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Carotid artery swelling

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 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
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eleanor Host
30 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
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Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Does not sound right: The carotid artery unless there is an aneurysm would not cause swelling.
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gardner
46 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Carotid injury: Bleeding complication and if it is not addressed it could lead to death.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Death: You don't need a physician to explain that this leads pretty quickly to death.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
Cardiology 34 years experience
Carotid: Possibilities include age, chronic hypertension and smoking.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omar Esponda
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Use your fingers: If you are taking your own pulse take your second & third finger; place them over your neck below your chin and slide them to your side (opposite ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
No, carotid artery too large to spasm but a stenosis, dissection, or embolism all can cause TIA or full blown stroke!
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