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Can you feel your arteries and pulse under your scalp?

Can you feel your arteries and pulse under your scalp?

Possible: Scalp has a rich blood supply and it is possible you may feel a pulse. The temporal artery on side of the forehead is consistently palpable. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Could my arteries rupture if my BP gets too high? have prob. that makes BP super high after small things and pulse gets super strong in neck

Could my arteries rupture if my BP gets too high? have prob. that makes BP super high after small things and pulse gets super strong in neck

Not very likely: You are young and presumably healthy. Arteries don't just rupture even with very high blood pressure unless they are diseased. Highly unlikely at your age. It does sound like you might benefit from some counseling or perhaps some biofeedback training to help control these exaggerated responses that you have. ...Read more

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How can I find carotid artery for pulse?

How can I find carotid artery for pulse?

Use your fingers: If you are taking your own pulse take your second & third finger; place them over your neck below your chin and slide them to your side (opposite side of the hand you are using is easier) until you feel a pulsation. You will need to put a firm pressure to feel it. Be careful to take pulse at the neck one side at a time as if you do both sides at the same time you could get dizzy. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means if you can see an artery pulsing through your skin?

Please explain what it means if you can see an artery pulsing through your skin?

Thin Skinned?: It means you're alive. It could also mean your heart is pumping hard to compensate for a heart valve leak. But don't freak. A lot of people can see their arteries pulsing, especially in the neck or wrist or even the groin area. but if you are concerned go see a doc and it'll be figured-out pretty quick. If you have any weird symptoms like shortness of breath or chest pain, that would up the ante. ...Read more

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Can i feel my pulse in any(every) artery? What is the normal resting pulse? What can be the max pulse of a person?

Can i feel my pulse in any(every) artery? What is the normal resting pulse? What can be the max pulse of a person?

Yes: If you can feel the artery you can feel the pulse in it. Normal pulse should be 60-100, and its better to be in the low range. Max pulse varies with age, about 220 - your age. See http://www.Cdc.Gov/physicalactivity/everyone/measuring/heartrate.Html for more details. ...Read more

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Do the arteries constrict when u get a panic attack or do they enlarge? if u feel ur pulse much clearer in ur neck when training, do they enlarge?

Do the arteries constrict when u get a panic attack or do they enlarge? if u feel ur pulse much clearer in ur neck when training, do they enlarge?

Vascular migraines: and panic attacks start out w/vessel constriction. The brain then tells the body to send more blood and oxygen to the area so the vessels then expand. This causes the throbbing feeling. Your doc and a mental health professional can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it ever at all possible to feel a pulse when touching a vein? Or is this only specific to arteries? Is there an artery near the small saphenous?

Is it ever at all possible to feel a pulse when touching a vein? Or is this only specific to arteries? Is there an artery near the small saphenous?

Yes: Since most veins, which drain de-oxygenated blood from the tissues, run close to arteries, supplying oxygenated blood to the same areas, it is quite common to feel arterial pulse when pressing on a vein. Arteries close to small saphenous vein include posterior tibial on the lower part and poplitial in the upper part og leg. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel your pulse from the dorsalis pedis artery?

Is it possible to feel your pulse from the dorsalis pedis artery?

Yes: Gently place your index and middle finger midway up from your second toe to your ankle. You should be able to feel the dp pulse there in the midfoot area. Don't use your thumb as you have a strong pulse in your thumb. ...Read more

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Is it possible to check your pulse so much that your carotid artery ruptures?

Is it possible to check your pulse so much that your carotid artery ruptures?

Not likely: I know of no cases of a ruptured carotid artery from excessive pulse checking. At 23, your carotid artery should be healthy and without significant calcification or cholesterol buildup which can cause a problem with blockage but not rupture later in life. ...Read more

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Can you feel the peroneal artery with your fingers? Can you feel a pulse from the artery?

Can you feel the peroneal artery with your fingers? Can you feel a pulse from the artery?

Peroneal artery: This particular artery is actually deep in the lower leg and generally not palpable. I am not sure why you are asking , but I hope that helps . ...Read more

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Why do u feel a much stronger pulse in the left side of your chest? which artery are there? it is not the heart area im taking about...

Where in chest?: Not sure what answer you are looking for here. The heart is located in the Left chest area, so any artery in that area will have a larger sounding pulse with slightly more intensity simply because of the proximity to the beating heart. Best wishes. ...Read more

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After doing pushups, is my BP the same in my arm as in my neck? feel massive pulse in neck after pushups, the arteries can take it right?

After doing pushups, is my BP the same in my arm as in my neck? feel massive pulse in neck after pushups, the arteries can take it right?

Never take a bp: in the neck. Are you talking about your pulse. Your pulse will be the same at any place in the body you take it. Pulse is often stronger with and upon stopping exercise. Yuor blood vessels are strong enough to handle it. ...Read more

Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more