wait and see: You need to discuss with your pediatrician. Are length and weight small? Was the child premature? Are there any dysmorphic features or signs of a syndrome? You may have to wait a while as child develops to get an answer ...Read more

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Small head circumference and low weight percentile mean failure to thrive?

Small head circumference and low weight percentile mean failure to thrive?

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

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Why Underweight patients have a Small Head Circumference ?

Why Underweight patients have a Small Head Circumference ?

See below: Prolonged malnutrition adversely affects weight gain first, linear growth next, and lastly head growth. ...Read more

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What Stops the Skull/Brain and Jaw from Growing in Childhood Years ? im insecure about my Small Head Circumference im 6'2 tall

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

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Does Poor Nutrition and Lack of Sleep cause a Small Head Circumference?

Does Poor Nutrition and Lack of Sleep cause a Small Head Circumference?

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 more

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Me and my husband both have small head but my 2 month old baby have 85 percentile head circumference is that normal?

Me and my husband both have small head but my 2 month old baby have 85 percentile head circumference is that normal?

Yes: If your baby is growing fine and following his growth curve steadily, shouldn't be a problem, but keep the follow up and measurements, he or she doesn't need to be the same as you parents, enjoy your baby ...Read more

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Do I have a small head or small brain if small hat size?

Do I have a small head or small brain if small hat size?

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

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How do I know if my fetus has an abnormally small head based on only one ultrasound?

How do I know if my fetus has an abnormally small head based on only one ultrasound?

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

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I heard small head will bring incomplete or abnormal development of brain. Is it true?

I heard small head will bring incomplete or abnormal development of brain. Is it true?

Yes: Microcephaly, small head size below 3 sd below average, is more likely to be associated with genetic and nongenetic disorders affecting brain development ...Read more

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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?

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

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If u have a small face and a small head, will it grow ?

Yes: Yes by reconstructive surgery, consult a plastic surgeon , or oral surgeon who does these procedures by your twenties you reach your adulthood bones stop growing. Cost you have to find out from the surgeon, some times insurance covers. ...Read more

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I am an ectomorph and i have a small head how can i make it bigger?

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

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I have a small head compared to the rest of my body. Birth defect?

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

Small Head (Definition)

Head circumference of less than 5th percentile for postnatal ...Read more