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Can a carotid bruit cause a persistent humming in my ear

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: A bruit is basically the turbulence in an artery caused by a blockage. A good analogy would be when a nice wide silently flowing river narrows and get ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: A carotid bruit is noise from turbulent flow caused by a blockage in the carotid artery. Flying does not make the turbulence go away and will not affe ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
An abnormal sound: Audible with a stethoscope, caused by turbulent blood flow at the site of a surface irregularity on the lining of the artery.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debashish Bose
18 years experience General Surgery
Yes get checked out: Symptomatic carotid artery disease places you in a higher risk category for a stroke, and indicates a need for a surgery called a carotid endarterecto ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
6-12 months: The typical follow up for a carotid stenosis is with an ultrasound every 6 or 12 months. This will depend on the degree of stenosis and the logistical ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Most likely!: A carotid bruit can be benign or significant. It is just turbulence in the carotid artery. It would depend on your risk factors for atherosclerotic ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Turbulence in Artery: A carotid bruit is a "swishing" sound heard when listening to the neck with a stethoscope. The noise is turbulence caused by blood flowing past a bloc ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends on the: Degree of carotid occlusion, not the intensity of the bruit. If the occlusion is severe enough, inadequate oxygen will reach the brain and can cause ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
Sound: A carotid bruit indicates turbulent flow in the carotid artery. If a carotid bruit is noted, then a carotid duplex ultrasound would be helpful to det ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
21 years experience 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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