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20 year old male . My carotid artery seems to be pushed outward near the top accompanied with some occasional discomfort. Could this be a tumor ?

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Dr. Mark Lubienski
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Several possibilitie

May just be natural curvature or size for you, but carotid tumors or aneurysms are possible.
Pain is concerning but could it be referred from jaw or teeth? A quick non-invasive test would be an ultrasound that is painless and relatively quick and could answer your questions. Would check with vascular or cardiac doctor to arrange such a study.

In brief: Several possibilitie

May just be natural curvature or size for you, but carotid tumors or aneurysms are possible.
Pain is concerning but could it be referred from jaw or teeth? A quick non-invasive test would be an ultrasound that is painless and relatively quick and could answer your questions. Would check with vascular or cardiac doctor to arrange such a study.
Dr. Mark Lubienski
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Dr. David Fox
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Unlikely

This can be definitively assessed by performing a duplex ultrasound to evaluate the bulging area.
I suggest that you see a vascular surgeon or your primary doctor for evaluation. Good luck, David Fox, MD, FACS www.FoxVein.com

In brief: Unlikely

This can be definitively assessed by performing a duplex ultrasound to evaluate the bulging area.
I suggest that you see a vascular surgeon or your primary doctor for evaluation. Good luck, David Fox, MD, FACS www.FoxVein.com
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