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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 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
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..
Cyst or node: It could be a sebaceous cyst or a lymph node. If it is small it is probably nothing to be concerned about. If it is larger than one centimeter (half inch) then you should let a doctor check it and make sure it is something benign. ...Read more
Yes: A good physical exam can usually determine the difference between an enlarged lymph node and a carotid artery which are often confused in older patients with skinny necks. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Se a vasc surgeon: It may or may not be. You should see a vascular surgeon and have an ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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