The Upper Head Feels More Prominent Without Complaints?
I want to ask, my younger brother was just 11 years old. I just realized that the head of the upper part is slightly enlarged unevenly with the lower one sticking out and the forehead but does not feel pain or dizziness. Why is that? Is it a disease or is the shape of the head always not the same? Thank you
Hello Raden Yunisa, thank you for asking yes on HealthReplies.com.
Each person's head shape may be different because the definition of a 'normal' head shape can sometimes also be influenced by a person's social and cultural factors. But, in general, the shape of the head that is considered medically normal is the shape of the head that has proportions and dimensions that are balanced, which when viewed from above, looks like an egg, which has the back of the head slightly larger than the front of the head where the length the head is about 20% longer than the head width and is the same between the left and right sides.
But there are also certain head shapes that are considered abnormal even though each person's head may be different. This can be caused by various causes such as bleeding from the head, hydrocephalus, abnormalities of the head bones, birth defects, infections during pregnancy and several other causes.
To determine the shape of your sister's head is normal, or indeed experiencing a deformity, you should bring your sister to see a doctor. Next, your sister may be asked to do an x-ray or CT-scan of the head to assess whether the shape is normal or not. The next action if deemed abnormal, depends on the underlying cause.
If your sister suddenly experiences severe headaches, convulsions, spray vomiting or loss of consciousness, immediately take it to the hospital emergency room.
I hope this helps.