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Causes of involuntary grunting

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Fleeting gasps for air are usually benign spasms of the diaphragm, like a breathing hiccup. If you have no breathing symptoms during physical exercise... Read More

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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Normal.: Your lungs actually need to sigh once in a while (every few minutes) to open the alveoli that aren't used in normal breathing.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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ATwitchInTimeMakes9: Many people get little muscle twitches or 'flutters' or momentary spasms.Sometimes quite prominently (ever see the movie 'Dr Strangelove?' or'The Pink... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Everyone occasionally takes a somewhat deeper breath in order to open areas of the lung that close when a deep breath is not taken. This allows more o... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Genetic influence: Boys are more often affected, and tics are aggravated by stress.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 20 years experience
Several things: The scariest thing would be nerve damage or a systemic muscle or nerve disease. The most common would be overuse (such as writing or running without ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Pupils bigger: Your pupils can become bigger from certain drugs such as atropine, opiates (narcotics), from fear and intense emotion. Also when you are in dim light... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
Neurological problem: You may have a neurological problem and i would suggest seeing a neurologist to determine the cause.. Unless it is from cold air...
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Need Clarification: Involuntary tensing? Sharp pain how long stayed, how long you had it. Any family history of major disease?
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Nothing serious: Jerking of various muscles when falling asleep is common and harmless. The cause is not clear. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink ple... Read More

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