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How can you tell if you have a enlarged heart ?

how can you tell if you have a enlarged heart 14 year old male? because when i hug people they can feel my heart muscle contracting then they say that s one strong teenage heart you got there beating in your chest and its so embarrassing because when i hug people i get nervous and yea my heart is pounding
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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If you are thin or overly excited (anxious) yes you would be able to feel your heart beat. If you are really concerned see your doctor, I feel sure that you are just fine, just not comfortable hugging people. thanks
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