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born with a congenatil heart defect called pulmonary stenious.i..tooth

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i was born with a congenatil heart defect called pulmonary stenious.i had tests as a child which concluded it was an innocent murmur and needed no treatment accept if i visited the dentist and needed a tooth out,or during child birth i needed a large dose of antibiotics,i am only 45 years old now.but i have trouble breathing especially at night time i have to sleep with my pillows and bed raised.sometimes i wake in the middle of the night and cant breath properly and it frightens me.i also have a swollen abdomin and diarihia alot
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

How long and how frequently are you having the symptoms?

When have you consulted doctor last?

Did you have heart check up recently?

Do you take any medicine?

Did you have any test like EKG, Echo, Blood test, ultrasonography?

Do you have leg swelling, any other symptom or previous illness?

Thank you.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
my symtoms are almost every night,ive not seen a doctor n about 5 or 6 years,ive not had a heart check up since i was a child,i dont take medication,i do have leg swelling and also abdomin swelling.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for the information,

The swelling of the legs & abdomen is likely due to collection of fluid.

This can occur if the heart can not pump well & blood accumulate in the veins.

In failure of right side of the heart there can be such symptoms.

You may have mild stenosis in childhood which did not require any intervention.

There can be other causes too for it such as liver, kidney disorders, low blood protein etc.

When you had a history of pulmonary stenosis, you need to exclude heart issue first.

I feel you should get an examination by doctor & have tests Echo, EKG etc asap.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Best wishes.

Edited by Dr. Saha on 2/1/2011 at 11:38 AM EST
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