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A 15-year-old male asked:

i sometimes have a fast pulsation in my neck near carotid artery, but it seems much faster than my actual pulse. is this normal?

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Dr. Jeffery Dormu
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Carotid Artery: You should see a Vascular Surgeon immediately to have your carotids evaluated. A swishing sound or large pulsation is sometimes heard when carotid artery disease is present. One of the most common causes of stroke is carotid stenosis.Your Vascular Surgeon can offer the latest technology and methods to address any potential arterial problems.

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Turned my neck fast and far to the side. Neck now hurts. Could this tear carotid artery? Cause stroke?

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A 29-year-old female asked:

My boyfriend likes to bite my neck. Can this sever my carotid artery?

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No.: Not unless he bites so deep he tears flesh off your neck (you would know). Hope this helps. Enjoy each other.

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