Is heavily pulsating carotid artery on neck abnormal?
I noticed what I think is my carotid artery jumping sporadically today. It has been doing this for at least 2 ours. I checked my pulse rate. It is 65 beats/minute. Should I be concerned about this upsetting jumping on the left side of my neck?
I have a pulsating lump in my neck. It feels like my carotid artery is enlarged. I have had an ulta sound and a ct scan. That were normal. I have been to 5 doctors and no one seems to know what it is. I had swollen lymph nodes in my neck and was using pressure with my hand to get them to drain. Could I have injured my carotid artery or displaced it by doing this? What would cause it to be enlarged? It also has a burning sensation at times.
I have recently had a scare with a enlarged mass in my neck. Had a ctrl scan and doctor said it is my carotid artery is large. He says it s not anything to worry about, just the way I am made. Should I be concerned about this since it has recently gotten larger?
I have had for years a pounding in my neck (worse on the left) after a couple of strong drinks. This becomes even more noticeable if I lay down and often to the point I can t go to sleep. The problem has gotten worse recently. I have had the sonogram done on my cardioid arteries which indicates minimal blockage. Without the drinks I don t experience the problem. Is the vagal nerve/alcohol a logical explanation? Any treatment thoughts? Thank you, Bear