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Causes of involuntary grunting

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 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 36 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.
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 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
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Usually an occasional gasp of a breath is a benign occurrence caused by a transient spasm of the diaphragm, a diaphramatic hiccup so to speak. This is... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree with Dr. Ferranti. Occasional deep breaths, sighs, are a physiological phenomenon and is essential for keeping the air-exchanging part of lung, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Genetic influence: Boys are more often affected, and tics are aggravated by stress.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 34 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 40 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...
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Need Clarification: Involuntary tensing? Sharp pain how long stayed, how long you had it. Any family history of major disease?
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 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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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
You were probably talking as well and some food either lodged in the posterior pharynx or got into the sinuses, resulting in a clearing ‘snort’. I wo... Read More
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