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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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What causes two long indents on top of my head causing ridge along the top - wake up with pressure headache every morning - thank you?

What causes two long indents on top of my head causing ridge along the top - wake up with pressure headache every morning - thank you?

Dilated vessels (?): It could be you are describing dilated blood vessels which might be visible and which can be associated with a headache. Perhaps more importantly, you should have your blood pressure checked during a headache to be sure it is not caused by hypertension (high blood pressure). A visit to your doctor might be appropriate. ...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

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2 month old has a ridge on saggital suture.Head circumference was in 1% at 1 month now it's 85% dr concerned? What is the reason for this rapid growth

2 month old has a ridge on saggital suture.Head circumference was in 1% at 1 month now it's 85% dr concerned? What is the reason for this rapid growth

Can be benign: This can be benign and normal growth or something more serious such as fluid accumulating within the brain, best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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My son ws born with metopic ridge. His head was and is in 3rd percentile. His soft spot closed at 4 months. How conserned should I be? He has hypotoni

My son ws born with metopic ridge. His head was and is in 3rd percentile. His soft spot closed at 4 months. How conserned should I be? He has hypotoni

Craniosynostosis: If the soft spot (fontanelle) closed prematurely this is an urgent matter. She would need to see the pediatric neurosurgeon promptly. I would tell your doctor immediately as this could leave to problems with brain development. ...Read more

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3 mo old w/ 1x2.5cm Anterior font and ridge in forehead, round head. Neonatologist carefully examined, measure, said not 2 worry. Is it normal?

3 mo old w/ 1x2.5cm Anterior font and ridge in forehead, round head. Neonatologist carefully examined, measure, said not 2 worry. Is it normal?

Yes, but: Anytime a parent has concerns about head size/shape, it deserves close monitoring because things change very rapidly at this age. The exam and measurements should occur monthly until all sutures have closed on the skull, usually 9-12 months of age. The ridge is likely the normal closure of the skull bones occurring, but needs to be monitored so it does not happen too soon. ...Read more

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Pip reinjury.Had it in coban+antiinflamm cream for 1month.Can the skin overstretch and enlarge the flexing ridges?The skin looks aged with more ridges

Pip reinjury.Had it in coban+antiinflamm cream for 1month.Can the skin overstretch and enlarge the flexing ridges?The skin looks aged with more ridges

Could be less edema: If you had a lot of swelling with the injury, and then it decreases u r going 2 see redundant skin ; this will give ur skin an aged look but at ur age it should b back to normal fairly fast. ...Read more

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What can cause pain along the ridge of my eye?

What can cause pain along the ridge of my eye?

Eyelid irritation: Usually pain along the eyelid margin is due to inflammation in the delicate oil glands of Meibom and Zeis. Warm moist compresses and cleansing with an eyelid cleanser pad (Ocusoft™) can alleviate the irritation. Occasionally a prescription ointment is necessary. See an Eye MD for complete examination if the above measures don't help. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have small tiny bumps I guess,more like ridges in the mouth at the very back,on both sides and I'm 16 ?

Is it normal to have small tiny bumps I guess,more like ridges in the mouth at the very back,on both sides and I'm 16 ?

It's ok: What you are likely feeling is where the inside of your cheek meet the teeth. This can make bumps or ridges there. ...Read more

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I have hard ridge like knot? Bump? Where I hit my forehead on a metal edge 2.5 weeks ago. What is it? Permanent? Ice? Heat? Massage?

I have hard ridge like knot? Bump? Where I hit my forehead on a metal edge 2.5 weeks ago. What is it? Permanent? Ice? Heat? Massage?

Normal.: This is how the body heals. It will take a few more weeks but the inflammation after the injury is how the body heals. Give it more time and you can just leave it alone. ...Read more