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Pulsating carotid artery

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
Thoracic Surgery 35 years experience
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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Gardner
Vascular Surgery 45 years experience
Not normally: A carotid duplex scan or ultrasound normally examines the carotid arteries from just above the collarbone to the angle of the jaw below the ears. The... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Jugular: Vein is most likely.
Dr. Joshua Buckler
Cardiology 19 years experience
Also: Could also be a tortuous (curved) carotid. This may have not been reported out on the report if it otherwise looked like a normal variant.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
Thoracic Surgery 35 years experience
Possibly: I recommend an EKG, and possible ultrasound if neck and heart.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 18 years experience
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 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
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
She might have: hypertension, or some other cardiovascular problem. She should see a doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Ear pulsing: A carotid lesion with transmission of flow feeling to the ears is possible so a carotid echo is reasonable. The symptom is not specific and lots of th... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
Cardiology 51 years experience
Yes: Stress can mimic anything and may cause any symptoms.TrBIOFEEDBACK: Avoid drugs for sleep, weight loss, nervousness, anxiety and wait gain. Usually t... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
You are afraid: You may have good reason or not, but i think your doctors can help you understand your conditions or lack of disease better. Ask them for information ... Read More

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