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Aortic stenosis progression?
When I was 3 years old I was diagnosed with a bicuspid aortic stenosis. I am now 20, and the doctor said there has been no problems/change, in the 20 years and that all I need to do, is get a check up with him every 6-12 months. I have panic disorder, and am a severe hypdochondriac. He yells at me all the time, because I always stress about my heart.


I am going in 3 weeks, for my 6 month check up, and of course, I am nervous that it may have gotten worse. It's hard for me to tell if I have any symptoms, but I don't think I do.


Could my AS gotten any worse in 6 months? I know a lot about this disorder, but I just have a few questions.


If I need surgery at age 30 or so, I can deal with that. My doctor said I don't need it right now, but I am nervous my valve got worse. I do not know about the valve size or anything, probably because he knows I'll just look it up.


Does the condition get worse over years? or weeks, or days. or months or what?!


Please give me any information, that can help me relax.


I am on medication (Enalapril 5 MG, one and a half pill 2 times a day)


I have aortic regurgitation, and a murmur, which I know usually comes with aortic stenosis.


How could I know if its getting worse?





How can I tell if its really getting worse, or its just me being paranoid, and thinking i feel like it is.



All I need to know is this:


How long would it take for me to feel a difference? how bad can it get in 6 months?

How do i know if what im feeling is from my heart, or stress?
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Q:Could my AS gotten any worse in 6 months? I know a lot about this disorder, but I just have a few questions.

......Yes.

Q:If I need surgery at age 30 or so, I can deal with that. My doctor said I don't need it right now, but I am nervous my valve got worse. I do not know about the valve size or anything, probably because he knows I'll just look it up.

........trust your doctor.  See your other post on the subject.

Q:Does the condition get worse over years? or weeks, or days. or months or what?!

.....Often with bicuspid valve begins to be a problem in the third and fourth decade of life.  Older individuals learn they have BAV with a physical exam and didn't know there was BAV.

Q:How long would it take for me to feel a difference? how bad can it get in 6 months?

....Unable to predict.  Follow your doctor's advice and evaluation, treatment, etc.

Q: How do i know if what im feeling is from my heart, or stress?

....You and your doctor will have to rely on tests as symptoms alone does not make a diagnosis.

Please confine your similar questions and answers to the orginal post.
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