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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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Sharp pain in chest area for 10-20 seconds at a time. When to start worrying?

Sharp pain in chest area for 10-20 seconds at a time. When to start worrying?

Anything else?: If you have shortness of breath or cough, if the pain feels like squeezing pressure or if there is arm or neck pain. If you are sweaty, lightheaded, dizzy, or nauseated with it, then go for immediate evaluation. If it gets worse or doesn't go away, you should seek attention. ...Read more

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Shtick sharp pain in chest are last a few second what does that mean?

Shtick sharp pain in chest are last a few second what does that mean?

Pain: Fleeting pain lasting a few seconds is tough to diagnose. It is likely not related to your heart. ...Read more

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Having sharp pain in chest when I eat or lay down for a week. What is this? Is this life threatening?

Having sharp pain in chest when I eat or lay down for a week. What is this? Is this life threatening?

No: it is not life threatening you may have problem with stomach irritation , try Zantac 150 mg twice daily it is available over the counter OR you may try Prilosec once daily available over the counter. If not better please see your physician ...Read more

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Sharp pain in chest hurts to take a deep breath and to be in certain postures any thought what it is or is it just from sleeping on my side too long?

Sharp pain in chest hurts to take a deep breath and to be in certain postures any thought what it is or is it just from sleeping on my side too long?

Pericarditis: The desctiption of your symptoms, plus your young age, makes your chest pain seem to be from "inflammation of the liniting of your heart" a.ka. pericardits. You might consider taking Advil/Ibuprofen regularly and see if that helps over the next 72 hours, as long as you do not have any contraindication to Advil. Other causes coul dbe musculosketetal (aka costochonditis) in case you lift weights. ...Read more

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Whole life I had this chest pain that happens rarely. I take a deef breath & i feel a sharp pain in chest, I feel a pop, & then its gone. What is it?

Whole life I had this chest pain that happens rarely. I take a deef breath & i feel a sharp pain in chest, I feel a pop, & then its gone. What is it?

Mgt/workup: Pain when you take a breath in may be caused by irritation, inflammation or infection of the pleura/pleural space. As a precaution, I would advise a visit with your physician, since more information is needed, and a chest radiograph as indicated. A virtual appt available online. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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