I have carotid throbbing. What could this mean?

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Do you mean carotid artery pain? Carotidynia is a common source of pain with no known cause, and it can appear as a throbbing or dull pain that increases when palpated. High blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, and a diet high in fatty foods might lead to carotid artery pain. Obesity, lack of exercise, and a family history of carotid artery disease might also contribute to the problem.

Hello. During each cardiac cycle, the wall of the cervical artery fluctuates periodically. The pulsation of the carotid arteries in normal people is not easy to see when it is quiet, and the cardiac stroke volume increases during strenuous activity, showing that the carotid arteries have a weak pulsation. In the quiet state, if the carotid artery shows obvious pulsation, it may suggest aortic valve insufficiency, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, and severe anemia.