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Not sure if this is the right place to post this but my 9mo DD has just been diagnosed in having a heart murmur. A while ago i posted that she had a febrile convulsion and it was at her check up afterwards that they picked up on it.
Now the doctors think its not serious and we're waiting to get in with the paed up at the Royal Childrens Hospital but im really spinning out about it. How come it was only picked up now?
Im sure everything will be fine but i still have a sinking feeling in my gut and want to know if there are other mums out there who have babies or children with heart murmurs. Im not a doctor so i dont know what it means but it doesnt sound promising.:no:
I have a heart murmur. I'm 34!. It's not all doom and gloom.
I wish you all the best and for your child.
My DD1 has a murmur. I have been told it is benign and won't be a problem.
She had it at birth, she didn't have it at her 6 week check up, but it seems to pop up sometimes when she is unwell.
My ds's paed heard a heart murmur when he was about that age, maybe a little older. It was still there when he was 15 months old so he had to have an ultrasound of his heart to check it out. Apparently many bubs have a murmur before the age of 1, but it goes away. Anyway, the ultrasound was normal and the murmur has now well & truly gone, never to cause a problem again.
My DD was diagnosed with a heart murmur at around 8 weeks. At the time it was terribly scary - words like "heart failure" being thrown around and a trip to emergency and the paediatric ward, then a cardiologist and a zillion ultrasounds etc.
She has been found to have a mild pulmonary stenosis (thickening and narrowing of the pulmonary valve) -which sounds really scary!
But after all the checks etc, we have been assured that it's very mild, she has an annual checkup with the paediatric cardiologist, and it hasn't affected her in any way. Occasionally when she has been ill, our GP notices that he can hear it, but otherwise you would never know.
I know it's frightening, especially with heart issues, but murmurs are apparently very common and the majority of people who have them have no ill effects at all and go on to lead long, healthy, normal lives. Good luck with everything and I hope you have the best of results.
DD1 has a murmer, its not doom & gloom. She a happy, healthy 9 month old who doesnt let anything stop her.
My great grandfather had a murmur picked up when he was 92, didnt stop him doing anything.
I was told DS (3) has a heart murmur last week when i took him for a check up for his ears...my GP did a gerneral check - he said it was very prominent, you couldn't miss it, when listening...
he said it is most likely not of concern....
I vaguely remember another doctor mentioning this once...quite some time ago...
should we ask for it to be checked further, jut to rule out anything...or just leave it...opinions please?
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