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Hi, I was in a car accident a couple of months ago and was

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Hi, I was in a car accident a couple of months ago and was hit in the temple at the time (either by the airbag or my GPS) and since that time I have had an occassional painless throbbing (visible) in that temple. No other symptoms. What could this be? Should I go to a doctor and if so what kind?

How large is the area of throbbing?

Does it feel like an artery?

Is there tenderness on pressing?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
About the size of a quarter. I'm not sure I understand the second question. It is similar to the sensation and rhythm of taking a pulse. No tenderness but I do feel mild pressure sometimes.
Thank you for the information,

This can be due to pulsation of an artery or it can be muscle twitching.

When you feel the pressure & rhythm like a pulse it is likely to be an artery.

This can be due to the injury of the artery or it can be a separate process like temporal arteritis.

Injury can heal over time.

I feel you should get it checked by your primary doctor.

He can refer you to a specialist if at all needed.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
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