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A 34-year-old male asked:

pain in my throat when i take a deep breath or swallow.lower throat than sore throat pain is normally.no pain swallowing if i tilt my head down.

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Dr. Kyle Anders
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Throat discomfort: Sounds like your discomfort is positional. Being that the neck is flexible, with the head tilted back, the throat narrows/compresses & can cause the symptoms. When in normal position, the throat opens back up and the symptoms resolve. If they happen in normal position & associated with fevers, nasal congestion, coughing, post-nasal drip, see your doc for further evaluation and treatment.

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Last updated Jan 5, 2018

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