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what causes damage to the vagus nerve

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: But has other complications, discuss with the surgeon risks, benefits and alternatives of the procedure before you proceed, a second or even a third o ... Read More

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: The vagus runs deep with the carotid and jugular. Cancer, Interventions and surgery can damage nerves but would be very unusual for a muscle spasm to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Vagus nerve: http://m.md-health.com/Vagus-Nerve.html
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Vagus nerve: This is called Parasympathetic overstimulation, some causes being; Holding your breath, Dipping your face in cold water, Coughing, Tensing your stomac ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
It can cause: Hiccups, youean like that??
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Vasovagal syncope: No, its neurally mediated.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Vagus: Damage to the vagus is unlikely to cause pain or high bp.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Confusing: Atrial fibrillation isn't generally caused by vagal stimulation so your question is a mystery. I'm not sure what you heard your doctor say but i thin ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dia Arpon
Dr. Dia Arpon answered
25 years experience Psychiatry
To send info to brai: The vagus nerve is a cranial nerve and an extension of your brain. It is involved in your gag reflex. It sends signals from your brain, heart, and dig ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Very: Unlikely can this kind of straining cause damage to the vagus nerves.
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