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What are the symptoms of a blood clot in your neck?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
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In brief: Stroke

Blood clots in the carotid artery usually come from atrial fibrillation in the heart and can move to the brain.
See your doctor to check for a carotid bruit, and order an ultrasound (sonogram). If you are at risk stop smoking, avoid hormones, and see your doctor about taking a blood thinner (aspirin, etc). Otherwise discuss your anxiety with your doctor and how to manage it.

In brief: Stroke

Blood clots in the carotid artery usually come from atrial fibrillation in the heart and can move to the brain.
See your doctor to check for a carotid bruit, and order an ultrasound (sonogram). If you are at risk stop smoking, avoid hormones, and see your doctor about taking a blood thinner (aspirin, etc). Otherwise discuss your anxiety with your doctor and how to manage it.
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