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why and when would you take a pulse at the ntemporal artery

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Never take a bp: in the neck. Are you talking about your pulse. Your pulse will be the same at any place in the body you take it. Pulse is often stronger with and upon ... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pulse: There is more likely hood you would feel a pulse that is vasodilated. All the best.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Pulsation: Yes, venous reflux can cause pulsation.
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Venous reflux: Venous reflux is a problem with veins and has nothing to do with arteries. Venous reflux cannot generate an arterial pulse. Pulsatile flow can occur ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Possible: Scalp has a rich blood supply and it is possible you may feel a pulse. The temporal artery on side of the forehead is consistently palpable.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Arteries: Arteries expand with each pulsation from your heart
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
Not very likely: You are young and presumably healthy. Arteries don't just rupture even with very high blood pressure unless they are diseased. Highly unlikely at yo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Subclav: Rarely I can. Usually when it has an aneurysm.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Artery: Easy to get access to it.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably normal.: I think this is probably just a heightened awareness of a normal variation. There are no diseases that would produce this sign.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omar Esponda
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Use your fingers: If you are taking your own pulse take your second & third finger; place them over your neck below your chin and slide them to your side (opposite ... Read More

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