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I have pain when I yawn. As if my windpipe closes. A knot I feel every time it happens. What is happining?

I have pain when I yawn. As if my windpipe closes. A knot I feel every time it happens. What is happining?

Doctor to evaluate: If something is in the throat or neck, an ear-nose-throat doctor and a gastroenterologist can evaluate. The doctors can decide if, after an exam, x-rays or other imaging studies are needed to look for something. Sometimes, nothing can be found at the present time, but rechecking later may locate a problem, especially if the problem has grown big enough to show up. ...Read more

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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What type of sickness is drainage down your windpipe you have to clear every few seconds?

What type of sickness is drainage down your windpipe you have to clear every few seconds?

Post nasal drip: You might have chronic sinus infections causing excessive secretions which can be accidentally aspirated into your airway. ...Read more

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I have silent reflux im having a hard time swallowing all the food keeps comming up feels like somethings always stick im my windpipe?

I have silent reflux im having a hard time swallowing all the food keeps comming up feels like somethings always stick im my windpipe?

See a doc: It sounds like a bad case of reflux esophagitis. Untreated one could lead to dysphasia or difficulty to swallow like what you are experiencing. Long term complications of untreated esophagitis can lead to cancer of the eating tube. An gastroenterologist is the one that could help you. ...Read more

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I feel like there's excessive air in my windpipe. When I tap it or I speak, I feel like vomiting? Last time it happened, I let out a series of belches

I feel like there's excessive air in my windpipe. When I tap it or I speak, I feel like vomiting? Last time it happened, I let out a series of belches

Possible acid: Some people swallow air when they speak or chew- which could cause some of your complaints. Acid reflux would be another possible cause- especially with you feeling like vomiting. Try a short course of ranitidine (zantac) 150 mg 2 times a day for a week. If it helps the answer is "acid" -and you should see your MD. ...Read more

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When I breathe in, there's a dull pain -almost like a tickle in my right windpipe, sometimes pain in jaw. It's not all the time. What could be causing?

When I breathe in, there's a dull pain -almost like a tickle in my right windpipe, sometimes pain in jaw. It's not all the time. What could be causing?

Oral vs esophageal: Difficult to determine this with such vague symptoms. Areas to look at include salivary glands, tonsillar region and place endoscope to look at esophagus for possible reflux. Would recommend is symptoms persist to see ENT to evaluate If unable to see anything then could be TMJ region and OMS would be able to help. ...Read more

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Itchy throat started day after kissing girlfriend dull ache in windpipe since been told 3 times it can't be throat papiloma. What might be causing this?

Itchy throat started day after kissing girlfriend dull ache in windpipe since been told 3 times it can't be throat papiloma. What might be causing this?

Itchy throat: Hello, I believe your itchy throat probably has little to do with kissing your girlfriend. Itching may be a sign of an allergy as could be the ache in the trachea. An evaluation by your doctor with possible allergy testing/airway evaluation is in order. ...Read more

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Since I was a young teen I have had problems with my breathing, it's a tight pain sensation in my windpipe area which comes and goes. I also feel I may have allergies as I wake up every morning with a blocked nose and also have eye irritations - I have a

Since I was a young teen I have had problems with my breathing, it's a tight pain sensation in my windpipe area which comes and goes. I also feel I may have allergies as I wake up every morning with a blocked nose and also have eye irritations - I have a

See allergist/ENT: You may have a condition known as vocal cord dysfunction when the vocal cords closes up instead of opening up when you breathe and this should be confirmed by your ENT. As for your nasal congestion, consider seeing an allergist who may also be able to establish whether you have a vocal cord issue. ...Read more

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I shake when I yawn. My upper body mostly. It happens every time. What causes it?

I shake when I yawn. My upper body mostly. It happens every time. What causes it?

Normal response: It is common to have some muscle reaction to a good yawn as there is the bodies reaction to the yawn. Our muscles tighten and we shake in response to the trigger of the yawning episode. If it is a very light yawn it might not cause the response to occur but it is common with larger yawns. Hope this helps. It is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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How is it that my eyes water every time I yawn?

How is it that my eyes water every time I yawn?

Its common: The mechanism for yawning also is linked to the mechanism for tearing. Therefore when yawning occurance, a temporary influx of tears comes out. ...Read more

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Why is it that every time I yawn, my eyes water??!

Why is it that every time I yawn, my eyes water??!

Tear ducts squeezed: Your tear ducts are squeezed when you yawn and that leads to watering of your eyes. ...Read more

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I am getting pain in my left side more than the right side of my jaw every time I eat or yawn been going on for 4/5days so far?

I am getting pain in my left side more than the right side of my jaw every time I eat or yawn been going on for 4/5days so far?

TMJ dysfunction: Hi Hannah, jaw pain is quite a common complaint. Most instances are described as TMJ dysfunction and settle with rest, and anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen. See patient. Co.uk TMJ dysfunction for a good summary. In your age group more serious causes are less likely - it might be worth getting your teeth checked however. See your GP if problem persists or worsens despite these measures ...Read more

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My ear clicks/ pops every time I yawn or swallow, is this bad?

My ear clicks/ pops every time I yawn or swallow, is this bad?

Nope: Its NORMAL and is just the EQUALIZATION of PRESSURE between your middle ear and the OUTSIDE via your EUSTACIAN tubes (the tiny passages that drain the ear via the inside of the nose)


Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What's the signs of strep throat? My throat hurts and every time I yawn. It hurts..

What's the signs of strep throat? My throat hurts and every time I yawn. It hurts..

Non-specific: If your throat is infected you can be checked for strep with rapid screening techniques, and this is important because treatment will prevent post-streptococcal complications like rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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Why does my chest hurt every time I yawn and I get headaches and feel tired and hungry?

Why does my chest hurt every time I yawn and I get headaches and feel tired and hungry?

See below: It is hard to say about your chest and yawning, but people get headaches when they are hungry as it could be a sign of blood sugar dropping. ...Read more

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There is a pain that has spread from my lower back to my ribs and side that hurts every time I sneeze/cough/yawn/stretch it.?

There is a pain that has spread from my lower back to my ribs and side that hurts every time I sneeze/cough/yawn/stretch it.?

Depends: chest pain has many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. More information a complete history and physical is recommended by your doctor in person if you indeed have these symptoms. If severe pain going to an emergency room is suggested. Good luck ...Read more

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When yawned I felt a tremendous pain under my left breast and every time I took a deep breath it really hurt but went away after 10mins. What is this?

When yawned I felt a tremendous pain under my left breast and every time I took a deep breath it really hurt but went away after 10mins. What is this?

Intercostal muscle: The small intercostal muscles between the ribs and sternoclicomastoid muscles probably went into spasm at the time you yawned, causing a contraction to the ribs while you were inhaling ...Read more

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Coughing since 2 months now. Coughs r rough.. Irritating dry. Starts every time I yawn.. Burp.. Sneeze or hiccup. Please tell me a solution.

Coughing since 2 months now. Coughs r rough.. Irritating dry. Starts every time I yawn.. Burp.. Sneeze or hiccup. Please tell me a solution.

See your doctor: Chronic coughs can be due to many things, infection, reflux, allergies, etc. Only a good exam and history can help sort this all out. ...Read more

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Every time I yawn, I get a sharp pain in my ear and it's so sore, what is this, what to do?

TMD: When you yawn, you open your mouth wide and the mandible (lower jaw) comes forward and may irritate the jaw joint. It is not pain in the ear but more likely pain in the temporo-mandibular joint. See your dentist for confirmation. Remember, if you have an earache and your hearing has not changed, it is virtually never the ear that is causing the pain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of eustachian tube dysfunction and why can I hear clicking noises every time I swallow or yawn?

What are the symptoms of eustachian tube dysfunction and why can I hear clicking noises every time I swallow or yawn?

Ears probs: The clicking sound is probably from your jaw if you clench or grind your teeth. The eutachian tube dysfunction can cause fluid build up behind the ear drum and cause a feeling or ear fullness. It may lead to middle ear infections. ...Read more

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Sinus surgery feb 4th. Right ear recently feels full. Pop every time I yawn. Inside ear lobe feels like its being tugged on. Driving me nuts. Normal?

Sinus surgery feb 4th. Right ear recently feels full. Pop every time I yawn. Inside ear lobe feels like its being tugged on. Driving me nuts. Normal?

Blocked eustachian t: You probabely have blocked eustachian tube and can try some decongestant like sudafed if you do not have hypertension and check it up with you ENT doctor or family doctor. ...Read more

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I am a 40 year old female. I`ve been smoking for 26 years. Every time I yawn my throat feel like i`m having muscle spazims. They are very painful, and take time to cool down

I am a 40 year old female. I`ve been smoking for 26 years. Every time I yawn my throat feel like i`m having muscle spazims. They are very painful, and take time to cool down

No idea: But sounds like you need to see your pcp for an examination, and probably need referral to an ENT specialist who has the skills and equipment to look into your throat and make sure there is nothing serious going on. If there is, an ENT specialist is in the best position to treat it. In the meantime, work on smoking cessation - it's the single best thing you can do for your health. ...Read more

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My jaw keeps clicking every time I move it. I had a really loud crack sound and now I have a wet feeling in my ear. Yawning causes wet sound?

My jaw keeps clicking every time I move it. I had a really loud crack sound and now I have a wet feeling in my ear. Yawning causes wet sound?

Unrelated: The jaw clicking and cracking is a displaced disk in your jaw joint (TMJ) if it progresses to locking or pain, see TMJ expert.
Wet feeling in ear unrelated. Keep ear dry. If ear problems persist, see ENT doc. ...Read more

Windpipe (Definition)

The windpipe or trachea is the structure that carries air from your nose and mouth to your lungs. It is located ...Read more