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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

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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For the past 3-4 days my throat has been hurting. Every time i swallow, yawn, talk, etc... It hurts really bad. What could it be? Strep?

For the past 3-4 days my throat has been hurting. Every time i swallow, yawn, talk, etc... It hurts really bad. What could it be? Strep?

Tonsillitis: It is likely an infection by virus or bacteria. It could be strep positive or negative, see you primary care doctor for exam, blood test and throat culture. You are also in an age group when infectious mononucleosis is common. ...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

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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Why does my throat hurt on right side when i yawn. Not sore rest of time and i don't have a cold?

Why does my throat hurt on right side when i   yawn. Not sore rest of time and i don't have a cold?

Yawning hurts: Best to have an exam of your throat to be sure there are no sores or masses. But, if it only hurts when you yawn, this sounds like muscle spasm due to some irritant. I would suspect you are experiencing reflux of acid up into your throat when you're sleeping. Go see an ENT for a complete exam. ...Read more

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My throat doesn't feel sore but it hurts when I yawn, also, my left ear hurts at the same time when I yawn ? chewing and swallowing doesn't hurt .

My throat doesn't feel sore but it hurts when I yawn, also, my left ear hurts at the same time when I yawn ?  chewing and swallowing doesn't hurt .

Your throat pain : Your throat discomfort with yawning indicates local inflammatory tissue in and around your eustacian tube. The discomfort that radiates to your left ear is part of that. ...Read more

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Why could it hurt my neck whenever i yawn?

Why could it hurt my neck whenever i yawn?

Muscle pull: Yawning uses muscles that affect the upper neck to some degree. Also involves jaw joint motion. There could be referred pain from that as well. ...Read more

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Why dos the left side of my neck hurt when i yawn?

Why dos the left side of my neck hurt when i yawn?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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The right side of my neck hurts whenever I yawn or burp. I think I pulled a muscle in my neck earlier. Could this be why?

The right side of my neck hurts whenever I yawn or burp. I think I pulled a muscle in my neck earlier. Could this be why?

X-ray: Sometimes these conditions result due to varies reasons, but from the dental health point: it could be because you grind or clench and as a result have onset of TMJ. it is best to visit a dentist and get a check up ...Read more

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Some times ..When i yawn on.My neck.Uper side swallon for few seconds ... Is my any artery is blocked .. Any test to know the blocking artery ?

Some times ..When  i yawn on.My neck.Uper side swallon for few seconds ... Is my any artery is blocked 
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Discuss with ur Dr: About ordering a carotid ultrasound to check for blockage. U must have a strong family history of cardiovascular condition considering your young age having hypertension and elevated cholesterol. I presume u already know the basics of living a healthy life. Take care amd god bless u! http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/gettinghealthy_ucm_001078_subhomepage.Jsp#maincontent. ...Read more

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I had a surgery on my side neck when i was 3 months old. I am 58 and lately when i yawn the scar area tenses and hurts/feels weird. Should i do some m?

I had a surgery on my side neck when i was 3 months old. I am 58 and lately when i yawn the scar area tenses and hurts/feels weird. Should i do some m?

Consult time: It is unlikely than any surgery that long ago could relate to a new problem.However, the various layers within the skin may bind and a scar revision could alleviate any tense/painful area you have in the area. Contact a general or plastic surgeon for a consult if you decide to pursue it. ...Read more

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I'm in cheer. I was helping catch this girl when she hit me on the side of my neck right under my chin and after hours it hurts bad when I yawn ): why?

I'm in cheer. I was helping catch this girl when she hit me on the side of my neck right under my chin and after hours it hurts bad when I yawn ): why?

Possible Dislocation: You may have gotten a dislocated jaw bone for the hit. You should get it checked out by either your Doctor or an Urgent Care doctor to get guidance on what to do for it. ...Read more

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I have been yawning a lot, my head has been hurting, my neck hurts, and my eyes become very watery I do become dissy and become off balance. ?

I have been yawning a lot, my head has been hurting, my neck hurts, and my eyes become very watery I do become dissy and become off balance. ?

More info needed: How long has it been happening? is there fever? Your symptoms are nonspecific and require a detailed interview and physical exam to make sense of it. See a healthcare provider if you're worried. Good luck. ...Read more

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My neck hurts really bad in the back area and hurts when i turn my head. The area where my neck meets the skull hurts so bad wheb i yawn. Help!

My neck hurts really bad in the back area and hurts when i turn my head. The area where my neck meets the skull hurts so bad wheb i yawn. Help!

Muscle spasm : Probably slept wrong if is acute, and rest and heat should relax the muscle spasm. You did not mention any neck injuries. If is chronic (over 2-3 months) then you need to see osteopath or physiatrist to be properly diagnosed. The treatment will depend on which tissue, bone, joint, ligament, tendon, or muscle is involved, and this requires an hands-on evaluation. ...Read more

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When i swallow or yawn, the lower right side of my neck just above my collar b hurts. Nothing is swollen and when i touch the area it don't hurt. Help?

When i swallow or yawn, the lower right side of my neck just above my collar b hurts. Nothing is swollen and when i touch the area it don't hurt. Help?

Not worrisome: If this continues to bother you see your ENT doctor to check out your throat and neck. Otherwise it may simply be musculoskeletal from sleeping or twisting or a low grade virus that resolves itself. Try gargling with antiseptic mouthwash (listerine). ...Read more

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Have chronic lymphadenopathy should i be concerned at all if the right side-cluster on neck hurts when i swallow more so if i swallow after i yawn?

Have chronic lymphadenopathy should i be concerned at all if the right side-cluster on neck hurts when i swallow more so if i swallow after i yawn?

I would be: Concerned. Have they been biopsies? If benign they should go down. Assume they are reactive from some sort of infection and you are in good hands!! ...Read more

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Dull pain from top of neck to chest. Hurts to breathe and yawn. I'm 34, have Asthma, recently weened off rescue inhaler. Very dif. than feel of asthma?

Dull pain from top of neck to chest. Hurts to breathe and yawn. I'm 34, have Asthma, recently weened off rescue inhaler. Very dif. than feel of asthma?

Dr. can check chest: A doctor can listen to the lungs and check the chest to see if anything unusual is going on. Asthma is an obstructive problem, where one has trouble breathing out. Sometimes, asthma patients can get a tiny air leak on the surface of a lung, leading to a pneumothorax (collapsed lung). ...Read more

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This morning i yawned and a sharp pain shot up the side of me neck on the rt side and into my ear. It hurt for thirty second then dulled to an ache.

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This morning i yawned and a sharp pain shot up the side of me neck on the rt side and into my ear. It hurt for thirty second then dulled to an ache.

TMJ: You may have over stretched one of the muscles of chewing. Ice for the first day then heat after that should help. Soft diet for a few days too. See dentist if persistent. ...Read more

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Minor, not constant discomfort in chest and neck; yawning to catch breath/short of breath; tired; irregular pulse at times; anxiety. Angina?

Minor, not constant  discomfort in chest and neck; yawning to catch breath/short of breath; tired; irregular pulse at times; anxiety. Angina?

First, an exam: Just to reassure yourself and anyone who cares about you, have a good physical exam w/ emphasis on the concerns you mention. It may even involve some lab work to get levels of thyroid, etc. With the results, you'll be able to address issues or consider psychotherapy to learn skills to deal w/ anxiety. I'd do that before medication. I hope it turns out well! ...Read more

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I got hit right where the jaw connects to the neck. and my ear hurts when I yawn or hiccup. It is also swollen in that area. could it be the glands?

I got hit right where the jaw connects to the neck. and my ear hurts when I yawn or hiccup. It is also swollen in that area. could it be the  glands?

No: It could be the neck of the mandible or the tissues surrounding it. Treat it like a bad bruise or contusion. If it is not improving or your bite is off, see your dentist. All the best. ...Read more

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Neck sore, left side of jaw and tongue hurt, jaw clicks and pops when yawning. Pain in front of right ear when I press down.

Neck sore,  left side of jaw and tongue hurt, jaw clicks and pops when yawning. Pain in front of right ear when I press down.

See an OFP: Orofacial Pain includes a number of clinical problems involving the masticatory muscles or TMJ. Some people may experience pain in the ears, cheeks or side of the head, while others experience problems with their bite, clicking noise when moving the jaw. They are the expert in this field. ...Read more

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My throat is really sore it's painful to swallow , talk , yawn, it also hurts my ears to swallow and my neck is sore . what could this be?

My throat is really sore it's painful to swallow , talk , yawn, it also hurts my ears to swallow and my neck is sore . what could this be?

Doctor can evaluate: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Sore throats can heal on their own, but antibiotics are used for strep throat. ...Read more

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My throat hurts when I yawn only. Have acid reflux.. What else could it be?

My throat hurts when I yawn only. Have acid reflux.. What else could it be?

Other causes?: Could also be some other cause for the symptoms. One's doctor can check. Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). ...Read more

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I'm still slightly sick and my throat hurts but it is not swollen. P.S it hurts when I yawn and swallow.

I'm still slightly sick and my throat hurts but it is not swollen. P.S it hurts when I yawn and swallow.

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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I can't swallow anything, even own saliva with out getting s sharp pain in my throat, it even hurts to yawn or even open my mouth wide.. ?

I can't swallow anything, even own saliva with out getting s sharp pain in my throat, it even hurts to yawn or even open my mouth wide.. ?

Odynophagia: You need to be seen ASAP by your primary docor or the ER. You may have an underlying infection which needs to be treated. Good luck. ...Read more