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Whats It Mean When A Babies Soft Spot Is Raised
Depends: If the baby is healthy, probably nothing. When sick, however it may mean incresed pressure in the brain.Best ask your pediatrician. ...Read more
Go to ER: There may be increased pressure in the brain so get the baby checked out immediately. ...Read more
Raised fontanelle: An opoen fontanelle that is usually flat and pulsatile may be slightly bulging when crying or when lying down. If it is bulging all the time consult your doctor who will have head circumference measurements. If your child is otherwise healthy and the head circumference is increasing normally, i would not worry. ...Read more
A small raised white spot on right side tip of tongue not painful been there for months what does it mean?
Show us picture pls: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more
I have single red slightly raised spots, can only see 3-4 at the moment...What does this mean? I have no spleen as it was taken out after an accident.
Need more info: Did the spots come on suddenly, are they associated with exposure to anything, do they itch?, do they disappear, are they warm? If they are short lived they could be what we call urticaria-a localized skin reaction that is probably not serious. A picture would help. ...Read more
Under my tongue the fleshy bit that is attached by a string, has a few black raised spots and is red and very fleshy than normal what does this mean?
Normal anatomy: Sounds like a normal anatomical structure. Superficial veins run through the base of the frenulum known as varicosities. Especially if no obvious pain, swelling or discomfort, there is no need to worry. However, if concerned you can see a dentist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually nothing.: Echogenic material in the fetal stomach is sometimes seen in prenatal ultrasound, but is usually of no clinical significance. This may be swallowed vernix caseosa, desquamed epithelial clumps, or metabolic products of subchorionic blood after a hemorrhagic episode. In the latter case, the fetal gastric debris is still not a problem in and of itself, rather a marker of a previously existing problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I be worried if my childs soft spot is raised? He has been irritable but hes also teething, so I figured that was the cause.
Bulging fontanelle? : Worry is a wasted emotion, so i would never recommend it. However, a bulging fontanelle is not normal, and it is not caused by teething. If your baby is cranky with a full or bulging fontanelle then he needs to be immediately seen in the nearest emergency room. This time of year we see late summer viruses which can cause this, but it also may be caused by bacterial meningitis, which is deadly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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