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Can a damaged vagus nerve cause pain /increased blood pressure?

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Damage to the vagus is unlikely to cause pain or high bp
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What are the symptoms of a sensitive vagus nerve?

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Patients with vagus nerve disorders may have a variety of symptoms, including low blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, difficulty in swallowing and digestive problems.
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Dr. Colin Sanner answered:

What is the Vagus Nerve? Can GERD/LPR stimulate it and what symptoms occur if it can?

Nerves in the neck

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The vagal nerves, 1 on either side of the neck, control the vocal cords; the left vagal nerve also gives parasympathetic innervation to the heart. In theory, GERD shouldn't stimulate the vagal nerves, because the esophagus is further back in the throat, while the vagal nerves are close to the front of the throat.
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Dr. Jay Bayer answered:

Can the vagus nerve cycle between being overactive and under active? What would be the symptoms?

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Overactive example pass out when see blood. Sympathetic failure? Trigger points localized points discomfort with bizarre symptoms if activated are sympathetically maintained. There is sympathetic sudomotor syndrome where compress area lets say neck muscle and only 1/2 forehead sweats. Simple injury to sympathetics can produce severest of pains that may destroy persons life called regionalpreviousn
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Does GERD/acid reflux always cause stimulation of the Vagus Nerve? If yes, are symptoms of stimulation different from those of anxiety?

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Interesting question. Symptoms of stimulation of the vagus nerve are not usually associated with anxiety. The vagus nerve has many functions and I won't go into all of them here do to space limitations. Reflux can cause stimulation of the nerve and chest pain and synocope/near synocpe (passing out) can happen but that's often in severe cases and usually with cold/hot beverages/drinks.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

My uvula is deviated to the left, could this be serious? could i have a tumor impinging my vagus nerve? I don't have any other symptoms.

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I see that you are a first year medical student. Deviation of the uvula is a marker for a cranial nerve palsy, but when you eventually see it in real life, it's spectacular and the movements of the other throat muscles are obviously abnormal. Few uvulas are truly straight. You'll also learn that you have palpable lymph nodes in your neck that may not be in the anatomy book -- they're okay too.
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I had a fundoplication about 15 years ago and just recently developed symptoms of vagus nerve damage. Could the surgery be the reason this long after?

Doubt it

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I doubt it, but I wonder what symptoms you are having that caused you or your doc to think that those are related to the vagus nerve. I am not sure I've heard there are symptoms that a vagus injury can be diagnosed on.
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Dr. John T. Chiu answered:

How random can food allergy reaction be?Recently told have allergy to some nuts. Hives once.History of vagus nerve symptoms resuming in minutes on own

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Incidence of nut allergy is around 1%. People with atopic dermatitis are more likely to develop food allergy via skin contact. Remember that a positive skin or blood test does not prove food allergy- just a potential . You must have symptoms from eating the food. People allergic to one nut is more likely allergic to another but they are not related. See an allergist.
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Dr. Steven Croft answered:

What is vagus nerve stimulation?

Seizure Treatment

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Vagus nerve stimulation involves the surgical implantation of a small device, similar to a pacemaker, in the chest with wires under the skin which are wrapped around the vagus nerve in the neck. VNS has been found effective in the treatment of some patients with seizures.
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What happens if we cut vagus nerve??

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Cutting the vagus nerve, especially bilaterally can led to severe heart problems along with lung issues such as pneumonia, bronchitis among other issues.
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