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Dr. Alan Koslow
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
38 years in practice
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Am I too young to get carotid bruits? I am 18 years old.

Dr. Alan Koslow
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
38 years in practice
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Am I too young to get carotid bruits? I am 18 years old.

Bruit yes, block no: 50% of bruits have no stenosis. However you need to be sure you don't have a congenital or aquired condition that could cause it. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
18 years in practice
686K people helped
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Can carotid bruits go away by itself?

Dr. Oliver Aalami
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
18 years in practice
686K people helped
Can carotid bruits go away by itself?

Yes: A carotid bruit is due to turbulent flow from a blockage in the carotid artery. The natural course of carotid disease / atherosclerosis is progression over time. This is especially true if people still smoke. When the blockage in a carotid artery becomes near occlusive, the flow rate drops and the bruit typically goes away. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
17 years in practice
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Can carotid bruits cause severe headaches?

Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
17 years in practice
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Generally not: A bruit is the sound of irregular blood flow. They can lead to a stroke which may in fact result in a headache. You need further investigation. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
28 years in practice
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Can a carotid artery bruit come and go with time?

Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
28 years in practice
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Can a carotid artery bruit come and go with time?

Yes: Trick question, but here are my thoughts. A carotid bruit is due to a partial obstruction in the carotid artery. A "sub-clinical" lesion may only give rise to a bruit during periods of intense exercise, when cardiac output is high. In the resting state, a bruit may not exist. At any rate, a carotid bruit in any circumstance should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Michael Korona
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
28 years in practice
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Could a carotid artery bruit come and go ?

Dr. Michael Korona
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
28 years in practice
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Could a carotid artery bruit come and go ?

Yes: If you have a bruit and it goes away the vessel probably has closed completely. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
16 years in practice
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Can a carotid artery bruit sound come and go? Does it mean you have a blockage?

Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
16 years in practice
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Can a carotid artery bruit sound come and go?  Does it mean you have a blockage?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Rebecca Gray
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Is 18 years old to young for a girl to get a tubal ligtion?

Dr. Rebecca Gray
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
9 years in practice
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Is 18 years old to young for a girl to get a tubal ligtion?

Probably: Every patient and every situation is different but in general, the risk of regret is highest when tubes are tied before the age of 30; regardless of the prior number of children. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
20 years in practice
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Hello! my younger sister, she's abut 18 years old. Now she's get a problem bout her perious bleeding for a month and now it's not stop. Please help me?

Dr. Carlo Hatem
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
20 years in practice
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Hello! my younger sister, she's abut 18 years old. Now she's get a problem bout her perious bleeding for a month and now it's not stop. Please help me?

See a doctor: Take her to a doctor to be evaluated. This is not something you can fix at home. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
36 years in practice
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What to do if I am 18 years old and I can't get a full erection. ED dysfunction?

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
36 years in practice
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What to do if I am 18 years old and I can't get a full erection. ED dysfunction?

Check up: if this has been a problem all along you need to have your doctor check you and possibly refer you to a urologist. If it has just started and only been for a few days, just wait it out for a week or two before going in. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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What is the best activity to get fit? I am out of fit. I am such a fat boy. I am 18 years old. I was thin and a deportist when i was at high school.

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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What is the best activity to get fit? I am out of fit. I am such a fat boy. I am 18 years old. I was thin and a deportist when i was at high school.

Walking: The best and cheapest activity is walking. Buy a pedometer and gradually start walking up to 10, 000 steps a fay. Youd be surprized how well it workd. ...Read more

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