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A 39-year-old female asked:

Could i have carotid artery dissection? pain in neck started 5 days ago , comes and goes . also experiencing stabbing pain on in head that comes and goes ( all on left side ) how long would a stroke from a dissection take to form ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see a doctor. Carotid artery dissection is not common unless you have Marfan's. Wish you good health!
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Not clear why you fear dissection unless you have had neck trauma, or genetic familial disorders. Neck pain and headaches can be due to many etiologies. Perhaps you might benefit from more extensive evaluation via a virtual consult on the paid portion of HT.

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