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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
24 years experience Neurology
Medication: Mledications to keep platelets from clumping may help. Also ensure that the arteries are completely blocked (if there is even a slight opening, surge ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Few: If carotid arteries are completely blocked then flow is by the vertebral arteries in the back of your neck. If no symptoms continue medical therapy. A ... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Circumstances: Artery dissections in the neck may occur due to hypertension and atherosclerosis but also secondary to trauma. A stroke is just one of the possible ou ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Complex: If completely blocked, surgery would be fruitless, and even lead to possible brain hemorrhage. We also ponder value of surgery for even incomplete oc ... Read More
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Dr. J mark Rheudasil
38 years experience Vascular Surgery
Complicated: Medical management is most often Aspirin or Plavix (clopidogrel) and cholesterol lowering drugs. Surgery or less commonly stenting is controversial an ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diego Hernandez
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
In : In order to better answer your question, how old is your son? Is he a smoker? Does he suffer from high blood pressure? Has he ever had a stroke? Does ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Tough to say: Over the computer is is tough to say, but with any heart palpitations and dizziness you need to be evaluated and properly diagnosed to assure at the l ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivan Ip
Dr. Ivan Ip answered
13 years experience Hospital-based practice
Dissection: Sometimes, you can have something called carotid artery dissection, which can cause a stroke in even young people.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Cervical spine: Manipulation carries the risk of vertebral artery dissection.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
42 years experience Vascular Surgery
Neck pain: certainly this could be a concern, with possible carotid artery dissection. I would recommend a carotid duplex evaluation to evaluate the situation.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
"Opposite" side?: Not entirely clear what you mean by "opposite side" of body. "Opposite" to what? If what you mean is, is it possible to cause a stroke in an infant by ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Go see ur Family Doc: That small swelling on side of your neck could be caused by infection, swollen gland, cancer, scar, reaction to suture material, etc. Bottom line, rat ... Read More
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