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is it safe to have sex when i have a carotid bruit

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 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
Dr. Peter H'doubler
40 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: A carotid bruit is simply a noise caused by turbulent flow in the carotid artery. The amount of stenosis causing the turbulent flow is best quantifie ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
29 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
Dr. Matt Malkin
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends on u/s: You will probably get an ultrasound of carotids. Follow up will be determined based on what is found, in addition to your other health issues.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
29 years experience Vascular Surgery
Ultrasound: You need a carotid ultrasound. If the ultrasound reveals that you have carotid stenosis of significance you might need surgery. If you have mild to mo ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Bruit: Sometimes a trivial degree of blockage can lead to a bruit. Sometimes as the blockage gets very severe the bruit, previously heard - disappears so a ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
22 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.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: The most common cause of a carotid bruit is atherosclerosis in the aortic arch or its branches. Altitude is not going to affect this.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
You probably: Need a carotid duplex ultrasound to quantify the degree of obstruction in the carotid artery. Depending on the results and your history, no treatment ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debashish Bose
19 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 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

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