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A 25-year-old female asked:

Is it normal when you yawn or drink your ears pop? especially when i have sinus pressure my ears pop but more when i yawn.

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Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Yes: Your ears can pop and clear when yawning or drinking fluid. If the tubes which equalize the pressure behind the ear drum are clogged, even a little, this can happen. Also when altitude lowers in a car or plane.

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Last updated May 21, 2013

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