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I keep thinking my head is smaller than average. im male 23 and my head circumference is 22.5 inches/57 cm. is my head smaller because I wasn't breastfed when I was young or didn't drink milk? is there any way to make it bigger or make it look bigger

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Clinical Genetics
5 doctors agree

In brief: 57 cm is normal

Check the internet for standard growth charts for head circumference.
57 cm is not small! Where did you get that idea? It is normal for a male. And males have larger heads on the average for females..

In brief: 57 cm is normal

Check the internet for standard growth charts for head circumference.
57 cm is not small! Where did you get that idea? It is normal for a male. And males have larger heads on the average for females..
Dr. Richard Roberts
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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Big enough

not related to breastfeeding.
Med with smaller heads should not worry about it 57 cm is good enough. if you decide to become a pirate get a parakeet rather than one of those big parrots

In brief: Big enough

not related to breastfeeding.
Med with smaller heads should not worry about it 57 cm is good enough. if you decide to become a pirate get a parakeet rather than one of those big parrots
Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Richard Roberts
a 57 cm head circumference is a 7 ½ hat size.
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Head size?

Hi Josh D, head size is congenitally decided by about age 7yo.
" ~the brain is 80% of adult size by age 3 yr and 90% by age 7 yr." So by 7y the size of the head is settled and there is nothing one can do to increase it. Remember its only there to house and protect the brain and we cannot increase that to make the skull bigger. Unaffected by diet or milk etc. Appropriate head fashion? thanks

In brief: Head size?

Hi Josh D, head size is congenitally decided by about age 7yo.
" ~the brain is 80% of adult size by age 3 yr and 90% by age 7 yr." So by 7y the size of the head is settled and there is nothing one can do to increase it. Remember its only there to house and protect the brain and we cannot increase that to make the skull bigger. Unaffected by diet or milk etc. Appropriate head fashion? thanks
Dr. Edward Seegers
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Dr. Tipu Sultan
Do not worry about the head size. It has nothing to do with intelligence. The biggest human head on record is of a person with the diagnosis of mental retardation
Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Numbers are wrong

Is your head circumference actually 22.
5 inches or 57 cm. They are not equal. 22.5 inches = 49.5 cm, which would be very small. However, 57 cm is an average male adult head circumference. Head circumference is not related to breast feeding.

In brief: Numbers are wrong

Is your head circumference actually 22.
5 inches or 57 cm. They are not equal. 22.5 inches = 49.5 cm, which would be very small. However, 57 cm is an average male adult head circumference. Head circumference is not related to breast feeding.
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Richard Roberts
Excellent point. But the value is still normal for a mail.
Dr. Edward Seegers
Even so remember his "perception" is that it is small so one still needs to speak to that.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Another doc said

your head circumference is normal.
If this concern continues or if you find you have concerns about other body parts consider seeing a mental health professional. This MAY be an expression of a condition called Body Dysmorphic Disorder, or simply another anxiety condition. Peace and good health. Millionsof people were not breast fed.

In brief: Another doc said

your head circumference is normal.
If this concern continues or if you find you have concerns about other body parts consider seeing a mental health professional. This MAY be an expression of a condition called Body Dysmorphic Disorder, or simply another anxiety condition. Peace and good health. Millionsof people were not breast fed.
Dr. Bernard Seif
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Dr. Richard Roberts
a very good point.
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No to all

There is no association between breastfeeding and head size or milk consumption.
At age 23 your head is no longer growing in diameter. Short of extensive surgery, there is no means of making your head bigger. It is what is inside that is important!!!!

In brief: No to all

There is no association between breastfeeding and head size or milk consumption.
At age 23 your head is no longer growing in diameter. Short of extensive surgery, there is no means of making your head bigger. It is what is inside that is important!!!!
Dr. Alan Levine
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Dr. Al Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Normal

You are already grown, no relation to breastfeeding, compare your head circumference to your height on the chart in this link : http://www.
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1793909/?page=2

In brief: Normal

You are already grown, no relation to breastfeeding, compare your head circumference to your height on the chart in this link : http://www.
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1793909/?page=2
Dr. Al Hegab
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Dr. Clarene Cress
Pediatrics

In brief: 57 cm is average HC

For adult males, and 55 cm is average for women.
Many people consider an oval facial structure as being most attractive, and hair style and facial hair can have a big impact in modifying the appearance of a long narrow, round or square face. You may want to check this site: www.hairstyleonpoint.com.

In brief: 57 cm is average HC

For adult males, and 55 cm is average for women.
Many people consider an oval facial structure as being most attractive, and hair style and facial hair can have a big impact in modifying the appearance of a long narrow, round or square face. You may want to check this site: www.hairstyleonpoint.com.
Dr. Clarene Cress
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