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Why do I notice a small bump on the side of the throat on yawning ?

Occasionally, when I yawn, I notice a small bump on the left side of my throat , about halfway in between my adam s apple and the bottom of my jaw that appears. If I don t push it back to it s correct spot before closing my mouth I will experience a sharp pain. When I do push it back it is mildly uncomfortable, but not really painful at all. I m 26, and I smoke and drink moderately. I experience very few headaches, maybe one or two per year.
Asked On : Thu, 29 Mar 2012
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the swelling could be a thyroglossal cyst or a lymph node, please visit an ENT surgeon

Answered: Thu, 29 Mar 2012
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