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Cramp in throat when yawning. Should I see a doctor?

When I yawn I have what feels like a cramp in my throat I serached a diagram and I believe it may be the epiglottis? I m not sure. I can feel something sticking out and it s painful, after a good 40 seconds it goes away much like a cramp. Is this something I should consult with my doctor about? And why does this happen when I yawn?
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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thank you for your query.

its quite possible to pull a throat muscle, and its common to do so when yawning or coughing, even sneezing! If you're an anxious person your throat muscles will be as tense as any other muscles in your body, but the throat is not a place where you can 'rest' the muscles as you can with a leg or arm say...because your throat is constantly tensing anyway, with talking, swallowing, yawning etc.

its colloquially referred to as Charlie Horse, Please don't worry, its painful for a while but it will subside soon.

thank you,
wishing you good health
Answered: Thu, 18 Jul 2013
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