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A 25-year-old male asked:

I made duplex of carotid, where do they're vision end do they see up to under cheekbone. have symptom from just under the cheek bone so do u see that?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Painless: First, you're too young (25) to have carotid disease. Second, carotid disease doesn't cause pain, it causes strokes and they're painless. Third, duplex can visualize as high in the neck as a surgeon is able to reach - beyond that, it's not approachable anyway. Disease, when present, tends to occur at the bifurcation which is low in the neck.

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