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Small child, suffering from heart murmur, feeling unwell. Cause of concern?

Hi at my daughters two month well check the dr noticed a heart murmur an said it is normal however she hasn t been feeling well she is now three months an I took her in well the dr noticed the heart murmur sounded worse and is sending us to a cardiologist so iam wondering should I be worried? Do they sometimes sound worse then other times or has it really got worse?
Asked On : Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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Thanks for asking your question on this forum.Heart murmur is an extra sound heard with stethoscope whilst listening to normal heart sounds. It is good to know she has got an appointment to see a cardiologist. They would have to do a scan of her heart and find out if there is anything wrong with structure/blood flow in the heart. There are changes in body/heart/lungs in first couple of months and it is quite possible that the murmur is now sounding louder than it appeared before and hence your doctor is requesting a cardiology opinion. I would like to know couple of things:1. Has she been gaining weight?2. Does she get easily tired whilst feeding?3. Does she get lot of sweating?4. Have you noticed any colour changes?Reason for asking these questions is- some heart problems (present since birth, but no manifesting until babies are couple of weeks old) will cause problems with weight gain/feeding etc.
Please do come back to this forum with answers to questions mentioned above.I hope it turns out to be something trivial.Regards Dr Tejas ShahPediatric Intensivist
Answered: Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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