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Need advice have a 6 month old son doctor said his head is growing to fast an its off the percentile chart any thoughts please? Its over 100%

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: And the workup ?

The more common reason for this is one or both parents have a big head.
I routinely measure parents as a first step. If the soft spot is still open, an ultrasound of the head can sometimes give enough information to rule out a fluid buildup, but a CT or MRI give good data.If neither study finds a treatable problem, I monitor the issue.

In brief: And the workup ?

The more common reason for this is one or both parents have a big head.
I routinely measure parents as a first step. If the soft spot is still open, an ultrasound of the head can sometimes give enough information to rule out a fluid buildup, but a CT or MRI give good data.If neither study finds a treatable problem, I monitor the issue.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine

In brief: See specialist

Have your doctor refer you to a pediatric specialist.

In brief: See specialist

Have your doctor refer you to a pediatric specialist.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Dr. Michael Sparacino
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