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I can see the pulse in my neck
nacolyn posted:
Sometimes I can see the rise and fall of the vien on the right side of my neck. Is this normal?
CardiostarUSA1 responded:
Hi: In some individuals, more so if there is a bounding, firm, or strong pulse (for whatever reason, constant or briefly), they can see a rhythmic pulsing or throbbing in a vein, such as in the hand, arm, or neck, simply because of their body habitus, e.g., thin or thin 'n tall build (or so-called being "thin-skinned") and physique. A pulsing in the chest, and sometimes the abdomen/stomach, may/can be notcied as well. Take care CardioStar* WebMD community member (8/99) - - It's your there. :-) . b WebMD/WebMD message boards does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. b Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on WebMD.
nacolyn responded:
That is exactly what I wanted to hear. Thank you. I just had a complete Cardio work up and all tests came back great as far as blood and ECHO are concerned, then I noticed this, and was a bit worried! You have helped trumendously :sillygrin:
dmontillo responded:
One of my relatives has this very same symptom and had it checked. Everything was tested and, fortunately, she's medically sound. What was determined was that there's a correlation between caffeine and the timing of when the pulse appears in her neck, particularly after eating dark chocolate.

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