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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience Family Medicine
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 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eleanor Host
28 years experience Family Medicine
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. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience Neurology
Yes: The short answer is yes
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Collateral: The palm and finger vessels are fed by multiple sources including radial, ulnar and less so the interosseous. These are interactive interconnected an ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Not clear: Your question is not clear. Please reframe the question to get correct answer.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
38 years experience Radiation Oncology
Atherosclerosis: Usually it is the result of the build up of atherosclerotic plaques over time due to the buildup of cholesterol.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Blocked plumbing: Your carotid arteries deliver blood to your brain and head. Carotid artery stenosis is when gunk and inflammation make it harder for the blood to flow ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: The recurrence rates after endarterectomy depend in a number of factors such as smoking, patch use for angioplasty and on going problems with managing ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Fishman
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Elderly Hypertensive: Carotid stenosis usually occurs secondary to longstanding atherosclerosis. Risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary artery dis ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Many times the carotid dissection cures/heals itself without residual symptoms. As the dissection heals and scars, it "cures" itself. When it occurs ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Smith
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not really : Statins stabilize plaque so they are the best defense against atherosclerotic plaque. They decrease ischemic and embolic events. However, they do not ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
Normal variant: The arteries at the base of the brain can course in several different patterns but ultimately get the job done, that is, supply brain tissue. Your pat ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Usually atheroma: Usually cholesterol based but can also have calcium and fibrous material as well.Occurs when natural barrier called the endothelium is disrupted allow ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Vertrebrobasilar: Were you started on full anticoagulation (warfarin/coumadin)? If so the bleeding gums could be secondary to therapy. The vertebrobasilar arterial bloc ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Teal
29 years experience Neurosurgery
No: There are arterial conditions in your legs that can cause leg pain similar to sciatica in some cases. Your carotid artery in your neck is too far remo ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Depends: When blood flow is sufficiently reduced by a greater than 70% blockage of an artery or arteries, to the point of permanent damage or weaknening of the ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: It depends on how bad the blockage is. If severe it could cause actual damage, a heart attack. If less severe it could cause chest pain on exertion. I ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Carotid: Carotid artery surgery has stroke as one of its complications. As such it is not without significant risk.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery Dormu
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Pain in Carotids: Inflammation in the carotid arteries may cause pain. More importantly, it is critical that you see a vascular surgeon to have your carotid arteries e ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
17 years experience Vascular Surgery
None: Calcification of any artery, by itself, does not warrant any type of intervention or follow up. If that calcification is associated with a stenosis (" ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Absoltuely: Blocked carotid arteries can cause a number of problems ranging from a slow decrease in the oxygen getting to one eye to a sudden blockage of blood fl ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Yes : It's an optical stroke --.

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