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Had delivered normally. Baby having elongated head initially, which has reduced. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Jun-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:You can type your medical query here and we can have a good discussion here
User:My wife gave birth to a baby 5 days back
User:it was a normal delivery and the baby had elongated head initially
User:in 24 hrs it was reduced by 60% but still there is some elongation
User:i just want to know how many weeks more it will take to become normal
User:the doctor who did the delivery said it will take some weeks
Doctor:Ok, congratulations first
Doctor:The elongated appearance might be because of the accumulation of the blood and fluid over the skull of the baby. This is not a malformation to note
Doctor:Since the doctor would have ruled out major anamolies I would safely say that there could be a impaired venous return
Doctor:It is most often brought on by pressure from the uterus or vaginal wall during a head-first.
Doctor:This is because there are stages of labor
Doctor:When the first stage and second stage of labor are bit prolonged then this happens
Doctor:during the second stage
Doctor:This fluid / blood will eventually be absorbed and the skull takes normal shape
Doctor:Are you following what I say?
Doctor:The time taken to reabsorb or the entire fluid is generally 4 to 8 weeks
Doctor:No other treatment is necessary
User:then i need not worry till 8 weeks
Doctor:Even after that you just need to get examined by the pediatrician
Doctor:So anyway the pediatrician will look at it during 6 week and 10 week vaccination schedule
User:yes we have a vaccination appointment in the mid of decemeber
Doctor:yeah hence do not worry just observe the swelling it should subside
Doctor:Did you understand?
User:thanks doctor for the clarification
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
Doctor:Thank you for visit here.
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