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I went to an online symptom checker. It said I might have hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. What do doctors say are the most common symptoms?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Really?

That's a tricky diagnosis for any entity that has not seen or examined you.
The symptoms of hocm are quite common (breathlessness, chest discomfort, palpitations) as are the signs. If hocm is even a remote possibility, you best be seen by a cardiologist to confirm (or more likely, deny) the diagnosis by physical examination and an echocardiogram with/without physiologic maneuvers (he'll know!).

In brief: Really?

That's a tricky diagnosis for any entity that has not seen or examined you.
The symptoms of hocm are quite common (breathlessness, chest discomfort, palpitations) as are the signs. If hocm is even a remote possibility, you best be seen by a cardiologist to confirm (or more likely, deny) the diagnosis by physical examination and an echocardiogram with/without physiologic maneuvers (he'll know!).
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Variable

Some patients have no symptoms.
The first symptom may be sudden collapse and possible death. Others include chest pain, fainting, palpitations, high blood pressure, heart failure, shortness of breath, easy fatigue, exercise intolerance.

In brief: Variable

Some patients have no symptoms.
The first symptom may be sudden collapse and possible death. Others include chest pain, fainting, palpitations, high blood pressure, heart failure, shortness of breath, easy fatigue, exercise intolerance.
Dr. Barton Cook
Dr. Barton Cook
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