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Why Does My Baby Have A Bulging Fontanel
Bulging fontannele: It depends on the age of the child. After 12 to 18 months the fontanelle is closing and therefore it may not be open enogh for you to tell it may be bulging. If your child is healthy, does not have a fever and is acting normally, i would not keep checking the closing fontanelle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
From lying on it...: Usually, whichever side is down will flatten under the weight of the rest of the head. This does not in any way affect the content of the head (brain), and the cosmetic effect is mitigated once the hair grows out. After that, the head reshapes itself into its proper shape. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Possibly: I imaging you are asking that if your child has increased fluid in the brain, but not a shunt does that mean there is hydrocephaly. Yes, any increase in fluid is hydrocephaly. Sometimes a shunt is not needed because the brain tissue is not impacted and sometimes , if the hydrocephaly is not under pressure, a shunt will not help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 33 weeks pregnant and my doc to just told me my umbilical cord only has 2 vessels. What does this mean and should I be worried. States baby healthy?
It happens: You only need two,one artery and one vein.Most have two arteries and one vein. There are a few times this is associated with kidney or other defects, but most are not.The worrisome issues are usually evident on the same ultrasound that gave you this news, but will lead your baby doc to examine the baby closely at birth.I'd relax for now. ...Read more
Why is the skin of my new born baby like yellow since i feed him, does that mean I have something wrong with my breast?
Work overload: Mother cleanses babies blood, removing waste until the cord is clamped. Newborns must convert blood that worked better in the womb to air breather blood ; this conversion creates waste products that can result in jaundice. Most are visibly yellow by day 4 clearing by a week or so. Contact your doc if this concerns you. ...Read more
Hormones!: The levels of circulating hormones in your baby's body after birth are really high! additionally, they might be getting an extra boost of hormones from breast-feeding as well. Never fear; those hormone levels will fall within the first few months of your baby's life, and the breast tissue will subside. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am 31 weeks pregnant and my tummy is really small.. Does that mean my baby will be really small? Worried..:(
No: Every baby is a different size. Continue to see your obgyn as scheduled to measure your baby's growth and eat healthy. They will guide you if there is need to be concerned. It is normal to gain 20-30 pounds during pregnancy. If you are not gaining weight, you may not be eating enough. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Maybe big deal: Congenital diaphragm hernia discovered in utero can range from a small hernia with no consequences, to a large hernia preventing lung development that is associated with a high risk of death at birth. Treatment obviously depends on the severity of the condition. You may want to see a pediatric surgeon for a consultation if the seriousness or plan is not clear to you. I hope everything turns out ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: The main cause of a swollen neck is enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes can be enlarged for several reasons. Lymph nodes are one of the bodies defenses and enlarge in response to exposure to allergens, viral and bacterial infections. Rarely they can be enlarged because of a malignant process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurologic Disease: Constipation alone is quite common in infants. However, constipation with weakness is very worrying. It can be a sign of botulism, which can occur when infants under a year of age are given honey. This infection can be treated if caught early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am breastfeeding my 6 months old baby can I have butt injection to make it look bigger?Can it affect my baby
I was born with no soft spot on my head but i don't have any head deformaties, does this mean I have craniocynostosis?
No: I have seen "soft spots" the size of a pea, or the size of an open hand. As long as the growth plates of the skull push away from each other (don't fuse), normal skull growth in size & shape can occur. ...Read more
If you are pregnant.: ...and having pain and vaginal bleeding, you must get medical care ASAP. While a fetus may go several hours w/o moving, if you've felt no movement for 24 hours or more, that is also a reason to get immediate medical care. If you can't get in to see your OB, please go to an emergency department. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Soft spot on head is bulging is a symptom in which the soft spot (fontanelle) on top of a baby's head is more firm than usual, and is pushing up the scalp (bulging) a small amount. A momentary bulging soft spot is due to increased pressure, such as when a baby pushes to poop or when a baby is crying. If a soft spot remains bulging, and there are other ill symptoms, the ...Read more
A bulging fontanelle (soft spot on baby's head) is most likely due to increased intracranial pressure. This may be due to a number of factors, including head bleeds, an intracranial mass, or a defect in cerebral spinal fluid production/flow. It is a "safety valve" for babies, and it lets physicians know that a work-up needs to be performed quickly ...Read more
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