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Heart Murmur Question!

Posted by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 9:45 PM
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My DS was born with a heart murmur. At his first physical it had closed up and they could no longer hear it. Well by the time is 2 year physical came around it was back. They said they would check it in 6 months. Well at 2.5 they could hear it with him sitting up and laying down so they wanted to do an ECG to be sure everything was okay. By his 4 year physical they were not able to hear it. Friday night we took him to the Emergency Room for an unrelated issue (ended up being pneumonia) but they had mentioned that he had a heart murmur and if I knew.

How is it possible for it to keep opening and closing?! I am going to call his Dr. tomorrow to make an appt but I am curious if anybody else has experienced this with their LO. I am worried there is something they are not catching if it keeps coming and going. Or is this even possible, maybe it is the Drs and he needs to see a specialist? Any advice would help! Thanks ladies :) 

by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 9:45 PM
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TheMommaJessie
by Bronze Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 9:51 PM

my ds had a hole in his heart @ birth (said it was because he was so premie) they closed it up with medications but he still has a murmur. i say might be the doc that iss the issue not that its coming back.

JoKazmierski
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Thanks for your reply! They have never mentioned medication so up until this point I haven't been real concerned with the ECG results being fine and everything. How old is you DS if you don't mind me asking? I have tried looking up the age it usually completely goes away but I keep finding conflicting answers, errg.

Quoting TheMommaJessie:

my ds had a hole in his heart @ birth (said it was because he was so premie) they closed it up with medications but he still has a murmur. i say might be the doc that iss the issue not that its coming back.



TheMommaJessie
by Bronze Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 10:04 PM

he is 2. he was born @ 27 weeks gestation so they had 2 give him a medication 24 hours after birth 2 close the hole or he would have died it was because his heart wasnt fully developed but the murmur they said he might have all his life but as long as it didnt interfer with his life its fine.

Quoting JoKazmierski:

Thanks for your reply! They have never mentioned medication so up until this point I haven't been real concerned with the ECG results being fine and everything. How old is you DS if you don't mind me asking? I have tried looking up the age it usually completely goes away but I keep finding conflicting answers, errg.

Quoting TheMommaJessie:

my ds had a hole in his heart @ birth (said it was because he was so premie) they closed it up with medications but he still has a murmur. i say might be the doc that iss the issue not that its coming back.




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by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 10:45 PM
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momtoBrenna
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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He probably has what is called a Still's murmur. That is where they are literally hearing the blood moving through the valves. They come and go and are harmless. I would ask for an echocardiogram to make sure though. My dd and ds both have them and their hearts are just fine. 

Mipsy
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 12:53 AM
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This is what I was gonna suggest. My son has this. Some days they can really hear it and other days they can't find it at all. We are getting an echo done to check up on it though just due to other health issues. 

Quoting momtoBrenna:

He probably has what is called a Still's murmur. That is where they are literally hearing the blood moving through the valves. They come and go and are harmless. I would ask for an echocardiogram to make sure though. My dd and ds both have them and their hearts are just fine. 


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JoKazmierski
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 1:18 AM
Thanks for all your replies ladies! I am going to call when the open and ask about getting another echo done to make me feel better :)
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Mrs.Bolin
by Bronze Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 1:29 AM

I was born with it and it went away and when i became pregnant with my second child it came back which is completely normal for any pregnant woman to develop. I wouldnt worry but if it bugs you then get it checked out

MixedCooke
by Silver Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 1:47 AM

when I was a baby, I had what is called a patent ductus arterioso, in which a small valve in the heart present during formation to circulate the blood throughout the body but bypassing the lungs, since we arent breathing air in utero, and is supposed to close after birth.  I did not show any symptoms until I was about a year old and had surgery to close it at 13 months old.  I still did everything such as play basketball, play soccer, play softball, cheerleading, marching/concert band, etc.

JoKazmierski
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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I had no idea adults could have them! Thanks for the info :) 


Quoting Mrs.Bolin:

I was born with it and it went away and when i became pregnant with my second child it came back which is completely normal for any pregnant woman to develop. I wouldnt worry but if it bugs you then get it checked out



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