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Neck Pain Near Carotid Artery
What can cause one sided frontal neck pain? The loc. seems to be over my carotid artery. The pain comes and goes.
POLYDYPSIA: Drinking water is pointless ,misguided and may land you in trouble if vastly excessive over o long time.POTS responds to restoration of resting vagal tone attained by cardiovascular training it is largely reflective of physiologic deconditioning. ...Read more
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
What can cause anterior neck pain that comes and goes? Occurs on both sides of windpipe, near carotid arteries. Been happening for 6 months.
See doc: There is no way to tell what the problem may be without a direct inspection and examination of the area involved. If this has been present for 6 months, it is high time you consult your doctor. ...Read more
Neck pain on my carotid artery that spreads to my jaw. On going for five days, 8/10 pain, sometimes get a stiff neck. Difficulty swallowing, no fever.?
See a Doc: You really need to see a doctor immediately. There are many possible causes and a few of these causes can be serious. You should go to an emergency room today if you cannot get in to see a doctor to have this checked out and make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drs dissected carotid artery during a procedure 2 yrs ago. Now I have neck pain, numbness in left arm, headache. Why?
Many reasons?: Conceivable that there is post-op scarring which has involved nerves in the brachial plexus, and this could cause both arm numbness and headache. Also, could have independent neck disc or arthritic issue. Whether this is vascular in origin needs to be assessed. Consider a "thoracic outlet" like process in the upper plexus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: A stenosis of the carotid arteries as in any other artery is a process that takes years to develop and is referred to as plaque. Plaque that has developed in the artery does not go away on its own. It can be removed reliably and safely with endarterectomy of the carotid artery. Massaging the carotid arteries will likely not help the situation and may dislodge unstable plaque making it dangerous. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can be.: If you are able to see your carotid artery pulse in your neck, you're likely quite thin. Rarely a prominent, pulsatile carotid artery in the neck is a sign of a carotid artery aneurysm, an abnormal englargement of the artery which can lead to problems such as stroke or rupture/bleeding. This would be rare in a 43 year old without a history of trauma. See a vascular surgeon to be sure. ...Read more
See ENT: This is not a forum to diagnose your problem. There are numerous possible causes. See your PCP or an ENT Specialist NOW. ...Read more
My child has been referred to a neurosurgeon due to a narrow carotid artery in the neck. Why is that?
Carotid artery: The carotid artery is one of the main suppliers of blood to the brain and narrowing within this vessel is a major cause of stroke in the us. Narrowing is often found in older adults and a result of atherosclerosis, but in children the cause is commonly fibromuscular dysplasia. Treatment depends on whether your child has had stroke-like symptoms. Vascular surgeons and neurosurgeons can treat fmd. ...Read more
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