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Carotid Artery Dizzy Fainting Spells
I have 69% blockage in the left carotid artery. I also have dizzy fainting spells. What should I do?
Be evaluated: A 69% carotid artery blockage on one side isn't enough to cause dizziness/ fainting spells. Is it low blood pressure, anemia, a middle ear problem? It's best to have your internist work through the possible causes. With regard to your cerebral circulation, it would be helpful to know how your vertebral arteries look. A simple ultrasound can evaluate these arteries which supply the balance center. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more
Slight equilibrium issue - not real dizziness, never fainted, not really light headed either. 32 yrs old, no known fam his, non smoker, slightly overweight, could it be carotid artery/heart issue?
Ear first: would get checked out by ENT physician first at that's more likely the cause. At your age a cardiac issue would likely be some type of atrial arrythmia often related to excess stimulants like caffeine or lack of sleep. If ears negative then consider visit to cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been troubled by ongoing vertigo, and I also have very high cholesterol, is it possible for blocked carotid arteries to cause dizziness?
Is pain in the carotid artery a sign of heart failure with frequent PVC's, faintness, fast heart rate and bloating?
Carotid artery: disease in itself has no symptoms; it causes symptoms when blood flow to the brain is decreased because of it. Perhaps you are having neck pain, near the location of the carotid artery, but I would not interpret that as a sign of heart failure or cause of PVC's. Certainly frequent PVC's might be a sign of more serious dysrhythmia causing faintness/fast heart rate. You need to continue cardiac care ...Read more
Occasional strong throbbing carotid arteries.Past basic neuroexam says im fine.I feel faint during, just anxiety?Head mri, eeg, echo scheduled to ease me
You are afraid: You may have good reason or not, but i think your doctors can help you understand your conditions or lack of disease better. Ask them for information that is clear to you and also for a referral to a therapist to help you manage your disease anxiety. Understanding = help. If possible, avoid meds that will have side effects as they may just add to your worries. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have raised pulsating jugular veins also raised veins in head, pain in carotid artery & PVCs, feel faint, is this due to a problem with the heart?
Possibly: I recommend an EKG, and possible ultrasound if neck and heart. ...Read more
I have small right vertebral artery. Get pain over this area and right carotid artery often, which precedes attacks of vertigo and migraine. Stroke?
Atypical migraine: See neurologistGet a more detailed answer ›
Have "whooshing" in left ear that has rhythm of heartbeat & Mild vertigo when laying prone. Carotid artery test normal. Could this be inner ear prob?
2 months since biopsy have Headache, dizziness, tachycardias, neck pain after cervical lymph node biopsy, could my carotid artery have been injured.
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