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Strange buzzing/vibration feeling in left chest quadrant and abdomen. Relief by massaging under left jaw. Vagus nerve issue? Carotid artery blockage?

Strange buzzing/vibration feeling in left chest quadrant and abdomen. Relief by massaging under left jaw. Vagus nerve issue? Carotid artery blockage?

Vagus maybe: doubt carotid, his would lead to stroke,blurred vision, headaches, get ultrasound of carotids if concerned; get chest xray and or cat scan, espec. if smoke , this causes cancer so if you do , quit now;if in abdomen, could be gas or nervous twitch of muscles, if doesn't go away so do the above . ...Read more

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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


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Whiplash. Left ear pressure, ringing. Tight/pain left jaw/neck. Trapped nerve. Chest pain, ER said not heart/lung. Possible artery issue in neck?

Whiplash. Left ear pressure, ringing. Tight/pain left jaw/neck. Trapped nerve. Chest pain, ER said not heart/lung. Possible artery issue in neck?

Neck Pain: If there is a recent trauma or accident, then this may be part of the injury process and healing will take place. More information is necessary to be able to help you. Was there an accident when? Any other health issues which are making you think it is an arterial issue? ...Read more

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Can a injury of neck and right shoulder area cause rt subclavian artery stenosis ?

Can a injury of neck and right shoulder area cause rt subclavian artery stenosis
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Yes: If you have a displaced fracture of the clavicle on the right side, this can lead to subclavian artery stenosis. ...Read more

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Could carotid artery stenosis cause sciatica nerve pain?

Could carotid artery stenosis cause sciatica nerve pain?

NO: Carotid artery is in neck and sciatica pain is in back and leg. There is no correlation at all. ...Read more

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Would inflammation of carotid artery cause pain?

Would inflammation of carotid artery cause pain?

Pain in Carotids: Inflammation in the carotid arteries may cause pain. More importantly, it is critical that you see a vascular surgeon to have your carotid arteries evaluated. You will need a carotid duplex to assess the amount of stenosis in the arteries, if any. Carotid artery blockage is one of the leading causes of strokes. Have this evaluated today. ...Read more

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Vein in head pulsating because neck hurts?

Vein in head pulsating because neck hurts?

No : Veins can pulsate unless communicating with an artery. Check you BP and hear rate as mist probably what you consider a vein is an artery... ...Read more

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Sharp throbbing pains each side of throat in front in internal carotid artery region. Ears feel clogged/fuzzy. Right LN swollen. Worse with exertion?

Sharp throbbing pains each side of throat in front in internal carotid artery region. Ears feel clogged/fuzzy. Right LN swollen. Worse with exertion?

An infection: It sounds like you have a viral or bacterial infection. Get a throat culture to make sure you do not have strep throat which is usually the only reason that you may need antibiotics for this. In the meantime, tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or motrin, fluids, chloraseptic or cepastat and rest. If you get much worse, severe headaches, throat closes, or shortness of breath, or anything else scary, then go to the ER ...Read more

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Pain in right arm ...fatigue..HBP...coronary heart disease...bad headache?

Pain in right arm ...fatigue..HBP...coronary heart disease...bad headache?

Known coronary: artery disease, fatigue, and hypertension, with any new upper body pain raise concern for accelerated angina. You need to have medical evaluation immediately. ...Read more

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Left neck vein bulges. Is that left heart failure?

Left neck vein bulges. Is that left heart failure?

Probably not: First, neck vein distension can be caused by many things, only one of which is heart failure. Second, if it were due to heart failure, it would likely be on both sides, and then would reflect problems on the right heart. But since the most common cause of right heart failure is left heart failure, neck vein distension is a sign of heart failure. But not likely in you. Talk to your own doctor. ...Read more

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Radial artery occlusion. What would cause sharp pain in wrist, elbow and shoulder.

Radial artery occlusion. What would cause sharp pain in wrist, elbow and shoulder.

Immediately: Ischemia of some of the tissue including he local nerves. There are good collaterals in the arm and forearm. Concern is embolism with branch occlusions. Surgically we take the whole radial, artery out and people do fine if we have tested-allen's test/ and doppler study in advance. Chronically one may have inadequate collateral. Why did it happen. ...Read more

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Normal Carotid Doppler Studies.1- Right ICA encircling the Internal carotic artery. 2- Complex mass in the right thyroid lobe. History Neck cancer.

Normal Carotid Doppler Studies.1- Right ICA encircling the Internal carotic artery. 2- Complex mass in the right thyroid lobe. History Neck cancer.

Thyroid ultrasound: You need a neck ultrasound to fully evaluate the thyroid. Possibly will need a fine needle biopsy if the complex mass is big enough. The first thing is to fully evaluate the neck with an ultrasound. ...Read more

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My left front of my neck where carotid artery is spasms and hurts the carotid artery feels swollen and I think there's a knot.. I'm scared?

My left front of my neck where carotid artery is spasms and hurts the carotid artery feels swollen and I think there's a knot.. I'm scared?

Torticollis: The Sternoclidomasoid" Muscle goes into spasm. I believe this what is happening to you. It is a benign condition. Nothing to worry about,although it is painful and cannot turn neck in all direction. Rx Anti Infalmmatory like Ibuprofen Ice application, Local Muscle recant like Bengay /Flexall/Deep heating and Oral Muscle Relaxant will help you. And if not better in 24 H. get examined by your MD. ...Read more

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Could you get vertebral artery dissection from neck cracking?

Could you get vertebral artery dissection from neck cracking?

Neck cracking: The exact causes of dissection are poorly understood however traumatic events associated with sudden dramatic neck movement have at times been seen with dissection ...Read more

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Where is right subclavian artery?

Under collar bone: About 2/3 of the way from your breastbone to your shoulder. You can feel the pulse if you press hard. ...Read more

Carotid Arteries (Definition)

The carotid arteries start in the chest and progress up the sides of the neck. About mid neck they split and one branch supplies blood to the face the, the other continues without branches into the skull and supplies ...Read more


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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more