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Doctor insights on: Why Would A Doctor Do About The Anterior Fontanelle If Its To Small

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Soft Spot On Top Of Head (Definition)

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


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Two painful dents my head (fontanelle area) last year, naseous had slight dents and swelling in areas of my face. Doc cudnt diagnose.back again?

Two painful dents my head (fontanelle area) last year,  naseous had slight dents and swelling in areas of my face. Doc cudnt diagnose.back again?

Your fontanelles : should be closed, I would see primary care doctor for exam. Swelling may be allergy, but dents seem weird, get in to doctor they may not be related or they may. Get checked out for answers ...Read more

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What is the result of a small anterior fontanelle?

What is the result of a small anterior fontanelle?

It's normal: A small anterior fontanel is an otherwise healthy baby is generally no problem at all -- and the same goes for large anterior fontanels. They do sometimes go along with other medical conditions, but those conditions are generally obvious enough that parents would generally already be aware of them. Usually a small fontanel is just normal. ...Read more

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Hi.my son is 8 years old and I feel he is small for his age I have took him to doctor but didn't do any think about it ?

Hi.my son is 8 years old and I feel he is small for his age I have took him to doctor but didn't do any think about it ?

Patterns matter: The growth pattern a kid follows over years is the best gauge of whether there is something interfering with it. The expected final height of a male is the average of his parents height plus 2.5 in.During routine visits, the height/weight are recorded and plotted on a growth chart, if your kid is following the expected pattern based on predicted height, tests rarely turn up anything of value ...Read more

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I have a mole on my fanny, not big but its not small, I've had it since i was little, and no one knows about it what shall I do I don't wanna go doctors?

I have a mole on my fanny, not big but its not small, I've had it since i was little, and no one knows about it what shall I do I don't wanna go doctors?

Leave it alone: If you do not want to go to the doctor then why are you asking? My philosophy about skin spots is that if it is not changing over time then it is nothing to worry about. I would bet that a physician would know what it was by sight, but again if it is not changing please do not worry over it. ...Read more

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I've been constipated for about 2 months now.. Had a small BM and I've gained 40 pounds.. Nothing's working and the doc I saw did check me or give me anything to help.. It hurts a lot what should I do?

I've been constipated for about 2 months now.. Had a small BM and I've gained 40 pounds.. Nothing's working and the doc I saw did check me or give me anything to help.. It hurts a lot what should I do?

Try this: If you follow these directions, your constipation problems will be much improved or resolved. Get FIBER ONE cereal (an alternative is ALL BRAN). Eat 1 cup minimum per day. (that 28 grams of fiber). You can mix in any other cereal you like or any fruit you like to improve the flavor. Sugar or sweetener is also ok. It may take 3-4 days to work, but it you make this a daily routine, you'll be ok. ...Read more

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I am having periodic painless tightening in a small area of my lower left abdomen. What kind of doc should I see about this?

I am having periodic painless tightening in a small area of my lower left abdomen. What kind of doc should I see about this?

Family physician: Don't know your gender or your age. I would start with your primary care provider. He or she can assess and determine if specialist evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy about a month ago, I was told a had small hemorroids, now I have painfull Bm, should I go back to my doctor?

I had a colonoscopy about a month ago,  I was told a had small hemorroids, now I have painfull  Bm, should I go back to my doctor?

Depends: was there any blood on the toilet paper ? It sounds like you might just be constipated. If you have any gross bloody bowel movements then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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My doc has told me to do a minor surgery on the small vericoceles , am worried about the surgery and its effects after. Is the other options ?

My doc has told me to do a minor surgery on the small vericoceles , am worried about the surgery and its effects after. Is the other options ?

Yes: The main other option is no treatment. Often varicoceles don't require any treament- the main reason is if they cause pain or if there are fertility issues, but treatment does not always improve fertility- but is worth a try. Percutaneous embolization is another option but is also a procedure. See http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/varicocele/ds00618/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more