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A 25-year-old female asked:

If i were to yawn, hiccup or burp my right ear will twitch and have a flutter sensation for several hours intermittently. what is this all about. it isnt a heart beat sound, it feels like a muscle spasm? is this serious?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Steven McCornack
Anesthesiology 35 years experience
Yawn may activate common neuronal pathways. Nothing to worry about
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