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Dr Suri

My dtr was born term with an initial hc of 32 cm.
Her one month hc was 33.5 cm and most recent at 2 and a half months was 35 cm
I am worried as this is well below curve.
Her length is about 15 Ile and her wt is under 10.
Her birth wt was low at 2600g.
Her papa and I don't have small heads.
What should we be doing. Will she have disability as she gets bigger. Right now she is developing normal
An scan of her head an ultrasound was normal.
What do you think
Thanks

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There can be variation in the size of head. Small head by itself need not indicate any disease if the child is otherwise normal and is attaining normal milestones. If pregnancy was uneventful this may be a normal variation.  If the  CT scan is  normal there is  no need to do anything except monitor her development.


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I can answer questions in the field of general pediatrics-questions regarding the development of children, immunization, feeding, weaning and common childhood problems like fever, cough and recurrent illness. Many of these topics are dealt with on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. Often a mother imagines that her child is sick when in fact there is no problem. Such a mother needs explanation and reassurance. I will not be able to answer specific questions regarding diagnosis.

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I have more than 20 years of experience as a Pediatrician. I have been involved in the care of premature babies and also many critically ill children.

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I am attached to a Mission hospital in a small town in the Kannur dist. of Kerala in India. I also have my private clinic in a nearby place.

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Most of my articles are on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. I have also contributed articles to Ezine Articles and Article City. I believe that Pediatrics is more than treating diseases in children. I advocate holistic approach to child health and problems of children giving equal importance to physical, psychological and spiritual health of children.

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M.B.B.S. D.C.H. I have completed a distant course in adolescent health conducted by IMA AKN SINHA INSTITUTE. I have also completed an online course on Ayurvedic care of children conducted by Jiva Institute.

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