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Suffering from heart murmurs. Is it due to under weight ?

im 14 weight 83 pounds 5 feet 1 last week i was told that me and my brother both have heart murmurs[he also skkinny]. we are getting an echo next week. should i be worried or is it that the doctor only heard it cause we were skinny
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A murmur is an abnormal sound heard on auscultation of heart sounds.
It is a subjective finding depending on the observer but being skinny individuals will not cause it.
Ther are many causes of murmurs some benign physiologicalnot so worrisome some pathological due to heart or systemic disease.
It is best to get Echo and ECG done if your doctor has suggested.
The report needn't be something to be scared of necessarily as I mentioned above ,sometimes even thyroid or anemia etc which are quite treatable can cause murmurs.
So don't worry.but get yourselves thoroughly investigated and treated by a physician
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