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Swollen Carotid Artery
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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
Hello! What can a swollen hard, non painful gland on the right side of the neck, on the carotid artery be ? I had it for more than 6 month..
Feel like there is big knot in carotid artery feels swollen beats hard. Can't see doctor till Monday family won't let me go to ER ?
Carotid body: Yes, that's a structure of the human body that serves as a sensor that makes sure the brain gets blood (and therefore oxygen). That beating you feel is the 'pulse' - and I assume you have a thin neck, which is why you can feel it so well. I don't think you need to go to the ER for that -- it would be a waste of your time. If you're still unsure, a regular appointment with a family doctor is OK. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My husband had carotid artery surgery a week before thanksgiving and has had feet so swollen since he got home he has been unable to walk. ?
Go to Emergency Dept: Swollen feet and lower legs after any type of surgery (and associated sedation and anesthesia) is worrisome for deep vein thrombosis (blood clots). There are of course multiple other reasons, especially if the patient has had swollen feet previously (such as due to congestive heart failure). But it is prudent to seek immediate or urgent medical care, especially if you have not spoken with surgeon. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Ent said lump is carotid artery not lymph node because of pulsing. It's painful and swollen for 10 months. He said don't worry about it. Correct?
Carotid artery is swollen and beats hard. My throat has been sore and artery spasms. Been like this for four days can't see doctor til Monday.
I have a hard pulsating knot in my carotid artery my doctor thinks it's a swollen lymph node but I think it's a carotid aneurysm nobody will tak me ER?
Not an aneurysm: It is not an aneurysm. You have an expert opinion. You think at age 17 you know better than the doctor who examined you? Unnecessary care in the ER could cost thousands of dollars. An aneurysm is not hard and it is not experienced as you describe. This thought is an obsession in your mind. It does not make it real because you think so. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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