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A 29-year-old female asked:

I have mild mitral valve prolapse w regular daily palpations and sometimes chest pain. is this normal or do they mean more severe condition?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Probably normal: Mitral Valve Prolapse is asymptomatic in most people, but sometimes causes palpitations and chest pain, more commonly in women. There are evaluations that can be done making sure nothing more severe is occurring. If problematic, there are medications that can reduce these symptoms. See your doctor since they seem to be bothering you.
Dr. Russell Chin
Dentistry 45 years experience
See your cardiologist: chest pain is never normal and if they occur daily you need to contact your cardiologist right away.

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Last updated May 31, 2015

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