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Suggest remedy for pulsating sensation in neck

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Posted on Mon, 23 Nov 2015
Question: I can feel a strong pulse in back of neck for no reason what can cause this
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for asking on HCM!

I understand your concern and would explain that there are different causes related to your symptomatology: a possible infection or inflammation, musculo skeletal disorder, straining physical activity, a possible aortal aneurysm or aortic valve insufficiency, anxiety, etc.

I recommend consulting with your GP for a careful physical examination, a chest X ray study, a resting ECG and cardiac ultrasound and some blood lab tests :

- complete blood count (possible chronic anemia)
- PCR, sedimentation rate (for inflammation)
- blood electrolytes
- thyroid hormone levels
- fasting glucose.

A Doppler ultrasound of the cervical arteries may be necessary to examine the blood flow into the cervical arteries.

If all the above mentioned tests result normal, you should take into consideration anxiety as the cause of this clinical scenario.

I recommend you to discuss with your doctor on the above mentioned issues.

Hope to have been helpful!

Feel free to ask any other questions, whenever you need!

Greetings!

Dr. Iliri

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Suggest remedy for pulsating sensation in neck

Brief Answer: I would explain as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for asking on HCM! I understand your concern and would explain that there are different causes related to your symptomatology: a possible infection or inflammation, musculo skeletal disorder, straining physical activity, a possible aortal aneurysm or aortic valve insufficiency, anxiety, etc. I recommend consulting with your GP for a careful physical examination, a chest X ray study, a resting ECG and cardiac ultrasound and some blood lab tests : - complete blood count (possible chronic anemia) - PCR, sedimentation rate (for inflammation) - blood electrolytes - thyroid hormone levels - fasting glucose. A Doppler ultrasound of the cervical arteries may be necessary to examine the blood flow into the cervical arteries. If all the above mentioned tests result normal, you should take into consideration anxiety as the cause of this clinical scenario. I recommend you to discuss with your doctor on the above mentioned issues. Hope to have been helpful! Feel free to ask any other questions, whenever you need! Greetings! Dr. Iliri