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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 in 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 in 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 in 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience in Anesthesiology
Yes: Trick question, but here are my thoughts. A carotid bruit is due to a partial obstruction in the carotid artery. A "sub-clinical" lesion may only gi ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Vascular : See Vascular Surgery Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Angiography /Venogram may be indicated trust vasc surgeon good luck
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
21 years experience in General Surgery
See your doctor: This may be early sign of carotid disease. As the carotid narrow blood squeeze through a tight area faster resulting in a bruit that we hear.
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A female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience in Pediatrics
If you are an 18 : Year old female, you are unlikely to still be growing. Growing pains are diagnosed if nothing else is found to be wrong and someone is still growing. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
13 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: Every patient and every situation is different but in general, the risk of regret is highest when tubes are tied before the age of 30; regardless of t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
See a doctor: Take her to a doctor to be evaluated. This is not something you can fix at home.

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