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Am I too young to get carotid bruits I am 18 years old

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Specializes in Critical Care
No, but unusual: A carotid bruit is a sound heard when a stethoscope is placed over the artery in the neck. It is caused primarily by blood flow turbulence - like wate ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes: If you have a bruit and it goes away the vessel probably has closed completely.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: A carotid bruit is due to turbulent flow from a blockage in the carotid artery. The natural course of carotid disease / atherosclerosis is progression ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: A carotid bruit is a sign of turbulence in the carotid artery. This not typically associated with headache. A bruit should be followed up with an ultr ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: 32 is not to young to have atherosclerosis. This does not mean that your chest pain is caused by atherosclerosis however. At 32 other things are high ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lavinia Chong
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not necessarily: Virginal macromastia (heavy breasts) can be successfully treated with surgery. A young woman should consult with board certified ps whose practices co ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Karim
28 years experience Internal Medicine
???: Are you 156 cm or Do you want to be 156 cm? Please clarify me with a follow up question. Also tell me your weight and average length of your other fam ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Too young: Premature menopause is defined as signs of menopause before age 40. However, just because you are not having your period does not necessarily mean yo ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
How do you know?: How do you know if/that you have low testosterone? First, did you go thru puberty normally w/development of sexual characteristics aka tanner stages? ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene
49 years experience Pediatrics
When I Stop growing: If you started puberty early you may be done by now. Males frow a bit maore till later. Females tend to stop growing earlier.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leen Bakkali
20 years experience Geriatrics
Is this tumor benign: The first step is to know what type of tumor it is. A biopsy and pathology will help determine the prognosis.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not much: The projected final height of any new baby will be the average of her parents height + 5cm if male and -5cm if female. A short woman desiring tall off ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on puberty: Girls will typically continue to grow until approximately 2.5 years after the start of their first menses.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
See OB: Given irregular periods and weight issue, you might have pcos, which is very common. Though something else may be causing this trouble, infertility is ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Don't stress: While erectile dysfunction predates heart disease in older men by 10yrs, in younger guys like yourself (17yo vs stated 33yo), it's most likely a stres ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Erection troubles: Given your age i would advise a good and thorough evaluation with a men's health expert. You could have a number of reasons for this problem. But, yo ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Your height also mat: Your wight has to be guided by your height. Your weight of 143 pounds is ok if your height is less than 5ft 8 inches. You can add 2 pounds more for ea ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
NO: Keep training. Unless the pectus is causing severe pain or shortness of breath: it is just the way you are built. I have it myself and it in no way in ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Likely yes: The varicosities may be worsened, but manageable during and after the pregnancy. Control weight, use support stockings, follow your OB gyn advice. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
Speak to your doctor: Have you been diagnosed with an "overactive" thyroid? Are you on medication? If not, then you should be seen by your doctor to see if that is actually ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
See a dr: see your doctor for advice on treatment and management
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Gaining weight.: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repeti ... Read More
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