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Neck pulsation: The carotid arteries are large and very important arteries in both sides of your neck and supply blood to your brain. If you feel that one side has a much stronger pulsation than the other side, then have a physician examine your neck for any abnormalities of these arteries. ...Read more
No: Its normal. This happens in different parts of the body, usually small muscles and its benign. It'll go away on its own. ...Read more
Cannot diagnose: There is no way in which to even guess what is going on without more history and a physical exam. The medical care in UK is outstanding. Go and see a local doctor. Hope this works out OK and this advice is of value. ...Read more
My dad 68 yo and is suffering from pulsating pain in the sides of neck not related to effort, what could be the problem?
See the doctor: Could be associated with carotid artery disease, and that may be serious. Get an evaluation asap. ...Read more
When I lay flat, left side of neck pulsates visibly with heartbeat. I can feel heartbeat over whole body. Visible heartbeat on chest too.?
Two days ago I got this throbbing pain in the lower part of my neck, think that it could be my thyroid. It lasted for a couple of minutes only.?
What could cause throbbing/pulsating back pain that travels into my neck. Only lasts for a few seconds & its gone. Have had this for many years.?
MuscleSpasm&possibly: Partially sensing pulse in upper chest & into neck, far less common but if the pulsating pattern is in perfect synchrony with carotid pulse in neck (learn to feel this), then this would fit. Spasm of the powerful muscles (support/move the vertebral column) located around & behind the vertebral column, are far more likely the mechanism. All (but heart) muscle contraction requires orders from brain. ...Read more
Many pushups-neck starts pulsating very hard-then sit down resting and HR GOES DOWN IN 5 SEC but neck still pulsating hard for 30 sec, is it normal?
Yes: Normal because of the position and way blood is flowing during exercise. It should stop pretty quickly too though. ...Read more
Causes of a visibly pulsating neck laying down? Athlete who has been experiencing elevated hr during exercise (not my usual tolerance).
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If you can only see it lying flat down, it's probably normal. ...Read more
Stand up and neck start pulsate super strong, do the carotid arteries expand or narrow? Took BP and was normal, shouldn't it be high?
Pulsate: With blood flow and pressure, the artery walls will expand with each heart beat, then relax and deflate a bit, and the cycle continues with each heart beat. When you stand up, people can sometimes get a low blood pressure, due to the positional change, and the heart may try to compensate by increasing its heart rate, and therefore, this may be more noticeable in your neck. ...Read more
Pulsating strong pain in my right temple, nothing there to see, it gets stronger when I move my head down to my neck to the right side. What is it?
I am not certain what your symptoms are and you have two choices.
1: Contact your doctor.
2: Have someone take you to the nearest Emergency Facility.
Please let me know how things go.
Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more
Pushups - should hr or BP drop first? For me the hr drops quick but neck still pulsating very hard so is that dangerous to have low hr and high bp?
Not dangerous: When you do pushups, you're performing a valsalva maneuver. Baroreceptors in the carotid sinus stimulate the vagus nerve, slow the heart, but the exercise causes increased stroke volume, increased total peripheral resistance, increased blood pressure, and opening of muscular capillary beds. It's healthy exercise. Semper Fi! ...Read more
I am 20. Yesterday, I was lying in my bad with my neck bent forward. I was holding my neck lightly, and I could feel it started twitching or pulsating?
Muscle fatigue: If you were to determine the rhythm and location of these, you might find they correlate with tired muscles. The muscle of the neck work very hard, and in a posture like this, they fatigue easily. Muscle fatigue causes pulsation, shaking and twitching. If you have ever tried holding a gallon of water straight out from the body you will recall some of these feelings. ...Read more
Hello, a few days ago I noticed a pulsating on both sides of my neck, I can't feel it but it's clearly visible, should I be worried?
The left side of my neck was pulsating last night and it hurt. I was wondering what that could be. I would appreciate any help. Thank you.
Many causes: Pulsations of the neck one side of the neck can have many causes. These can Can be benignOr rarelySerious;Seek immediate medical attention for passing out lightheadedness or localized neurologic symptoms ...Read more
Left neck pulsate much more than right side so I did ultra of carotid andit was fine. Should I drop this now? Is it normal for one side pulsate more?
Yes: Drop it. There is a lot of asymmetry and variability in the right and left sides of the body. It is harmless. ...Read more
Hi I've had a stiff neck with lumps for the past 3days with sharp pulsating pain in my lower neck/top shoulder/ collarbone area?
When I do intense cardio exercises, I feel a sharp pulsating pain in right side neck, ear and head. Disappear after 30min in repose, what can this be?
Many possibilities.: The symptoms sound most likely migraine headaches triggered by exercise. It may be pain caused by muscular tension. These problems could also be due to a sudden increase in blood or abdominal pressure or may be heart problems. It is possibly you may be hyperventilating. Get an evaluation with your doctor while exercising. Until then, engage in less vigorous exercise. ...Read more
I was treated at ER last night by being just for gallbladder problem but the problem is still here. I have a pulsating/throbbing in neck/right shoulder?
Referred pain: Sounds like ongoing GB problems. Get referral to Gen. Surgeon ...Read more
Should ur neck pulsate really hard after doing 10 pushups if u r extremely unfit? Its very hard for me to do 10 pushups....
Vague: Would need to go to a doctor or emergency to provide a thorough history, exam, and evaluation. Often depends upon what might have caused the pain, duration, severity and if it has occurred before. See someone soon. ...Read more
I have a bad headache on the front left dude of my head it's pulsating and my neck is stiff my eyebrow hurts?
Frontal headache: A frontal region headache can range from an annoyance to completely debilitating condition. Common causes for frontal headache are underlying conditions like tension type headache, frontal sinusitis, giant cell arteritis or migraine. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more