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Top 10 Shortness of Breath With a Pins - and - Needles Feeling Around the Mouth Causes

  1. 1.Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

    Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a disease in which the heart muscle (myocardium) becomes abnormally thick (hypertrophied). This happens sometimes as a result of long-term elevated blood pressure, and sometimes without any particular reason. The thickened heart muscle can make it harder for the heart to pump blood.

    You should visit your primary care physician. Cardiomyopathy is usually treated with prescription medication to slow down the heart rate and make the heart squeeze less forcefully. In severe cases of cardiomyopathy, an operation called myectomy is performed to remove a segment of thickened muscle from the wall dividing the right and left ventricle (the septum).

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, racing heart beat, shortness of breath on exertion
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Aortic Valve Regurgitation

    Aortic valve regurgitation is a condition that occurs when your heart's aortic valve doesn't close tightly. This allows some of the blood that was just pumped out of the lower left chamber (left ventricle) to leak back into it.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours if you are feeling fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, chest pain, irregular pulse or sensations of a rapid, fluttering heartbeat. Depending on severity, you may or may not need treatment.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath, racing heart beat, shortness of breath on exertion, shortness of breath when lying down, brief fainting episode
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Viral Pneumonia

    Viral pneumonia is inflammation (irritation and swelling) of the lungs due to infection with a virus. Community-acquired pneumonia is the most common type, which is usually acquired in public areas such as at work, school, or grocery store.

    You should see a care provider to be treated and for evaluation of severity of your symptoms. Viral pneumonia is NOT treated with antibiotics, and you may find over-the-counter medications for pain and fever to be helpful.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, cough, shortness of breath, loss of appetite
    Symptoms that never occur with viral pneumonia:
    unexplained bruising
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Bacterial Pneumonia

    Bacterial pneumonia is the infection of the lungs with bacteria (as opposed to a fungus or a virus).

    You should go see a doctor within the next day since this diagnosis requires a chest X-ray in addition to a doctor's assessment. Treatment with antibiotics is important to keeping the infection under control, which can become dangerous if it spreads or worsens within the lungs.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, cough, headache, loss of appetite, shortness of breath
    Symptoms that always occur with bacterial pneumonia:
    cough
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  5. 5.Alpha - 1 Anti - Trypsin Deficiency

    Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AAT deficiency) is an inherited condition that raises your risk for lung and liver disease. Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) is a protein that protects the lungs. The liver makes it. If the AAT proteins aren't the right shape, they get stuck in the liver cells and can't reach the lungs.

    A primary care physician can assess the likelihood of having AAD, which requires clinical suspicion and a blood test. From there, he/she will manage the diagnosis with vaccinations, medications, and helping you make good health choices.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath, wheezing, shortness of breath on exertion, coughing up a watery substance, yellow skin (jaundice)
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  6. 6.Narrowing of the Aortic Valve

    The aorta is the main artery that carries blood out of the heart to the rest of the body. Blood flows out of the heart and into the aorta through the aortic valve. In aortic stenosis, the aortic valve does not open fully, which decreases blood flow from the heart.

    You should seek immediate medical care at an ER, where an ultrasound can assess the heart's health.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, shortness of breath on exertion, decreased exercise tolerance
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  7. 7.Allergic Reaction (Not Life - Threatening)

    When the body encounters a harmful substance, it responds with inflammation and swelling that can be protective. In many individuals, the body responds this way to substances that are not normally harmful, like foods or pollen. This is the basis of allergy, or Type 1 Hypersensitivity.

    You should visit a physician to discuss the allergy and its severity, if you have not already been diagnosed. Your doctor may order an allergy screen to see what other substances produce the response. If you begin to feel tightness in the throat or difficulty breathing, get to an ER as soon as possible.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    swollen face, swollen lips, hives, red swollen bumps or patches with a pale center, lip numbness, history of allergies
    Symptoms that never occur with allergic reaction (not life-threatening):
    shortness of breath, throat itching
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Pulmonary Embolism

    A pulmonary embolism is a sudden blockage in an artery in the lungs. It is a serious condition that can cause permanent damage to the affected lung, low oxygen levels in your blood, or damage to other organs in your body from not getting enough oxygen.

    Call 911 immediately. This is a medical emergency that requires immediate diagnosis and treatment.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath, cough, fever, being severely ill, wheezing
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  9. 9.Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway filled with ligament and bones at the base of your hand. It contains nerve and tendons. Sometimes, thickening from irritated tendons or other swelling narrows the tunnel and causes the nerve to be compressed. Symptoms usually start gradually, and as they worsen, grasping objects can become difficult.

    Early diagnosis and treatment are important to prevent permanent nerve damage. Your doctor will diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome with a physical exam and special nerve tests. Treatment includes resting your hand, splints, pain and anti-inflammatory medicines. If symptoms do not improve with these less invasive treatments, your physician may recommend surgery.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    spontaneous shoulder pain, hand weakness, wrist pain, pain in one hand, weakness in one hand
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  10. 10.Iron Deficiency Anemia

    Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells, which deliver oxygen. Iron deficiency anemia occurs when the body does not have enough iron. Iron helps make red blood cells.

    You should visit your primary care physician, who will take a blood test to confirm diagnosis. Treatment involves iron supplementation (pills) or transfusion in really extreme cases (not likely).

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, shortness of breath, dizziness, heavy menstrual flow
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Shortness of Breath With a Pins - and - Needles Feeling Around the Mouth

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Do you notice your heart beating hard, rapidly, or irregularly (also called palpitations)?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?

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Shortness of Breath With a Pins - and - Needles Feeling Around the Mouth Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced shortness of breath with a pins-and-needles feeling around the mouth have also experienced:

    • 6% Swollen Lips
    • 4% Lip Rash
    • 4% Rib Pain
  • People who have experienced shortness of breath with a pins-and-needles feeling around the mouth had symptoms persist for:

    • 39% Less Than a Day
    • 22% Less Than a Week
    • 21% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced shortness of breath with a pins-and-needles feeling around the mouth were most often matched with:

    • 10% Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • 7% Aortic Valve Regurgitation
    • 5% Viral Pneumonia

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