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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

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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?

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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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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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?

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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