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    i am just looking for advice really, i am 17 and was diagnosed with an aortic stenosis at 3. i have check ups every 6 months and havnt had a problem. but recently i have been getting dizzy more and having slight chest pains i am scared of the dr and so have missed my past two appointment's. what do you think the problem is and will i need surgery? i also wanted to know what the most common treatment will be.
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    i am just looking for advice really, i am 17 and was diagnosed with an aortic stenosis at 3. i have check ups every 6 months and havnt had a problem. but recently i have been getting dizzy more and having slight chest pains i am scared of the dr and so have missed my past two appointment's. what do you think the problem is and will i need surgery? i also wanted to know what the most common treatment will be.
    Hi

    It is really difficult to say what could be going on. It could be any number of things. I think that the most important thing that you can do right now though is to go and see your GP. From your post it seems like prior to this you weren't getting any symptoms so for whatever reason there has been a change and this should probably be checked out. Without access to your medical records/investigations etc it is impossible for any of us to know exactly what is wrong or what the treatment will be. To be safe and make sure that you are ok going to the doctor is the safest option.

    I realise that it might be scary but try to focus on the fact that it is better to know what is going on than to worry at home not knowing.

    For some general information about aortic stenosis patient.co.uk have good information leaflets on most conditions.

    Seeing your GP will hopefully get things moving in the right direction.

    Take care

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