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I am currently experience throbeing on the right side of my

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I am currently experience throbeing on the right side of my neck in the artery. It only lasts,a few seconds and doesn't really hurt. More like a twitching of my neck.
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Are you experiencing any numbness or tingling?
Customer: About 15 minutes and no other symptoms.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: My right artery is shut down about 17 years ago but collateral where formed. My last physical about a month ago showed pulse of 60 and blood pressure around 118/70.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

How is your pulse rate?

Does the pulsation correspond with pulse?

Can you feel it?

How old are you?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
My pulse currently is around 70 and the pulsation has disappeared. It stopped about an hour ago and I took a nitroglycerine tablet about 30 minutes ago. I just turned 59.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for all the information,
I am sorry for your symptoms.
There can be a few possibilities.
There can be a pulsation of arteries from abnormal flow or irregular rate/ ectopics.
Another possibility is muscle twitch.
Twitch can be confused with pulsation.
Twitching is common with anxiety, stress, dehydration, electrolyte changes.
As the pulsation has subsided, you can wait & watch.
Please do not get worried.
Take rest & have plenty of fluid.
If the symptom recurs frequently, I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.
A duplex ultrasound of neck arteries, EKG or monitor can be taken.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
Wish your good health..
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