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Child having stomach infection. Advised echo test. Reason for doing echo test?

HI my daughter is 1 yr and 5 mth old she gone to india to meet her grand parents , she got infected with some stomach infection but while examining her the doc asked us to do a 2d echo test ... 1. Is it required in children after birth might be few mths later to go for this test 2. Whats the exact reason behind going for a 2d echo test My daughter is very active right now and in that case also is it necessary for me to take on 2d echo test
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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I think the docter must have incidently found a heart murmur in your child and he just wants to rule out any congenital heart anomaly in the child.This is non invasive test to look at the heart structure and dynamics of blood flow just like an Ultrasonography. It can be done anytime in the life after birth.Since the docter has advised go ahead and get it done it will do no harm but will rule out the doubt in the mind of the docter.
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Answered: Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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