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I am concerned something is wrong with my heart. Parents and…

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I am concerned something is wrong with my heart

Doctor's Assistant: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

Parents and grandparents have no heart issues brother with aortic valve stenosis and great grandfather had heart issues but was diabetic as well

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I'm not sure. Do you want to know symptoms

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago
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Hello I'm Dr Chip

Please tell me what's going on

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I feel that my current doctors are dismissing my problems and I'm finding it interfering with my current life, and causing depression because of how unwell I feel. I have shortness of breath, chest pains, arm pains, weakness so much so I can hardly life my arms. I was told I have abnormal heartbeats from the bottom of my heart during a Holter monitor. I'm very concerned for my life.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago

Did you have an echocardiogram and a stress test?

And was your thyroid function and vitamin D levels checked?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I have had a echo and a stress test done. I am unsure of how to read the reports. I am very tachycardic but they did not have significant findings although I am unsure about that. My ferritin level is 7ng/ml reference range 6-147 . folate is >20. 2.8-20. Vitamin d is 27.6 range 31-80. And my but b12 is 261 range 239-931.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago

What about your TSH for your thyroid?

And were your screened with an EBV viral titer?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
My tsh was .759
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ebv? Is that what the blood test is called
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago

Epstein barr viral titer

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The only positive one was EBV NA greater than 8 but I have had mono before
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago

OK Sorry for all the questions

And how long has all this been going on?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
A year at least.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago

OK

So what exactly do I need to tell you about all this?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
My feet also will swell and get red not much swelling but puffy. And patchy. Which makes me concerned I have a heart problem.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago

Have you had a chest x-ray?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
They said it was normal
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago

Then I assure you there's no problem with your heart from all that you've told me

The only other possibility here would be fibromyalgia which can't be tested for except with a physical exam

So I would refer you to a rheumatologist to check for that

Please let me know if you need any more information

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