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what does it mean if you have a bruit

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
19 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Medical management: A "bruit" is noise transmitted from turbulent flow. The most common cause of a bruit is atherosclerosis either in the chest arteries or neck arteries. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience in 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
18 years experience in Cardiology
All normal: no worries. The 2/4 nomenclature is used by some people but it all sounds completely normal (in other words don't assume you are supposed to be 4/4). ... Read More
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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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience in Cardiology
Not enlarged: An aneurysm is an abnormal dilatation or enlargement of your aorta. Yours is not, however, the fact that they described it in this way instad of "nor ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience in Anesthesiology
A murmur is : Produced as a result if turbulent blood flow sufficient to produce audible sound hear by stethoscope. A murmur can be physiologic or pathologic. Most ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Increased density: Usually people refer to lung with no vventilation as being whited out. Air in the lung is usually black. Atelectasis (collapse), fluid, edema, pneumon ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Need to see a doc: If tongue is speckled and ulcerated not good. If it is speckled but no ulcer could be yeast or issues with gut.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience in Family Medicine
You're lucky!: There is every imaginable type of period when it comes to duration, amount, and frequency. If you have a short period, be happy! most women in their 4 ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sidman
39 years experience in Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably nothing.: It generally has no impact on speech or swallowing. It is a non-issue that some people make a big deal about for no good reason.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
A Pair of a Pair=4: I think what you mean is parathyroid hormone level. The parathyroids are 4 small little glands next to your thyroid gland in the neck. The hormone the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sounds: like a urinalysis...if so its a normal finding just some superficial cells from the lining of the bladder! Hope this is helpful Dr Z
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Something wrong: Need to see a pulmonologist or an infectious disease doctor.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
ONE OF YOUR: Heart valves either does not open, close completely the way it should. In infants, holes in the heart muscle will create blowing sounds too.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Atrophy: Could be atrophy, or a thinning of the lining due to lower levels of estradiol, or it could be inflammation caused by an infection, perhaps even herpe ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Infection and others: It may be due to infections, stdsimplantation bleeding due to pregnancy.Cervical polyp, cervical abrasions, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometritis, ... Read More
A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience in Phlebology
Multiple reasons: Veins return blood back to the heart and can carry a large volume of blood. Depending on many factors including levels of hydration, genetics, outs ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Bleeding Ears: It means something is very wrong. It may be burst ear drums or other trauma. It could be severe infection or inflammation. I would advise that someo ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghotham Patlola
17 years experience in Cardiology
Palpitations: One should not feel any heart beat in the stomach area, however in some rare instances that could probably indicate a possible aortic aneurysm (swelli ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Many things: It could meany things. Eating , drinking certain foods. Some medications . Bacterial, fungal infections. Acid reflux. Not cleaning your tongue reg ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Thin blood: This is not a medical term. It is used by people to refer to blood in a patient treated with anticlot drugs so that the blood doesn't clot normally. F ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Need more: information. like what color, smell or volume of discharge. It could be normal, sign of infection or ovulation or post menstruation
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Infection: This is usually a sign of infection. You should see your doctor to get worked up for the infection and treated.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Idioventricular rhyt: It means that sometimes the ventricles are contracting independent of stimulation from the atria(the normal mechanism). Idioventricular is a slow rhyt ... Read More

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