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Doctor insights on: Constant Yawning And Thyroid

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Yawning (Definition)

Yawning is opening the mouth semi-voluntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. It is a type of reflex action controlled by the brain (a person cannot yawn on command). Yawning is normal, and usually due to drowsiness or tiredness. However, excessive yawning that happens much more often than normal may be caused by vagus nerve signals, due ...Read more


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Minor, not constant discomfort in chest and neck; yawning to catch breath/short of breath; tired; irregular pulse at times; anxiety. Angina?

Minor, not constant discomfort in chest and neck; yawning to catch breath/short of breath; tired; irregular pulse at times; anxiety. Angina?

First, an exam: Just to reassure yourself and anyone who cares about you, have a good physical exam w/ emphasis on the concerns you mention. It may even involve some lab work to get levels of thyroid, etc. With the results, you'll be able to address issues or consider psychotherapy to learn skills to deal w/ anxiety. I'd do that before medication. I hope it turns out well! ...Read more

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Why could it hurt my neck whenever I yawn?

Why could it hurt my neck whenever I yawn?

Muscle pull: Yawning uses muscles that affect the upper neck to some degree. Also involves jaw joint motion. There could be referred pain from that as well. ...Read more

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What causes neck pain when yawning?

What causes neck pain when yawning?

Extension: It's probably not the yawn but more so the extension of the neck associated with it which may irritate the facet joints. ...Read more

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Can you damage your neck from yawning?

Can you damage your neck from yawning?

Doubtful: It would be very doubtful to damage your neck form routine yawning. ...Read more

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Why dos the left side of my neck hurt when I yawn?

Why dos the left side of my neck hurt when I yawn?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Why do my neck cramp when I yawn?

Why do my neck cramp when I yawn?

Probable muscles: There are probably muscle spasms. The question is why do the muscles cramp? This can be related to your breathing, head posture, jaw joint or chewing efficiency, airway space, sleep disturbances, etc. I would check with you physician or dentist to see if the answer to why the muscles cramp is discovered. Then you will know what and how to treat. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I get what feels like a charlie horse in the back of my neck sometimes when I yawn?

What does it mean when I get what feels like a charlie horse in the back of my neck sometimes when I yawn?

Muscle spasm: Yawning is causing some stretch or spasm of your neck muscles. Try to squeeze your neck muscles with one hand when you feel yawning and let's see if that helps. ...Read more

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For the past 2 or 3 days, my neck suffers a very small pain whenever I yawn. What could be causing this?

For the past 2 or 3 days, my neck suffers a very small pain whenever I yawn. What could be causing this?

Hard to say...: Could be a minor TMJ disfunction/strain. It could be an eustacian tube disfunction. It could be a slight muscle strain of stiffness in the neck. If it continues or worsens see your PCP and possibly your dentist. ...Read more

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Some times. When I yawn on. My neck. Uper side swallon for few seconds. .. Is my any artery is blocked. Any test to know the blocking artery?

Some times. When I yawn on. My neck. Uper side swallon for few seconds. .. Is my any artery is blocked. Any test to know the blocking artery?

Discuss with ur Dr: About ordering a carotid ultrasound to check for blockage. U must have a strong family history of cardiovascular condition considering your young age having hypertension and elevated cholesterol. I presume u already know the basics of living a healthy life. Take care amd god bless u! http://www. Heart. Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/gettinghealthy_ucm_001078_subhomepage. Jsp#maincontent. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more