enlarged heart

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   Posted 7/2/2013 6:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi i'm in mids of getting diagnosed as Lupus had heap of blood tests done and wait till next week to go back to specillist,
 i had chest xray done also and it showed enlarged heart
is this common in Lupus ?
currently i have glands up in neck and ulcers in mouth
have been getting Headachs last one lasted 3 weeks just as i was going to go hospital it eased
and Soooooo Tired Exhausted
every muscle Hurts

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   Posted 7/2/2013 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, BD. (I say that 'cause who would welcome a Bad Day??! ;) )

Those symptoms could be from any number of illnesses. Although an enlarged heart isn't normally related to Lupus, it could be...anything is possible.

Best to just focus on "One Day At A Time" and wait for the Drs to finish diagnosing you.

Let us know if you have any questions.
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   Posted 7/2/2013 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been told I have a slightly enlarged heart on the right ventricle and some aortic artifacts(?).

The doctors don't seem too worried right now about it.
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