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    What causes the feeling of pulse in the neck while reclining or sleeping?

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Posted on Wed, 9 Aug 2017 in Child Health
Question: Is it normal for a child's pulse to be visible in their neck while reclining and sleeping?
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Normal. Not a cause for concern.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Yes, you are talking about the jugular venous pulse. Yes, it is normal for the pulsation to be visible in children while in a reclining position or while sleeping. No need to worry if you do not see it when the child is in erect posture. However, a clinical evaluation would be advisable in case you can see it even in erect posture.

Let me know if I could help further.

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