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I feel a slight lump in the area where i had the carotid artery surgery. Is this normal and will the lump eventually go down?

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Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and yes

If you are concerned always best to check with your vascular surgeon, there's an inflammatory and healing process going on at the site, with time the lump will shrink.

In brief: Yes and yes

If you are concerned always best to check with your vascular surgeon, there's an inflammatory and healing process going on at the site, with time the lump will shrink.
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
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Dr. John Ricotta
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Normal after surgery

A slight lump is normal for several weeks and up to a month after carotid surgery.
If you have no other complaints and are swallowing without problems then there is normally nothing to worry about. IF your doctor is concerned an ultrasound will tell if anything is wrong.

In brief: Normal after surgery

A slight lump is normal for several weeks and up to a month after carotid surgery.
If you have no other complaints and are swallowing without problems then there is normally nothing to worry about. IF your doctor is concerned an ultrasound will tell if anything is wrong.
Dr. John Ricotta
Dr. John Ricotta
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Likely

If the surgery is recent it could be a hematoma that will decrease or resolve with time.
If complication discuss with your doctor.

In brief: Likely

If the surgery is recent it could be a hematoma that will decrease or resolve with time.
If complication discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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