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Old 05-04-2010, 08:08 AM   #1
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Enlarged heart? (xray inside)

I went to the doc because my feet and legs are swollen (i can leave an inch deep dent in my shin!) theyve been like this around 6 months now.

He ran a bunch of tests and most of them came back ok except he said i was anemic, he said kidneys were good but he wanted to check if maybe my heart was enlarged, he didnt say why and my whining 3 year old made it hard to ask many questions.

I got the xray done in the medical centre there and the xray guy gave me a disk with my xray on it and told me to bring them back with me to my next appointment. (its not what im used to, but this is my new doc now so thats how it goes i spoze!)

So i am wondering if anyone here knows what an enlarged heart looks like? do i have one? why would he think i might?

i wont be seeing the doc again for almost 2 weeks so my curiosity is just killing me!

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Old 05-04-2010, 03:57 PM   #2
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Re: Enlarged heart? (xray inside)

One symptom of an enlarged heart is pitting edema which is what you described when you said your feet have been swollen for the last 6 months. Another symptom would be shortness of breath.

An enlarged heart will show up on an x-ray. You're going to have to wait to see what the doctors says.

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