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can a carotid artery bruit sound come and go? does it mean you have a blockage?

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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.
Answered on Nov 28, 2013
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Yes bruit can come and go .. Having bruit is not sensitive test to associate with significant stenosis of the carotid artery but if u have bruit u can get a duplex ultrasound test to assess the blockage.
Answered on Oct 12, 2017
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