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A 62-year-old female asked:

See pulse in right side nape of neck above clavicle when i lean over sink. female, 63, normal bp, had great ekg prior to colonoscopy last week. thin?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Pulse: Are you very thin? This is a normal artery pulsating. Have you lost more weight recently? If you have been having diarrhea you need to drink plenty fluids, like gatorade, avoid juices.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Need evaluation: Visible pulse some times could be normal in thin person, you need to see your doctor for vascular work up
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Normal: You're most likely seeing your jugular venous pulse - which is what doctors look at when they examine you. If you're really thin, you may be seeing your carotid artery pulse - also normal.

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