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A 24-year-old female asked:

what does it mean when your pulse beats really hard and fast on your neck? my does that some of the time. is this serious?

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
See your DR and : Have an ekg and get checked for overactive thyroid gland.Cut down on coffee, soda and energy drinks. Your inhaler may be the culprit. Take care!

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South Bend, IN
A 23-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when your pulse beats really fast in your neck? Is that bad when it does it frequently?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Pitts
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Many possibilities: The pulse is not going to be different in the neck from anywhere else in the body, but it may be more noticeable to you there. The pulse can race for many different reasons, but if you have any symptoms with it they can help to tell what's going on. If you are short of breath or having any chest pain or pressure with it, then you need to prioritize seeing your doctor.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Would it be considered normal to wake up and feel your pulse pumping in your neck?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Of course, Alive &: Paying attention. Study questions: https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/741988 https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/806832 and https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/942700 for additional info. In neck, the carotid artery pulse in front, either side of trachea, usually easy to feel, verterbral artery pulse, within neck bone, no. Can also feel temples, ear drums, etc. A matter of focus.

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