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Do you think that two doctors listening to your heart could miss a heart condition ?

Do You Think That Two Doctors Listening To Your Heart Could Miss A Heart Condition?
Don't mean to sound like a Hypocondriac but I recentlty went to two doctors ,one telling me that I had an innocent murmur and telling me that I didn't need test and the other examine me as well and had the same conclusions .Its is possible for two specialist to miss a heart condtion ?Are they trained to know what to look for when examaning you? What are the odds for this to happen? No other symptoms present.The other doctors said that was the reason they weren't concerned.No swelling of the lower extemities or tiredness,or low guess that is why they didn't want test.Do they have the ablitity to read you like a book and know what to look for?They both spent over an hour with me each,since I was a new patient for them .
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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Doctors would normally not miss out a physiological murmur (a normal and insignificant murmur) from a pathological one. When two doctors have given you similar finding, you must start believing at least one of them. If anyone had even an iota of doubt about the nature of the murmur, surely they would have suggested certain more investigations including an echocardiogram. However, a colored echocardiogram would give you a definite answer and would be able to certainly differentiate between a normal heart and a heart with some pathology that is causing a heart murmur. Please undertake this investigation at the earliest, otherwise you are liable to land up with what is termed as ‘cardiac neurosis’. You may also like to get your hemoglobin and thyroid levels checked as anaemia (low hemeoglobin) and thyrotoxicosis (high thyroid hormone levels or the sensitivity) are leading causes besides young age, anxiety, pregnancy, fever, and other causes of hyperdynamic circulation. Already the pathologic nature of the murmur has been ruled out by the clinicians of which there are different other reasons.
Answered: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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