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throat pain after yawning

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okay.for the last couple months,i would on and off get a pain in my throat.the weird thing is i will get the pain immediately when i swallow after a yawn.it only hurts when i yawn and then swallow.after i swallow once or twice it wont hurt anymore.i assumed it was just a muscle type problem and forgot about it and it would come and go once in awhile.just like i said it only hurts to swallow after i yawn.now, for the last couple days it seems to hurt even when i dont yawn but not as bad as when i do yawn.i went to the doctor and i do not have strep,i do not have and swollen glands,and the doctor says he sees nothing that isnt normal.even sees nothing wrong with my tonsils.so what could this pain be? should i be worried about something serious? i dont know what it could be and its making me very nervous.does anyone have any idea what this could be.the pain is located near the glands at the top of my neck i think.its hard to tell exactly where the pain is coming from because it feels like its inside my throat off to the side kinda.
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replied January 15th, 2010
Hi, did you ever find out what the problem was? I think I have the same symptoms as you
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replied January 26th, 2010
well i went to the an ent specialist and because the pain only happens after i strech my jaw he determined that its a muscle.there is a muscle that runs down the neck on both sides.he found that i have TMJ syndrome (cracking of the jaw) and said that played a big part of it.said it is nothing serious and that the muscle just needs to heal and that i should see a dentist about my teath and that would help.it makes sense too because it only happens when i yawn which is streching out that muscle.its like any muscle that gets streched too far.it doesnt happen as much any more.
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