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A 21-year-old male asked:

what are the symptoms of a blood clot in the neck?

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Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Pain and swelling.: A clot in the neck most likely would occur in a major vessel. No hx as to why you ask. The vessesls are large and the blood clot in a major vessel is catastrophic, It could be a stroke in an arterial vessel or venous congestion in the vein. If you think you have one see the doc as soon as possible.
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Stroke: Blood clots in the carotid artery usually come from atrial fibrillation in the heart and can move to the brain. See your doctor to check for a carotid bruit, and order an ultrasound (sonogram). If you are at risk stop smoking, avoid hormones, and see your doctor about taking a blood thinner (aspirin, etc). Otherwise discuss your anxiety with your doctor and how to manage it.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the signs when you get a blood clot in the neck?

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
Pain and swelling: Clots int he brain can migrate down to the heart. If the clot is in a artery it is a so called dissection. It could be a clot from yoru carotid artery. These are all serious and would cause neurological symptoms. See a doctor if you have neck pain and neurological symptoms.
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Can blood clots form in your neck ???

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Very rarely: But yes. Clots in jugular veins occur with trauma, with dialysis catheters or central venous iv lines, and with tumors. Clots in carotid arteris can occur with stenosis or plaque. All are dangerous.
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A 28-year-old female asked:

How do you tell if you have a swollen gland or if theres a blood clot in your neck?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Different: A blood clot in the carotid artery produces neurological signs and symptoms such as a stroke. A clot in the jugular vein backs up blood into the head and face. A swollen gland is usually a round movable mass that may or may not be tender depending on whether inflammation is present.

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