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    would a heart murmur cause an enlarged head and constipation?
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    tigerpaw posted:
    I have been being told diferent things by each specialist and the pediatritian.my 11 m/o was born with a heart murmur, has had constant smelly, mucusy constipation for 10 months, he's on 2 laxatives, a special formula & supositories; nothing works. His 9 month check up, his pedi noticed his head had grown 2x as fast as his body, that coupled with developmental delays had the pediatritain thinking he had a problem in his brain. He recieved an MRI and they found a small amount of fluid so they want to see if it clears up on its own. He's come down with RSV 3 times in 2 months. Iam trying to find out what could be causeing this. Iam curious, could the murmer be the cause or just another symptom?
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    cardiostarusa1 responded:
    Hi:

    Would a heart murmur cause an enlarged head and constipation?


    Not typically.

    A heart murmur is simply a turbulent sound, which may/can come and go throughout life, and sometimes, as reported, the presence of a heart murmur does not indicate a disease or problem, and all heart problems do not cause heart murmurs.

    Best of luck to your son down the road of life.

    Take care,

    CardioStar*

    WebMD member (since 8/99)



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