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swollen carotid artery

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Torticollis: The Sternoclidomasoid" Muscle goes into spasm. I believe this what is happening to you. It is a benign condition. Nothing to worry about,although it i ... Read More

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to say: It coul dbe lymph nodes. Get your doctor to check them for you.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Cyst or node: It could be a sebaceous cyst or a lymph node. If it is small it is probably nothing to be concerned about. If it is larger than one centimeter (half i ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: A good physical exam can usually determine the difference between an enlarged lymph node and a carotid artery which are often confused in older patien ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Just answered: Can't see a swollen carotid artery. You should be fine till Monday. Hurtful not harmful
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience Cardiology
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gardner
44 years experience Vascular Surgery
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Carotid injury: Bleeding complication and if it is not addressed it could lead to death.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Death: You don't need a physician to explain that this leads pretty quickly to death.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Carotid stenosis: In the carotid arteries the flow of blood goes from being linear to being turbulent due to the "fork in the road" at the bifurcation. This causes the ... Read More
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