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I was born with a pulmonary valve stenosis, heart murmur and

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I was born with a pulmonary valve stenosis, heart murmur and intact atrial septum and asthma. I was seen by a cardiologist up until 2009 where I was meant to be referred then to an adult hospital but I never was. I never found it a concern but lately I have been feeling quite unwell and with different symptoms that may be associated with this but have not had chance to see a gp as not currently registered as I have recently moved house and cities! I have nausea, vomiting, fatigue (sometimes not even being able to get out of bed) shortness of breath on occasions, having to take really deep breaths to catch my breath, struggling to exercise for long periods having to stop a lot! Getting sick - cold, coughs quite often and just generally feeling unwell! Been on and off for a while now maybe 18-24months! Gradually worsening
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  wieyedoc replied 1 year ago.

How long has this been going on?

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
For around 2 years, I went to the doctors for investigations but they did not know! I had not mentioned about my pulmonary valve stenosis or intact atrial septum as I Was unsure about it and didn’t know too much about the conditions. I have no other medical problems I am aware of. I have just not been well and fully feeling well for over 2 years now
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for that additional information.

Given your symptoms if you can't get into see a GP soon then it would not be unreasonable for you to go to A&E, especially since things have been getting worse.

Given your history and your symptoms you really need to figure out what is going on.

Does this make sense to you?

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Dr. Rick MD FACS

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can I just ask, do you know as an adult would the symptoms I have possibly require the heart surgery? A girl I know from many years ago at the hospital has just had open heart surgery due to having that!
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 1 year ago.

From what you have posted I would not say that you are heading toward open heart surgery. Even if your symptoms are from your pulmonary valve stenosis there are a lot of other options before rushing to crack your chest.

So. What should you do?

Get in for a good physical exam and figure out exactly what is going on.

Make sense to you?

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Thanks in advance,

Dr. Rick MD FACS