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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
35 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Pulsate: With blood flow and pressure, the artery walls will expand with each heart beat, then relax and deflate a bit, and the cycle continues with each heart ... Read More

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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Poor posture : Muscle spasm from posture, & exercise are not uncommon. Carotid spasm is rare.
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Dr. Timothy Wu
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Carotid spasms: Carotid spasms occur only with direct manipulation of the artery itself, such as during an operation or during a catheterization. Carotid artery spasm ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
It can be.: If you are able to see your carotid artery pulse in your neck, you're likely quite thin. Rarely a prominent, pulsatile carotid artery in the neck is a ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Pain & Lump: in neck indicates the need to see your doctor now. It MAY be a cyst but could be something more serious so please get it looked at by your doctor. P ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
See ENT: This is not a forum to diagnose your problem. There are numerous possible causes. See your PCP or an ENT Specialist NOW.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl White
31 years experience Pain Management
Nerve pain: Cannot imagine that pain goes through an artery, though nerves do travel in similar paths. Possibly a trapped nerve in your upper back is causing the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Carotid artery: The carotid artery is one of the main suppliers of blood to the brain and narrowing within this vessel is a major cause of stroke in the us. Narrowing ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: It could be many things. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
29 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not likely: A stenosis of the carotid arteries as in any other artery is a process that takes years to develop and is referred to as plaque. Plaque that has devel ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Stein
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Get Carotid U/S: At 62 you are at an age when carotids get narrowed. Are you on a statin drug? Statins are thought to delay carotid disease. If your carotid is 100% b ... Read More
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