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Doctor insights on: My Neck Pulse Feels Like Its Swooshing And Vibrating Should I Get It Checked Out

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My neck pulse feels like its swooshing and vibrating. Should I get it checked out?

My neck pulse feels like its swooshing and vibrating. Should I get it checked out?

Yes: As long as you have no stroke symptoms or vision changes, can see pcp if soon. Will listen for bruit and possibly order ultrasound of carotids. Concern is for blockage or dissection/aneurysm. If have stroke symptoms or history call for ambulance. Also helpful to check your BP and make sure is not at dangerous level. When in doubt, check it out. ...Read more

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Why do I get palpitations and feel my pulse stronger when getting up from a sitting position, I can even see my pulse in the hollow part of my neck.

Why do I get palpitations and feel my pulse stronger when getting up from a sitting position, I can even see my pulse in the hollow part of my neck.

Change in position: causes drop in resistance of your arteries. The heart has to speed up and pump harder to maintain blood pressure. You sense this as palpitation. Also causes some arteries to be more visible. ...Read more

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I was trying to get my neck pulse then i felt light headed and my head is going to explode. Is this normal?

I was trying to get my neck pulse then i felt light headed and my head is going to explode. Is this normal?

Press lightly: When checking for the carotid pulse press lightly and don't rub on the neck might induce fainting. ...Read more

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Lying on left side felt pulse in left ribcage. Checked hr.80 bpm.Felt strong pulse near the base of neck/left side.Pulse in back neck anxiety related?

Lying on left side felt pulse in left ribcage. Checked hr.80 bpm.Felt strong pulse near the base of neck/left side.Pulse in back neck anxiety related?

Yes: You have "cardiac awareness" a common but not pathological symptom in which you become aware of your heart beat. The heart is a left sided structure and more easily felt on the left side, especially when lying on your left side. ...Read more

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My left side neck hurts...Where the pulse hurts..Also i get chill like feeling in my legs or thighs..In side feels like nerves but chill like feeling?

My left side neck hurts...Where the pulse hurts..Also i get chill like feeling in my legs or thighs..In side  feels like nerves but chill like feeling?

Need more info: Check your temperature a few times and resubmit your question with any more info that might help , such as cough, burning urine, swollen glands . And how many days? We need some more info to help you. ...Read more

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I start to feel pounding in my neck. I check my pulse right away and it's skipping beats. I also get c/p once in a while.

I start to feel pounding in my neck. I check my pulse right away and it's skipping beats. I also get c/p once in a while.

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...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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Why do I get a heavy bounding pulse in my neck only when i urinate? It lasts about 30 seconds and goes back to normal

Why do I get a heavy bounding pulse in my neck only when i urinate? It lasts about 30 seconds and goes back to normal

Vagus nerve: When someone strains to urinate it stimulate the vagus nerve and this causes a temporary bradycardia that may make for uncomfortable sensations as your cardiovascular system attempts to adapt to the changes. Some people actually pass out, particularly elderly men. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Sometimes i get throbbing pain in my wrist and my neck. It seems to originate at the pulse points. What could cause this, and is it dangerous?

Sometimes i get throbbing pain in my wrist and my neck.  It seems to originate at the pulse points.  What could cause this, and is it dangerous?

Need Further work-up: Sometimes the symptoms you are experiencing can come form changes at the cervical spine region. To diagnose this problem you should be examined by yourpcp who can then decide on imaging studies or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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