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After doing pushups, is my BP the same in my arm as in my neck? feel massive pulse in neck after pushups, the arteries can take it right?

After doing pushups, is my BP the same in my arm as in my neck? feel massive pulse in neck after pushups, the arteries can take it right?

Never take a bp: in the neck. Are you talking about your pulse. Your pulse will be the same at any place in the body you take it. Pulse is often stronger with and upon stopping exercise. Yuor blood vessels are strong enough to handle it. ...Read more

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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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Can you feel your arteries and pulse under your scalp?

Can you feel your arteries and pulse under your scalp?

Possible: Scalp has a rich blood supply and it is possible you may feel a pulse. The temporal artery on side of the forehead is consistently palpable. ...Read more

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Could my arteries rupture if my BP gets too high? have prob. that makes BP super high after small things and pulse gets super strong in neck

Could my arteries rupture if my BP gets too high? have prob. that makes BP super high after small things and pulse gets super strong in neck

Not very likely: You are young and presumably healthy. Arteries don't just rupture even with very high blood pressure unless they are diseased. Highly unlikely at your age. It does sound like you might benefit from some counseling or perhaps some biofeedback training to help control these exaggerated responses that you have. ...Read more

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How can I find carotid artery for pulse?

How can I find carotid artery for pulse?

Use your fingers: If you are taking your own pulse take your second & third finger; place them over your neck below your chin and slide them to your side (opposite side of the hand you are using is easier) until you feel a pulsation. You will need to put a firm pressure to feel it. Be careful to take pulse at the neck one side at a time as if you do both sides at the same time you could get dizzy. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means if you can see an artery pulsing through your skin?

Please explain what it means if you can see an artery pulsing through your skin?

Thin Skinned?: It means you're alive. It could also mean your heart is pumping hard to compensate for a heart valve leak. But don't freak. A lot of people can see their arteries pulsing, especially in the neck or wrist or even the groin area. but if you are concerned go see a doc and it'll be figured-out pretty quick. If you have any weird symptoms like shortness of breath or chest pain, that would up the ante. ...Read more

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Can i feel my pulse in any(every) artery? What is the normal resting pulse? What can be the max pulse of a person?

Can i feel my pulse in any(every) artery? What is the normal resting pulse? What can be the max pulse of a person?

Yes: If you can feel the artery you can feel the pulse in it. Normal pulse should be 60-100, and its better to be in the low range. Max pulse varies with age, about 220 - your age. See http://www.Cdc.Gov/physicalactivity/everyone/measuring/heartrate.Html for more details. ...Read more

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Do the arteries constrict when u get a panic attack or do they enlarge? if u feel ur pulse much clearer in ur neck when training, do they enlarge?

Do the arteries constrict when u get a panic attack or do they enlarge? if u feel ur pulse much clearer in ur neck when training, do they enlarge?

Vascular migraines: and panic attacks start out w/vessel constriction. The brain then tells the body to send more blood and oxygen to the area so the vessels then expand. This causes the throbbing feeling. Your doc and a mental health professional can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it ever at all possible to feel a pulse when touching a vein? Or is this only specific to arteries? Is there an artery near the small saphenous?

Is it ever at all possible to feel a pulse when touching a vein? Or is this only specific to arteries? Is there an artery near the small saphenous?

Yes: Since most veins, which drain de-oxygenated blood from the tissues, run close to arteries, supplying oxygenated blood to the same areas, it is quite common to feel arterial pulse when pressing on a vein. Arteries close to small saphenous vein include posterior tibial on the lower part and poplitial in the upper part og leg. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel your pulse from the dorsalis pedis artery?

Is it possible to feel your pulse from the dorsalis pedis artery?

Yes: Gently place your index and middle finger midway up from your second toe to your ankle. You should be able to feel the dp pulse there in the midfoot area. Don't use your thumb as you have a strong pulse in your thumb. ...Read more

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Is it possible to check your pulse so much that your carotid artery ruptures?

Is it possible to check your pulse so much that your carotid artery ruptures?

Not likely: I know of no cases of a ruptured carotid artery from excessive pulse checking. At 23, your carotid artery should be healthy and without significant calcification or cholesterol buildup which can cause a problem with blockage but not rupture later in life. ...Read more

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Can you feel the peroneal artery with your fingers? Can you feel a pulse from the artery?

Can you feel the peroneal artery with your fingers? Can you feel a pulse from the artery?

Peroneal artery: This particular artery is actually deep in the lower leg and generally not palpable. I am not sure why you are asking , but I hope that helps . ...Read more

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Why do u feel a much stronger pulse in the left side of your chest? which artery are there? it is not the heart area im taking about...

Where in chest?: Not sure what answer you are looking for here. The heart is located in the Left chest area, so any artery in that area will have a larger sounding pulse with slightly more intensity simply because of the proximity to the beating heart. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been pressing my carotid arteries every day for a year now to check my pulse. Sometimes just light but also hard. What's the effects? Clots?

I have been pressing my carotid arteries every day for a year now to check my pulse. Sometimes just light but also hard. What's the effects? Clots?

Not too hard!: If you compress your carotid too vigorously, you can initiate a reflex that slows your heart and, in the extreme, could even cause you to pass out. (unlikely). If you press hard and long, you can interrupt circulation to that side (hemisphere) of your brain and cause damage. If you must check your carotid, press gently and for no more than 15 seconds. ...Read more

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No pulse in my radial artery. Is this bad. Have total radial artery occlusion. What does this mean. What exercises can I do to restore circulation?

There are many : Reasons why it happens but the absence of a radial artery may affect your hand significantly or not at all. The anatomy of the arterial system of the wrist and hand has a wide variation. Some have a ulnar artery dependent system, others mixed, others radial dependent. For example: the radial artery is often harvested for coronary grafts, or used for a shunt for dialysis. So more important is why? ...Read more

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Should the pressure in the carotid arteries on the right side be roughly the same as on the left side? Right side pulse is weak. What could cause this

Should the pressure in the carotid arteries on the right side be roughly the same as on the left side? Right side pulse is weak. What could cause this

Arteries: Yes,the pressure or strength of the pulsation in each carotid artery should be the same unless there is a blockage reducing the pressure in the one with a weak pulsation. However this would be unusual in your age bracket. If you have further concerns have your physician examine and advise you. ...Read more

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Pulse in my head. Is this indicative of carotid artery disease?

Pulse in my head. Is this indicative of carotid artery disease?

No: Carotid artery disease usually become symptomatic when an embolus or clot goes to the brain and cause stroke or mini stroke . Hearing pulse in the head does not indicate the presence or absence of disease. ...Read more

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How common is it to see carotid arteries pulsing through your neck?

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

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Doctors please advise. Is it ok to press your carotid to ck pulse if you have carotid artery disease?

Doctors please advise.  Is it ok to press your carotid to ck pulse if you have carotid artery disease?

Ok but: There is truly no association between pressing on the carotid artery and increase risk of stroke in my opinion except if the patient has more than fifty percent stenosis and he is symptomatic because in this special situation the plaque in the carotid artery can be friable and pressing on it can cause another attack. ...Read more

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What is biphasic pulse? Does this mean if you feel double beat in your carotid artery you have HCM? How is it detected? Thanks

What is biphasic pulse? Does this mean if you feel double beat in your carotid artery you have HCM? How is it detected? Thanks

Two peaks/heart beat: instead of just one, aka pulsus bisferiens: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulsus_bisferiens. HCM, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, is only one possible basis via subaortic stenosis. Detection is normally by palpation (feel) which requires practice & comparison with a normal pulse in a similar location to appreciate. An easily felt double-pulse in carotid is more likely due to a premature beat. ...Read more

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I sometimes have a fast pulsation in my neck near carotid artery, but it seems much faster than my actual pulse. Is this normal?

I sometimes have a fast pulsation in my neck near carotid artery, but it seems much faster than my actual pulse. Is this normal?

Carotid Artery: You should see a Vascular Surgeon immediately to have your carotids evaluated. A swishing sound or large pulsation is sometimes heard when carotid artery disease is present. One of the most common causes of stroke is carotid stenosis.Your Vascular Surgeon can offer the latest technology and methods to address any potential arterial problems. ...Read more

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Pain along brachial artery w exercise. Plus extremely strong pulse in that artery w exercise compared to other arm. What could it be?

Pain along brachial artery w exercise. Plus extremely strong pulse in that artery w exercise compared to other arm. What could it be?

Need an examination.: Your condition sounds strangely like something known as an exertional compartment syndrome. Usually chronic, but can be aggravated with strenuous exercise. After resting ,the pain goes away. Having said that, it might be something else involving the arm. ...Read more

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My gp found that I have an enlarged facial artery, but isn't worried. Isn't that aneurysm? Dangerous? It's causing pain, bulges, strong pulse.

My gp found that I have an enlarged facial artery, but isn't worried. Isn't that aneurysm? Dangerous? It's causing pain, bulges, strong pulse.

???: The facial artery is generally not visible or palpable. If your FACIAL artery is, then it's abnormal, but I suspect you may be referring to another structure, maybe the temporal artery, which is both visible and palpable. ...Read more