A 41-year-old member asked:
Can bruits cause any pain?
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Specializes in General Surgery
No: Bruits are a physical finding and should not cause pain.
6.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Not usually: A bruit is just the sound of turbulent blood flow, like the rapids of a river. These tend to be found at places of narrowing or plaque buildup. The symptoms tend to be related to low perfusion or plaque breaking off. Not all bruits are harmful; not all narrowing has bruit. Ultrasound and/or ct/mri can help diagnose.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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