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Can a carotid stent cause me to have a headache due to more blood flow?

Can a carotid stent cause me to have a headache due to more blood flow?

Yes: It is not unusual to have headaches on the side of the stent soon after carotid stenting, especially if the carotid stenosis was high grade. These headaches usually resolve within days. Severe headache accompanied by hypertension in this setting can be worrisome and should be discussed with your doctor, as it can be a sign of reperfusion syndrome. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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When after a carotid stent placement is a severe headache ofconcern?

When after a carotid stent placement is a severe headache ofconcern?

Follow up: A severe headache is always a concern, however when coupled with a major vascular surgery, it is something that should not be ignored. You should notify your surgeon about your symptoms and follow up. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Do SEVERE chronicMigraines (& I mean feeling carotid and head blood flow start to SURGE while constricting,)cause significant damage to blood vessels?

Do SEVERE chronicMigraines (& I mean feeling carotid and head blood flow start to SURGE while constricting,)cause significant damage to blood vessels?

Thankfully no: Migraine headaches make you hypersensitive to sounds and every sensations. Every indication is that sounds and sensation are normal events that you are hypersensitive to. ...Read more

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On r side of neck i've what feels like very swollen tonsilar or corotid lymph node. It shrinks at night. Could it restrict blood flow & cause stroke?

On r side of neck i've what feels like very swollen tonsilar or corotid lymph node.  It shrinks at night. Could it restrict blood flow & cause stroke?

Unlikely: If would be very unusual for a neck mass to get large enough to compress the main artery going through the neck and then lead to a stroke but having said that i would get the mass evaluate by a physician or ENT doctor to rule out any compression issues plus to make a diagnosis of what this mass might be. ...Read more

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After a week of sex, my girlfriend had a heavy menstruation blood flow.Month after, she complained of a cramp and headache but no menstruation yet.Pregn?

After a week of sex, my girlfriend had a heavy menstruation blood flow.Month after, she complained of a cramp and headache but no menstruation yet.Pregn?

You tell us: Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Severe throbbing headache on both temple upon standing. Had inverted t wave but echo/stress test normal. Decreased blood flow in veins. Spine trauma.

Severe throbbing headache on both temple upon standing.  Had inverted t wave but echo/stress test normal. Decreased blood flow in veins. Spine trauma.

Temporal headache: See doctor/urgent care. May be orthostatic hypotention , see if getting up slower helps. Make sure you are not dehydrated. May be abnormal reflex from spinal trauma/meds. Structural heart defect unlikely with normal echo. May have defect in vessals could get carotid U/S or DSA of head. If intermittant, autoimmune disease unlikely but check sed rate,ANA ...Read more

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2cm lymph node on top of right carotid artery. Has not grown in 1 year. Is this okay as long as it does not grow or is it cutting off blood flow?

2cm lymph node on top of right carotid artery. Has not grown in 1 year. Is this okay as long as it does not grow or is it cutting off blood flow?

Probably ok: It's not cutting off circulation - your carotid artery is a thick walled, high pressure vessel that's not easily compressed. Lymph nodes in the neck are common and usually benign, but you should be carefully examined for other enlarged nodes in less common locations including on a chest x-ray before writing this 2 cm node off. The fact that it's not enlarging is very good. ...Read more

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Had a doppler for the carotid arteries and the conclusion is:accelerated blood flow, reversed blood flow above the carotid bifurcation?Is this serious?

Had a doppler for the carotid arteries and the conclusion is:accelerated blood flow, reversed blood flow above the carotid bifurcation?Is this serious?

Probably yes: You should consult a vascular surgeon. While this could be serious, it could also be a false positive finding. It is not something that you should handle over the iinternrt. ...Read more

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Husband had eye stroke had dopplar & mta dopplar showed blood flow no blockage mta showed severe stenosis carotid artery how does this happen next cta?

Husband had eye stroke had dopplar & mta dopplar showed blood flow no blockage mta showed severe stenosis carotid artery how does this happen next cta?

Carotid stenosis: If severe, greater than 60%, then you should consider a potential entarterectomy or even stunting to prevent additional stroke events. Some evidence to suggest also, potential benefit of anti-platelet medication such as Aggrenox and a statin. Discuss with a stroke neurologist, and a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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I have blood in my phlegm. I have cold no cough. I had a stent put in two years ago. I've high BP 217 / 119 and severe headache?

I have blood in my phlegm. I have cold no cough. I had a stent put in two years ago. I've high BP 217 / 119 and severe headache?

Concerned : The severe headache with that high blood pressure is very concerning and you should seek treatment right away, today. The blood could be due to infection or irritation of the mucosa. Get seen by a doctor today to get all of these symptoms addressed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any side effects of carotid stent procedure?

Can you tell me if there are any side effects of carotid stent procedure?

Potentially yes....: Carotid stenting is associated with a 4%-8% stroke risk (higher than endarterectomy), 1%-2% potential risk for a heart attack (lower than endarterectomy), and femoral artery access complications such as bleeding (unique to carotid stenting). In the properly selected patient (suitable anatomy) with active heart disease, previous surgery or neck radiation, carotid stenting is a great procedure. ...Read more

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Who cannot have a carotid stent operation?

Who cannot have a carotid stent operation?

See below.: Patients with calcified arteries or plaque in the arteries in their chest - risk of it breaking off and causing a stroke. This includes many older patients >80 years. Patients with tortuous or twisted arteries - can't get the stent up to the carotid. Some argue that low surgical risk asymptomatic patients should get surgery or nothing due to the higher stroke risk in several studies with stents. ...Read more

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Can a carotid stent be visible from the outside?

Can a carotid stent be visible from the outside?

No: Carotid stents can not be seen from the outside. It takes an x-ray to be able to visualize the carotid stent. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Stenting (Definition)

In general, a stent is a metal tube used to keep a vessel open. Stents can be placed in a huge number of places, including blood vessels, bile ducts, even in the colon ...Read more