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Am I too young to get carotid bruits? I am 18 years old.

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

Bruit (Definition)

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


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Could a carotid artery bruit come and go?

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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Can carotid bruits go away by itself?

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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Can carotid bruits cause severe headaches?

Can carotid bruits cause severe headaches?

No: A carotid bruit is a sign of turbulence in the carotid artery. This not typically associated with headache. A bruit should be followed up with an ultrasound as it could be a sign of significant carotid stenosis. ...Read more

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Can a carotid artery bruit come and go with time?

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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Can a carotid artery bruit sound come and go? Does it mean you have a blockage?

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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I have pain in my leg which feels identical to growing pains I would get as a younger kid I am 18 years old now - is this that or something else?

I have pain in my leg which feels identical to growing pains I would get as a younger kid I am 18 years old now - is this that or something else?

If you are an 18: Year old female, you are unlikely to still be growing. Growing pains are diagnosed if nothing else is found to be wrong and someone is still growing. I would recommend you see your doctor to be examined so your pain can be properly diagnosed. ...Read more

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Is 18 years old to young for a girl to get a tubal ligtion?

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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My mother is in her 90's and her cardiologist said he heard a bruit in her carotid artery for the first time. Is this significant at this age?

My mother is in her 90's and her cardiologist said he heard a bruit in her carotid artery for the first time. Is this significant at this age?

A carotid bruit is: Significant at any age. The question is whether you will want to do anything about it at that age. If she has not had a stroke or any symptoms you will probably do nothing. Maybe additional diagnostic evaluation is warranted with ultrasound but surgery is probably not a consideration. Options for additional evaluation as well as additional intervention should be discussed with her health care. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old male. There are few round rashes in my body. How can I get rid of it?

I am 18 years old male. There are few round rashes in my body. How can I get rid of it?

Depends: It's hard to say what type of rash you have without further information and looking at your rash itself. If you are worried about your rash, then go to your doctor to be evaluated so you can get treatment for your skin rash. There is a lot of things that can cause a round, red rash. The cause of your rash could be anything from a contact dermatitis to a yeast infection or something else. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old and still do not get my period. What could this mean? Should I do any specific testing? Anything to be concerned for?

I am 18 years old and still do not get my period. What could this mean? Should I do any specific testing? Anything to be concerned for?

Get checked: Have you developed other signs of puberty?
There a re a variety of genetic, nutritional, inflammatory & hormonal causes for a delay in the onset of puberty in general.
The first step is to have your doc go over your history and assess your current growth. Following that and an exam he/she could determine what would be the best option to assess why you have not yet started your periods.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old and I have noticed that the length of my penis has gotten smaller, from 6.5 inches to 6 inches and I struggle to get hard during sex and even when I do get somewhat hard I end up lasting over 30 minutes on average.?

I am 18 years old and I have noticed that the length of my penis has gotten smaller, from 6.5 inches to 6 inches and I struggle to get hard during sex and even when I do get somewhat hard I end up lasting over 30 minutes on average.?

It’s OK: At 18 few things can go wrong with your penis, there is no way your penis will shrink. Unless you have STD there is no need for treatment or you are on medications for serious illness like HTN or DM. Most of issues at your age are anxiety related. Get a reliable and understanding partner, who is encouraging in bed, you should be fine. ...Read more

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Should I get an appointment? Hi I am 18 years old and have never had sex. Awhile ago my "area" started itching, and hurting. I kept telling myself it was nothing. Now I think I am seeing bumps down there and it is really starting to scare me, could somethi

Should I get an appointment? Hi I am 18 years old and have never had sex. Awhile ago my "area" started itching, and hurting. I kept telling myself it was nothing. Now I think I am seeing bumps down there and it is really starting to scare me, could somethi

Yes,: Yes, I think you should. Your symptoms could be any one of a number of things including a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, or it could be something more rare such as a dermatits. None of these things are sexually transmitted. You need a gyne exam with cultures and examination of your vaginal fluid. By doing all of this, hopefully your doctor will figure out what is causing your symptoms and be able to treat you appropriately. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 18 years old, 5ft 4 and 7 stone 5, I would like to get fit but not sure where to start?

I am 18 years old, 5ft 4 and 7 stone 5, I would like to get fit but not sure where to start?

Start with aerobics: The best place to start is doing something aerobic like walking, biking or swimming. Try to build up so that you are doing some aerobic exercise 30 minutes to one hour daily. If you want to start weight training it is best to see a personal trainer at a gym for instructions so that you do not hurt yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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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.

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. You'd be surprized how well it workd. ...Read more

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How to get flat abs I am 18 years old boy Curring studing in college With height 180cm and weight 80 kg?

How to get flat abs I am 18 years old boy Curring studing in college With height 180cm and weight 80 kg?

Diet/exercise: To get to this goal would take a lot of won't power. It requires you drop your body fat content to about 5% while toning up the abs. Since most your age have a about 15-20 % body fat, that translates into dropping at least 10 % of your current weight. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old I have iregular periods but I always get them every month around same day but I have not had my period in almost 2 months?

I am 18 years old I have iregular periods but I always get them every month around same day but I have not had my period in almost 2 months?

Skipped periods: There are many causes of skipped periods. Possible causes include stress, thyroid disorders, elevations in prolactin hormone, pregnancy, polycystic ovarian syndrome, eating disorders, excessive exercise, medications, premature menopause and a few others. ...Read more

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If I am 18 years old, am I too young for a breast reduction?

If I am 18 years old, am I too young for a breast reduction?

Not necessarily: Virginal macromastia (heavy breasts) can be successfully treated with surgery. A young woman should consult with board certified ps whose practices concentrate on breast surgery, consider nonsurgical options (weight reduction, chiropractor treatments, support bras), be sufficiently mature to accept the scars and be supported by family. Caveat: breasts can regrow, after pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old female. I have dark circles around my eyes. I would prefer some home remedies to get rid of the dark circles.

I am 18 years old female. I have dark circles around my eyes. I would prefer some home remedies to get rid of the dark circles.

Dark circles: You may have allergies and your dark circles may be known as allergic shiners. See an allergist or your doctor for conformation. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 18 years old and I can't get a full erection. ED dysfunction?

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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I am 18 years old and am having urinary issues. I am having a tube shoved down my penis and do not want to get anesthesia. Is it really painful?!

I am 18 years old and am having urinary issues. I am having a tube shoved down my penis and do not want to get anesthesia. Is it really painful?!

Not that bad: It's over in seconds, and not as bad as you might think. Something along the lines of having blood drawn from your arm, or a shot of dental anesthesia. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old I lost my most of hairs from front like baldness in males plz give me some suggestion and guid me which test I have required to get the reason?

I am 18 years old I lost my most of hairs from front like baldness in males plz give me some suggestion and guid me which test I have required to get the reason?

Get checked: Hair loss can be quite devastating in your age group. See your doctor as soon as possible and get a thorough work up. Hair loss is common in thyroid diseases and overall anxiety. Your doctor will do a series of tests to rule out many possibilities. He may even ask you to see a dermatologist to make sure you do not have fungal and other skin conditions that may be causing this. All the best. ...Read more

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Hi there, I have noticed my teeth are transparent at the bottoms also I have mamelons and I am 18 years old. Is there a way I could get rid of the transparency also would my dentist be able to file my mamelons down?

Hi there, I have noticed my teeth are transparent at the bottoms also I have mamelons and I am 18 years old. Is there a way I could get rid of the transparency also would my dentist be able to file my mamelons down?

Yes & yes: Yes you can get rid of the translucent areas but you would have to do a filling in that area. Yes your dentist can file or polish down your mamelons down ...Read more

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I am 18 years old, can I get rid of the space between front teeth by using braces or is it sexy?

I am 18 years old, can I get rid of the space between front teeth by using braces or is it sexy?

Diastema's are sexy?: The space between front teeth is technically called a diastema. This space was accentuated in the fashion industry by a very sexy model and became her signature "look". Several stars also use this "look" and the public have accepted it. Orthodontics can be used to close the space but only you can determine if it will effect your look. Photographic images can be edited to show you how it will look. ...Read more