multiple mild leaky valves and pericardial effusion
Hi.. I just turned 40, and have a history of autonomic dysfuntion. (postural tachy syndrome & probable small fiber neuropathy). I had a seizure a few weeks ago. And have been running a low grade fever for months. I take mestinon and bystolic for the p.o.t.s. But an echo I had back in dec showed tiny amount of pericardial effusion and trace tricuspid regurg. My newest echo showed some changes. Now it shows mild mitral regurg, mild sclerosis of aortic valve, mild aortic insufficiency, mild tricuspid regurg and small anterior pericardial effusion. It seems that a lot has changed in the 8 months since the last echo. I am a little scared and go back for another echo in about 10 days, at which point I will talk to my cardio about these changes. It worries me that all of a sudden it all seems a lot worse.
Does anyone know what it means to have aortic sclerosis and regurg at same time? Does this progress? And why is there fluid around my heart? Are these things progressive? Is it normal or 'mild' or benign to have all this happen at the same time and to develop within 8 months.
I also go in for colonoscopy next week for possible colitis. But i don't know yet.
I am panicking a little and wanted to see if you guys have experience with all the echo findings I listed, or if anyone knows what it means...
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.