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Why Is My Head So Flat
Hard to say?: Without a picture or an exam, i don't believe anyone can tell you. Repharase your quesition and give more information. Age would ben nice to know. Any trauma. Since birth? Do your relatives look the same? Interesting question but just can't answer based on your limited question. Sorry! that is my flat-out answer! ...Read more
Back to sleep: Pediatricians now universally recommend putting babies to sleep on their backs to avoid sids (sudden infant death syndrome). Since a babies' skull bones do not fuse together until about 15 months of age, they move causing a flattening of the back of the head. This is temporary, as long as you give your baby plenty of "tummy time" when she is awake. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
That is the shape : Every one has different shaped head due to many different factors . Your head is flat in the back is the way your head is. As long as you grew alright as a child and there are no other symptoms or problems since birth . There should be no problem . Head shape can be affected during birth and after birth as the head is growing and also due to genetic factors . ...Read more
Why does my head seem to be bigger then my body,? Why is my face do flat?? Is there any way to make it appear smaller and not as flat
Mirror Mirror....: This is an interesting question about body image and perception. How have you come to make this assessment about the proportions of your head, face, and body? Has someone you trust, or a professional made this assessment? Is it true for you no matter which mirror you look in? I would suggest visiting a doctor to assess if there really is anything concerning about the proportions of you head/face. ...Read more
Hi, I'm 16 and my head is quite flat on the back. I'm self conscious about this and was wondering if it's normal and if anything can be done to help.
Not unusual and...: This is not at all uncommon- most people have a slightly misshapen skull! As for being self-conscious, I am guessing many if not most do not even notice- and hair can go a long way to camouflage this. As for anything to help, I advise you consult with a cranial osteopath- a series of gentle treatments over time should lessen this and improve your health! See http://tinyurl.com/qcejlc9 Good luck! ...Read more
My son is 2 months tomorrow his right side of his head is formed ok but the left side is flat & looks weird.He was suction out of me.What should I do?
Head shape: Sometime babies that are on their back all of the time, can get flat spots on their head. They need tummy time, under observation, every day. Two months is early for these changes. Some head asymmetry is normal, but have your doctor check it out at your next well baby check. Suction is placed in the center, usually at the top of the head, towards the back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a flat spot on my crown area on my head but it just appeared recently. What should I do? It wasn't there when i was 15 but it appeared now
Should i be worry if the head circumference percentile always stay flat? For example, 50% at 1 month and 50% at two months?
I know heads can be formed in all shapes & sizes but is it normal for the back of a 4mo old baby's head to be flat?
Yes: Yes this is generally a normal finding. The skull of a baby is very malleable and still "growing". The shape can still change at this point. Speak with your primary doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more
Because it is: When you lay down, 500-1000ml of blood volume which had previously been stored in the legs is released from the pull of gravity and can contribute to the perfusion pressures of the head and brain, and gravity is no longer decreasing the pressure of blood rising to the head. The brain rapidly compensates for this but the facial vessels much less rapidly so you can get a transient flushing. ...Read more
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