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one of my carotid arteries is bigger than the other

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
No certainty & be: aware that only the opening is usually evaluated by ultrasound or angiography. While relevant for blood flow (at the moment), atherosclerosis is in th ... Read More

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Unlikely: The blood flow to the brain comes from anterior circulation, the carotids, and posterior, the basilar branching into the 2 vertebrals. Complete unila ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes and yes: Definitely survivable. And prolactinomas often shrink with medical therapy.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Very serious: As you have stated the cholesterol plaque could come from your carotid artery he. You need to let your physician know about this episode. This can be ... Read More
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Dr. Devin Cunning
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Asymmetry: Tonsils are irregular cryptic organs which house white blood cells, bacteria, virus' and debris. Usually subtle asymmetry is transient. Persistent a ... Read More
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Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Get evaluated!: Any sudden change in the size or color of the testicle should be evaluated promptly, especially if associated with pain. Purple discoloration can ofte ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: A lid that looks "larger" may be due to drooping on ne side (ptosis), or excessive redundant skin (dermatochalasis) Brow ptosis can also cause the li ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Very likely you may have so-called hydrocele. Nonetheless, bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, evolution, and progress of scrotal swelling ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Calf: You are right calved?
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can be normal: But you need an examination to assure no mass or cyst.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: most women have some slight breast asymmetry. Some women can have 1-2 cup sizes difference between one breast and the other. Same thing with nipples
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
This is common: Many women notice a difference in the size of their breasts. It is not harmful.
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Neck nodes: We don't know anything about you, not even your age let alone any medical or social history history . Your doctor needs to evaluate you including revi ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Rauen
14 years experience Ophthalmology
Eyelid differences?: In most cases, when there is the appearance of one eye being bigger, there is simply a lid position difference between the two eyes. If the eyeball w ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Real Martin
47 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: Could be caused by injury, liquid around testicle(hydrocele), infection, inflammation or cancer. Plse see a doctor.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
12 years experience Family Medicine
Common. : I do not have data to describe the exact incidence of this happening, but slight asymmetry is pretty common between both the left and right side. I d ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Circulation: Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the area of the bite. Or in more serious cases there can be ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvalyn DeCambre
23 years experience Urology
Left varicocele: Veins in the scrotum are usually varicocele. Varicocele is more common on the left side. This has to do with the way the vein course back to heart fro ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: If it's new or acute, no it's not normal, but if you have always been that way, then it's most likely fine. We are all unique and some display that wi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
15 years experience Neurosurgery
No: This is not a typical symptom of chiari malformation. It is normal to have one pupil very slightly larger than the other. This is called physiologic a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Get examined: This is probably entirely benign and does not constitute a problem, but it always helps to get professional opinions and reassurance before making pot ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Could be normal...: Most people have a larger right lung than left lung. This is normal. The heart sits in the middle of the chest and takes up more space on the left t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Ovaries can vary in size and position. If there is a normal appearance on ultrasound and no symptoms of pain, then it is considered a normal variation ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Nature and nurture: Usually, differences in body habitus are a function of genetics and environment. Rarely, they can be an indication of pathology, so suggest if this i ... Read More

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