Had my chest x ray last Friday and was told the results would take 10 days. The ' Junior ' GP called me Today ( 4 days ) to inform me that the x-ray showed my lungs had no lesions, good news....but had shown that my heart is enlarged. Bad news.
He is arranging for me to have an ultra sound scan at the surgery to try and find the reason.
I have high blood pressure for the last 6 months, each month the GP ups my meds, but its still won't come down. I have told my GP on numerous occasions I have episodes of palpitations. He Put me on a 24 hour ECG and told me it was normal. I have told my Gp on numerous occasions that my ankles are sometimes swollen, he never takes much notice of this. He informs me that if the right side is enlarged it's a heart problem, if it's the left side it's to do with my lung problems.
I need all your comments, expertise and advice about this please.
As for my request to be referred to a Lung specialist he told me the practice senior GP has refused it saying as my copd was picked up in the practice it will be treated in the practice. He apparently will give me a call himself to discuss this with me...( that should be an interesting conversation !! )... BRING IT ON !!
A Worried Velvet xx