In April I went abroad to see a private doctor, who, in addition to supervising my treatment for hypothyroidism, also diagnosed me with a heart murmur. She seems to think it is related to my hypothyroidism and she'd like me to get an echocardiogram. I asked my NHS gp about it, and he listened and couldn't hear it. He suggested that I might have had a virus at the time the murmur was heard and sometimes when the virus goes away the murmur goes too.
I've been back to the private doctor, who listened again and said it is still there. She would still like me to have an echo to determine what kind of murmur it is. I'm planning to have a dental implant this year, and she said the dentist might want to give me an antibiotic if I have a heart murmur.
Does anyone else here with ht also have a heart murmur? Any suggestions about what to do about this? Will a private echo cost me an arm and a leg? Can I have a private echo without the prescription of a UK doctor? I can ask my gp again I guess, though I think I'll get the same answer. I can change doctors and/or surgeries and ask again. I can ask my NHS endo about it. I'm not sure of the best route forward.
Or am I overreacting? I know heart murmur can cause fatigue, which is one of my main symptoms, so it seems like it would be worth getting sorted out, and I'm concerned about the implications of having dental work.
Sorry so many questions. I'm not originally from the UK and have not had much treatment on the NHS so I feel unsure about how to go about things.