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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)

Small head circumference, or microcephaly, is a symptom of a fetus with slow brain development while in the uterus. However, some families are normal but just have smaller heads as ...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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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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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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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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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

Small Head (Definition)

Small head, or microcephaly, is a symptom of a fetus with slow brain development ...Read more