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Carotid artery swelling

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Not likely: It's more likely to be from a dental abscess, or blocked vs infected parotid gland. See your doctor for evaluation.

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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Question unclear: If you are in the process of undergoing a detailed evaluation your doctors have far more data than you can provide here. Herpes of the geniculate gan... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Neck pressure: Occasionally the carotid artery can become inflamed causing pain and tenderness. More common would be tension or mild inflammation in one of the strap... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eleanor Host
Family Medicine 29 years experience
More of a vein prob: The artery takes blood from the heart to the brain, the veins drain the blood from the brain back to the heart. If there is something blocking the ret... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Hard to say?: If you are not acutely ill, wait on the testing and trust your doctor to find all of this out. Concerned? Yes. Worried? Probably not. I would not... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Go see ur Family Doc: That small swelling on side of your neck could be caused by infection, swollen gland, cancer, scar, reaction to suture material, etc. Bottom line, rat... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
A "knot" ..?: If you're feeling a "knot" in the area of the surgery, it's probably not a swollen "gland" (lymph node), it's probably sutured tissue that you're feel... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
Cardiology 18 years experience
Exceedingly unlikely: The chances of this happening are extremely remote. Having said that we are always extremely cautious in examining patients with carotid artery athero... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gardner
Vascular Surgery 45 years experience
Yes. : Any artery that is not "hardened" with plaque or calcium can go into spasm. However, connecting spasm with clinical symptoms is a more difficult. If... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Cardiology 23 years experience
Carotid injury: Bleeding complication and if it is not addressed it could lead to death.

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