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Pain in the carotid artery area

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
No: Plaque in the arteries remain free of symptoms until significant impairment of blood flow after plaque ruptures and causes a clot or until the blockag... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Not a sign of plaque: 30% block in your carotid artery will not cause pain in your neck area.It is an indicator that it can compromise the blood flow to the brain if gets w... Read More

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Painful: Cervical lump needs evaluation could be a lympgadenopathy or a carbuncle and less likely a tumor
Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
R/O LYMPHADENOPATHY : LYMPHADENOPATHY may be secondary to infection , requires Ab. If it persists LONGER 8 WEEKS DEMANDS A FULL EVALUATION. You need an Exam& Labs. CT S... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Reading: this is a nonspecific reading and you'll need to ask the doc who read it what the significance is
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Your carotid artery: is not blocked. Blocked carotid does not hurt. You may have some sort of infection or inflammation involving your ear or lymphnodes in neck or neck m... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Watson
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Easy does it: A firm palpable lump on the anterior neck is very unlikely to be related to the carotid. If it is pulsating, that would be more worrisome.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Carotid artery: disease in itself has no symptoms; it causes symptoms when blood flow to the brain is decreased because of it. Perhaps you are having neck pain, near ... 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Smith
Vascular Surgery 20 years experience
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
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

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