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A 40-year-old female asked:

i've had high triglycerides since childhood and take lopid (gemfibrozil). i have reoccuring pain on each side of my neck at times. could this indicate a blockage?

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Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 58 years experience
No!: Although high triglycerides is a risk factor for women for CAD it should't cause bilateral neck pain . Consult your md!
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Carotid occlusion: The cause of your pain remains uncertain. You have lipid abnormalities which does predispose to atherosclerosis. I cannot ascertain if you have disease but can assure you pain is not a associated symptom. The best study to ascertain disease in carotids is a carotid ultrasound.

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