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Grayslake, IL
A 37-year-old female asked:

What causes 10 second feeling of fullness like a ballon inflating in left breast and chest? no pain.pcp says heart ok.gas?seek cardiologist?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Rising sensation: A rising sensation that last 10 seconds in the stomach is either gas or abdominal epilepsy. With the latter one experiences a flip flopping or rising sensation in the upper abdomen and sometimes feelings of anxiety. Autonomic epilepsy may also cause pilo-erection (hair standing on end) change in heart rate and altered mental status. Its often overlooked or misdiagnosed.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016


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