Sorry you have been having some difficulty! Mitral valve prolapse is common in young woman and mild regurgitation is almost always associated with this type of valve problem. Shortness of breath is certainly associated with mitral regurgitation, but this is almost always in the setting of older patients who have had severe regurgitation for some time (or acutely in the setting of something like a heart attack, which you do not have). It is impossible for me to say with certainty whether your mitral regurgitation is causing your shortness of breath without seeing your echocardiogram myself (to see other measurements on tho e echo which would better determine whether the regurgitation is a problem or not). If you severity of regurgitation has increased from mild to moderate, then a repeat echo at some point is certainly indicated. If the regurgitation is getting worse over time, it certainly could be causing your shortness of breath. Hope that helps.
Hi thank you for the response.
Would there be any other signs other than shortness of breath that indicate that the regurgitation has progressed from mild to moderate.
Is it normal for regurgitation to fluctuate from moderate to mild and then to moderate perhaps?
Thank you in advance.