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means your child's head is larger than expected for his or her age and gender. Healthcare providers will measure around your child's head. They will compare the size of your child's head to other children that are the same age and sex. Treatment depends on the cause of your child's macrocephaly.

Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Increasing head size
  • Delays in development, lack of head control
  • Fussiness and poor eating in babies
  • Increased sleepiness
  • Difficulty walking, changes in eyes
  • Seizures

Call your child's doctor or specialist if:

  • You notice symptoms or changes in your child.
  • You have questions or concerns about your child's condition or care.

Follow up with your child's doctor or specialist as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your child's visits.

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