U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 30-year-old female asked:

Pulsating painful artery or vein above collar bone in "gully" at base of neck. bulging when lying flat. subclavian? i have fam hx of brain aneurysms.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Usually : subclavian artery. Ultrasound can confirm if you are worried. Also ultrasound can confirm or dismiss the presence of an aneurysm. Rarely pulse is transmitted through an enlarged lymph node. See you primary care doctor for exam and discussion.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Oct 6, 2017


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.