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Hi, I'm an 18 year old female, only health problem is ulcerative colitis. I've had chest pain, palpitations and anxiety for over a year now, ECG came back fine, and ultrasound came back I have a small mitrial regurgitation. On the NHS website it said this should be followed up by occasional scans, but I have heard nothing? What if my regurgitation progresses? Is it so minor or common that a follow up isn't needed?? HELP

Still get chest pain but GP insists it isn't cardio related??

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    from my understanding, dr's would want to follow you up probably in about 2 years time for regurgitation, and just simply watch it, getting better or getting worse, I suspect you Dr can hear it if it is big enough, but doesn't sound like it is.

    It may never cause you any problems, watch your weight, stay fit and healthy and try to get some counselling for your anxiety.

    Yes a heart issue when brought to your attention will cause you to be anxious, but don't allow that anxiety to take over your living a good life.

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    Hi brooke22

    sorry to hear your anxiety most importantly take time to relax .I would suggest

    for your peace of mind ask you GP to refer

    you to a Cardiologist where you could have

    an Echocardiogram .Did your GP check your

    heart with a Stethascope ?If yes did they hear a murmur?

    Was the regurgitation trivial or mild as

    some people can have it for years and can have medication .Do you know which valve

    is involved?mitral Valve?

    There are lots of websites NHS included uptodate etc

    that explain more in detail.If you have seen cardiologist already i would get an appointment to get them to explain in detail

    to you your results which i am sure they wont mind doing and when your follow up should be if any,

    just phone up the cardio department and get the secretary of the cardiologist email address to arrange an appointment .You can also have a 24 holter monitor reading which can be helpful and arranged by your GP

    You are very young and healthy and

    many people have regurgitation for many years without it progressing from mild and will just take medication .Most people with mild or moderate Regurgitation will not need treatment .So try not to worry and dont focus on your heart too much i know easier

    said than done !You should be having fun

    and enjoying yourself and not worrying about your health .You will be fine trust me!

    let me know how things are going

    good luck and good health

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      I have had my heart listened to and he thought he could here a murmur which is why he sent me for a ECG and ultrasound scan. But the lady doing the ultrasound said I didn't have a murmur, i just had a small mitrial regurgitation which was common in about 70% of people.

      I never usually get it when I exercise but I have just done some cardio work outs and it's beginning to hurt, I'm wondering if me worrying about it is bringing it on and causing me to feel the anxiety pain. I've booked an appointment with me GP

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      brooke22 ,can i ask if you have spoken or been examined by a Cardiologist? as they are really the

      person to talk with on the Result

      of an Echo (ultrasound)and can check for a murmur with stethascope

      Although the Echo Technician is qualified to explain some parts of the test the Cardiologist is experienced

      one to trust that truly understand the result .I mention this as the Echo is usually used for images of the heart function and to also looking for leaks and examine the valves.(but the technician does not see any obvious regurgitation they can bring to your attention sometimes before you see cardiologist to put your mind at rest

      (although not supposed to )

      the result will normally be sent via your GP

      the ultrasound and explained and also the cardiologist can explain it to you.

      The reason i mention all this is its best in my opinion to be thorough.

      And its good to get the very best

      from your examination.But if the cardiologist does give you the same

      opinion as the Echo Technician then fine that would be great news.

      I would mention about the pain on

      workout to Cardiologist always mention things even if they may seem really small and of no significance .It does sound like

      things are positive .Anxiety can cause

      lots of symptoms but try to relax more

      and not think too much .Glad your seeing your GP soon see if he can explain the Cardiologist echo result for peace of mind too or refer you back to a cardiologist about pain on exercise .Good health snd good luck.

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