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Why Might My Carotid Artery Hurt And How Do I Fix It
Carotid Pain: Carotid artery pain is also called carotodynia. This is caused by inflammation of the arterial bulb, where the internal and external arteries divide from the common carotid artery. I recommend large doses of nsaids, such as Ibuprofen 800 mg three times / day for fourteen days. Prednisone is also generally very effective, but is used only if nsaids don't work. See your primary care healthcare provi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Are there any risk of rapture or weakening of the carotid arteries if you press it too hard? How hard do you have to press? It hurts now
Rarely: The carotids are actually a group of three arteries on both sides of your neck. Generally, they don`t weaken or rupture. Rarely, trauma to your neck can cause a rupture or "dissection" of the carotid artery. If you have headache, blurry vision or severe pain see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
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
Lump on the right side of my neck for a year next to the carotid artery. It doesn't hurt and i can move it around but it will pop back into place?
Be seen: It could be many things. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more
I am a hypochondriac and I am really scared my carotid artery hurts there a knot in it it has spasms and my neck and face on that side are numb ?
Headaches scare me cause I always think I'm having an anurysm and my carotid artery feels enlarged and it's beating really hard and my Neck hurts?
My left carotid artery hurts and pounds terribly strong it spasms a lot anspd face neck numb on that side. Scared I have carotid anurysm help me ?
Ok so I'm scared I'm not very active I do eat a lot if bad foods.my left carotid artery hurts really bad and so doesx my head neck and face are numb?
Scared there is something wrong with my left carotid artery that side of my neck and face feel numb and the artery is pulsating and hurts?
Anxious: See your Dr for exam and reassurance unlikely to be serious problem in 17 y/o ...Read more
Since yesterday I've been having pain where my carotid artery would be on my neck, its been on and off mildly slight headache on the same side.Ear hurts?
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