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why might my carotid artery hurt and how do i fix it

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Carotid Pain: Carotid artery pain is also called carotodynia. This is caused by inflammation of the arterial bulb, where the internal and external arteries divide f ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Rarely: The carotids are actually a group of three arteries on both sides of your neck. Generally, they don`t weaken or rupture. Rarely, trauma to your neck ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 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 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
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: It could be many things. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
Again?: I believe you have asked this question several times in different ways. You need to see someone to get a handle on your symptoms. I suspect that anxi ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Don't settle for it: You declare being a hypochondriac as if that's been settled. Please don't accept a lifetime of it. It will be costly in many ways. Seek psychotherapy ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
37 years experience Vascular Surgery
Aneurysm doubtful: An aneurysm is very unlikely. You may have an inflammatory condition or vasculitis. Generally, arteries don't hurt unless inflamed. An ultrasound woul ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See a neurologist: for neurological examination, labs, imaging and diagnosis. This is a serious medical condition and evaluation by a neurologist is warranted.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Anxious: See your Dr for exam and reassurance unlikely to be serious problem in 17 y/o

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