A 21-year-old male asked:
he is having pressure on the right side of his neck along the carotid artery. no pain or swelling or lumps. what could this be?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Donald Colantino answered
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Neck pressure: Occasionally the carotid artery can become inflamed causing pain and tenderness. More common would be tension or mild inflammation in one of the strap muscles of the neck. Other possibilities include inflammation of the lateral lobe of the thyroid gland or an inflamed lymph gland. A physician or otolaryngologist would have to examine you in order to make a diagnosis.
Answered on Apr 5, 2017
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