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Doctor insights on: Why Does My Head Have Ridges

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Why is there a ridge on my baby's head?

Why is there a ridge on my baby's head?

If you have a new-: Born - the ridge might be overlapping of the bony plates of the skull. Ask your pediatrician at your next visit. Take care. ...Read more

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My child was born without metopic ridge, yet a definitive ridge has now formed. Her head growth has been normal. She is now 1. Should i be concerned?

My child was born without metopic ridge, yet a definitive ridge has now formed. Her head growth has been normal.  She is now 1. Should i be concerned?

See pediatrician: It may not be anything to worry about, but your pediatrician should evaluate not only the child's head growth (head circumference) but also the shape of the head. Just having a ridge in and of itself does not always mean that something is wrong, but when it associated with an abnormality of the shape of the skull, it can be a problem. ...Read more

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Why does my baby have a ridge like bone I can feel across his head?

Why does my baby have a ridge like bone I can feel across his head?

Skull suture margin: The skull has about 17 growth centers that allow the bony material to grow/expand.Where two bone plates come close together is a suture line. There are prominent ones that run ear to ear and front to back over the top. Sometimes these are prominent in infants with thin hair & are normal. Rarely the ridges signal premature fusion of sutures but your doctor will check for this at checkups. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be able to feel ridges in front of adult head bone?

Is it normal to be able to feel ridges in front of adult head bone?

No, but no abnormal: Prominent forehead with larger than normal brow ridge is known as frontal bossing, but is not significant. While it is NOT normal, it is NOT significant for any illness. ...Read more

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Ridge on top of head. It does not hurt. It is new. Near the forehead. About an inch long. What could this be?

Ridge on top of head. It does not hurt. It is new. Near the forehead. About an inch long. What could this be?

Need to examine: The only way to get an idea would be for a doctor to examine the area. A new mass under the skin in that location could be a cyst, but it would take an exam and possibly an excision to definitively identify it. ...Read more

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Penis head has small white lumps of skin around the ridge is this normal?

Penis head has small white lumps of skin around the ridge is this normal?

Maybe, maybe not: Lumps & bumps are hard to describe in words. If one has little bumps on the head of his penis, and std's have been ruled out, they could be "pearly penile papules", which are small, skin-colored papules that usually are located on the edge of the head of the penis (visible when the foreskin is pulled all the way back). Pearly penile papules are considered normal. A doctor can evaluate the lumps. ...Read more