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If you get carotid artery dissection, how do you feel?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stroke/horner/pain

This depend on the cause either sponataneuos or traumatic.
Spontaneous can present sometimes with neck pain and headache, horner syndrome( ptosis, miosis, anhidrosis) , stroke or minor strokes or tia. Traumatic usually asymptomatic except for pain at injury site but can present with stroke or tia.

In brief: Stroke/horner/pain

This depend on the cause either sponataneuos or traumatic.
Spontaneous can present sometimes with neck pain and headache, horner syndrome( ptosis, miosis, anhidrosis) , stroke or minor strokes or tia. Traumatic usually asymptomatic except for pain at injury site but can present with stroke or tia.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If dissection causes a "flap " to obstruct flow usually get a TIA or a stroke.
If not it maybe aymptomatic.

In brief: Depends

If dissection causes a "flap " to obstruct flow usually get a TIA or a stroke.
If not it maybe aymptomatic.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Paralyzed

Often, you lose motor strength in your arm and leg.
If the it occurs on the dominant side of your brain, you may not be able to speak either. Very nasty disease!

In brief: Paralyzed

Often, you lose motor strength in your arm and leg.
If the it occurs on the dominant side of your brain, you may not be able to speak either. Very nasty disease!
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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