*Awaiting a GP-referred paed appointment.
I'm very concerned about my almost 10 month old DD's head circumference, she has gone from 25th percentile to off the charts
Developmentally she is progressing beautifully and right on track, no other symptoms of concern.
I'm worried about hydrocephalus but her eyes and fontanelle are fine so I'm not sure what to think, but I'm just so worried about why her percentile is jumping up so rapidly
Anyone else's baby have rapidly rising head circumference? What was the cause?
Just to be clear it's not the size of her head that is the worry, it is the rapid rise in percentile, thanks -very worried mumma!
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07-03-2014 20:36 #1
Big jump in head circumference percentile
07-03-2014 21:00 #2-
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I had a similar problem. My DS's head circumference was always big (near the top) but one day it was off the charts. We went straight to the doctor. It turns out the maternal and child health nurse did the measurement wrong, and DS was still 'on the chart.' The doctor wasn't impressed.
Anyway if your bubs eyes are fine that is a good sign.
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07-03-2014 21:03 #3
So her weight and height didn't increase in percentiles?
Fingers crossed it turns out to be nothing serious.
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07-03-2014 22:30 #4
07-03-2014 22:33 #5
10-03-2014 09:35 #6
Bump for any other experiences please!
10-03-2014 09:56 #7
I recently had a dr measure my 6 month olds head and it has jumped off the charts
The dr said to measure it monthly and if it grows more than 1 cm in three months I have to see the dr again.
Not sure how I can stop his head growing
We are a family of big heads though.
10-03-2014 11:02 #8
This happened to my DS. At 8 months he went for a check up, his head had grown a lot more than the rest of his body. The Mchn sent me to the doc, the doc sent me to the paed and the paed sent me straight to the hospital (all within 48 hours). She suspected hydrocephalus. We spent the day at the hospital and my DS had an ultrasound of the brain, all was ok. The paed at the hospital wasn't worried about him at all because he was clearly meeting his milestones.
His head was measured again 6 weeks later it has only grown .5 cm.
At his 12 month check his head was the same size, it hadn't grown at all! His body had! He's now back in proportion.
Also, my head is on the 95th centile and I come from a big headed family.
I was very stressed and upset though the whole ordeal. Op I hope your DD's head is just growing first and then her body will catch up.
Please pm me and ask any questions.
Good luck! ☺️
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