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When I yawn, I get a very sharp pain in my chest. Is this normal?

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Almost certainly

During a yawn the chest wall expands which stretches many of the muscles connected to the chest wall.
If these muscles are irritated or strained (particularly the intercostal muscles that sit between the ribs) you will experience a sharp pain.

In brief: Almost certainly

During a yawn the chest wall expands which stretches many of the muscles connected to the chest wall.
If these muscles are irritated or strained (particularly the intercostal muscles that sit between the ribs) you will experience a sharp pain.
Dr. Luke Hermann
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Muscle spasms?

Most likely a muscle spasm from the sudden and very deep breath related to yawning .
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In brief: Muscle spasms?

Most likely a muscle spasm from the sudden and very deep breath related to yawning .
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