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Abdominal Bruit Sound
Bruit refers to a sound, heard via a stethoscope, of blood when it flows through a narrowed opening. As blood flows through a narrow diameter within a vessel, the velocity of flow increases and also becomes more turbulent. The importance of this sound is that, if your doctor hears it, it can signify underlying atherosclerosis--i.e. Build-up ...Read more
Medical management: A "bruit" is noise transmitted from turbulent flow. A common cause of a bruit is atherosclerosis but a fair number of healthy people can have a benign bruit due to turbulent flow. A few tests - ultrasound, ankle brachial index can establish if there is atherosclerosis. If you do have atherosclerosis, medical management, no smoking is key. ...Read more
Don't eat: You should not eat anything for about 4-6 hours before an abdominal ultrasound. The food material and extra gas can obscure structures being evaluated, especially pancreas. ...Read more
Check it out: The most common cause of a hollow sound if you tap up there on the left would probably be air in the stomach, which is natural. But it's not normal that would hurt. Go see a doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more
I am experiencing lower right abdominal region discomfort for months and when I press it it sounds and disappear?
Could it be gas, or?: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: in women: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniation? Stressors? Other risks? ...Read more
My abdomen makes sounds all the day, with feeling of discomfort, way too much gases, and I realized when im stressed (exams, lectures)more gases and sound?
Why would the midline be obscured on a ultra sound of the abdomen? General point, I read on here about andrews liver salts, don't touch cheap nasty laxit
Bowel gas: Would be the most common cause of obscuration of mid abdominal structures. ...Read more
Yes: Bruits can change their sound depending on the degree of blockage. In the carotid arteries, for example, as a blockage is almost complete (> 90%), the bruit actually goes away! This is why a bruit is not the best way to evaluate someone for carotid disease. An ultrasound is much more accurate! ...Read more
Abdominal sounds: Your stomach may growl when you're hungry. Also your intestines make sounds as food is moving through. They are hollow, and these sounds can echo through your abdomen like the sounds you hear from water pipes. Most of these are normal signs that your GI system is working. Lack of sounds heard at least by stethoscope is more worrisome. Talk with your doctor if concerned about this. ...Read more
Likely not serious:
It's more likely from too much gas in your intestines from gas produced by the food/drink that you ingest e.g.Gas-producing veggies/ fruits, caffeine or soda etc.
If you have other complaints like abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, bloody stool etc, go see your dr for an accurate dx.
Take care! ...Read more
Bruits are turbulent: 42 y/o female says Dr heard abdominal bruit, asks if life threatening? Bruits are turbulent flow over narrowed/blocked Artery usually caused by hardening/clogging of artery by Arteriosclerosis or dislodged particles (emboli) in the blood stream. Some are life threatening while others are not. Abdominal Aorta bruit usually at point of dilation of the medial tunica tearing away from clogged intima ...Read more
My entire abdomen gurgles loudly more than it should, mostly when lying down. It's uncomfortable and sounds awful. Occasional pain, 3 months of it now?
Stomach gurgles: Many possibilities. Please send more info so we can be of help. ...Read more
22 and thin, nonsmoker. Dr found an abdominal aortic bruit today. She didn't seem concerned, should I be?
Likely flow: Due to thin body habitués but a vascular ultrasound may be in order...Wouldn't worry until more information obtained. ...Read more
I hear rumbling sounds below my abdomen and pelvic area often. There are no other symptoms. Anything possibly wrong?
NO: Normal variant many people have loud borborgmy after meals. Unless it is accompanied by pain or cramp this is not something to be concerned about ...Read more
I'm having a complete abdominal ultra sound tomorrow could you tell me if my female organs will be looked at in this test?
Bruit heard in both sides of cartiod arteries and abdomen, should I be concerned? Dr said no worries just being safe with echo!
Yes and no:
First step is for you to have the ultrasound of your neck, to determine if there is a partial blockage of the carotid arteries. Generally if you have less 50% blockage (stenosis), you do Not need surgery! Just need to continue to monitor and control your cholesterol to prevent further blockage.
For your abdomen, the ultrasound will help determine if you have an "abdominal aortic aneurysm." ...Read more
Got hit by my liver/rib area by accident a few hours ago and it hurts a little, im experiencing slight pain by navel\center abdomen, sound serious?
If "slight" no!:
If your pain or loacal tenderness is "slight" not to worry. If the area is very sensitive or hurts when you breathe better get it check out. A fractures rib in that area can hurt the liver!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Normal: A full stomach and intestines may have a gurgling sound upon pressure. ...Read more
Maybe a hernia.: Your description is not clear. Skin lesions are very superficial, there are fat tumors that could grow under the skin. Hernias come a little deeper through the muscle layer. And inside the abdominal cavity there are multiple organs many of which could have abnormalities that hurt or feel like a ball. Suggest a visit to your pcp. Hope is helps. ...Read more
Living LIfe: I do not understand the question. Your body is still living when you are sleeping. I do not see any medical condition or health concerns in your question. Am I missing something? ...Read more
Several things: Ileopsoas muscle, right hip, appendix, kidney stone... ...Read more
Have it evaluated.: It sounds like you need to have it evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Ultrasound: Is definitely less effective when there is gas in the bowel because the gas effectively blocks the sound beam. That is why abdominal ultrasound studies should be performed after prolonged (8 hours) of fasting whenever possible. Also, no smoking or chewing gum during that time as these cause air to be swallowed. Fasting also allows the gallbladder to distend with bile, improving its assessment. ...Read more