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What causes palpitations and infection in mouth?

Hi there. I m a 24 year old female and for the last week or so I ve been having a faster than normal heartbeat. My usual resting heartbeat is between 55 to 60 and recently it has been 80 to 95, and even went over 100 when I was at critical care but of course I was nervous then. The top number on my BP was higher than usual (128) but the bottom was normal (78) which again I assumed was because of my fast heartbeat but unfortunately I forgot to ask. I ve had two EKGs done in the last two days, one at critical care and one at my GP, and both are otherwise normal. My GP suspects either mitral valve prolapse or a thyroid issue and I m scheduled for an echo in two weeks, but very nervous in the meantime. I had blood work and a urine test done which were also all normal, but we are waiting on the thyroid test results. Otherwise I m pretty healthy. I m 5 2 , 116 lbs, and I ve never had any heart related issues before. I do have generalized anxiety disorder which is usually well controlled and LPR reflux and GERD which were just diagnosed and had done a lot of damage in the meantime. I ve improved greatly since starting medication. I do not drink anything other than water, have never done drugs or consumed alcohol, and eat a balanced vegetarian diet. I should note the reflux did massive damage to my teeth and I m in the middle of having about 10 root canals done, ending with two extractions/bridges on two teeth that can t be salvaged. I m always scared of my teeth spreading infection to my blood but my dentist days I would develop an obvious acute infection in my mouth/gum first. I guess I m just looking for any kind of reassurance or input until I can get the echo test done. For most of the day my heartbeat is so strong I can see it moving my shirt and feel it in various places all over my body. ): so far it hasn t gone above the 90s at rest and I m not lightheaded or breathless. Thank you very much for your time!
Tue, 31 Dec 2019
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

* Palpitation is secondary to the adrenalin release through the stress-induced condition with excess thoughts and doubts.

* The mouth infection is considered to be present, which is actually not present as told by the dentist, so again that goes to the mental thought process.

You require consultation with counseling at the expert psychiatric clinic to fix the issue in the best possible manner.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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What causes palpitations and infection in mouth?

Hello, * Palpitation is secondary to the adrenalin release through the stress-induced condition with excess thoughts and doubts. * The mouth infection is considered to be present, which is actually not present as told by the dentist, so again that goes to the mental thought process. You require consultation with counseling at the expert psychiatric clinic to fix the issue in the best possible manner. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon