A 21-year-old female asked:
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how do i know if it's a vein or an artery that hurts from time to time on the inside of the right side of my head? i'm worried

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Test?: In general, it is the artery which causes problem However no one can tell for sure without imaging studies. I wonder if your problem may be a migraine issue causing a throbbing pain . Have you seen your doctor about this?
Answered on Sep 9, 2017
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pulse : Artery has a pulse, vein does not.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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