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Can bruits change their sound as time passes?

Can bruits change their sound as time passes?

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

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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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What can cause a person hear their blood rushing in their ears?

What can cause a person hear their blood rushing in their ears?

High blood flow?: The carotid artery and jugular vein run in close proximity to your inner ear. If you have a conductive hearing loss, the internal sounds can be amplified. If you have high flow due to condition that increase your blood volume or from more vigorous activity of your heart, the turbulence created can also make these sounds more conspicuous. ...Read more

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P waves usually biphasic in V1 but become only upright with exercise? T waves in leads V2-3 also change with every ekg.

P waves usually biphasic in V1 but become only upright with exercise? T waves in leads V2-3 also change with every ekg.

Lead placement can: make a significant difference in the morphology of the EKG waveforms just as body position can. Sitting or lying while resting makes a significant difference from standing while exercising. None of what you describe sounds worrisome at all. ...Read more

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If bile ducts are blocked shouldnt change in stool color be first notice than jaundice because my gi doc say that they happen the same time ?

If bile ducts are blocked shouldnt change in stool color be first notice than jaundice because my gi doc say that they happen the same time
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Obstructed bile duct: If your bile ducts are completely obstructed, jaundice and stool color changes will occur simultaneously. In fact, it is possible to notice the jaundice first if it is a while before a bowel movement is actually passed. Regardless, there should not be much difference in time between the two occurrences. This is a medical emergency if it happens. Good luck. ...Read more

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In babies where their soft spot is do you feel like a beating there activity rather?

In babies where their soft spot is do you feel like a beating there activity rather?

Fontanel: A baby's soft spot is covered by a tough leathery membrane. However, at times you can feel or even see the pulse through it. That is normal. ...Read more

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Do people with alzheimer's go through the same behavioral changes over the same amount of time?

Do people with alzheimer's go through the same behavioral changes over the same amount of time?

No: Remember that patients with ad have impaired brain connectio & receptor relays-hence thebasis of drugs used to treat the condition.Often there may be a precipitating cause sometimes very minute which can cause an out burst.Generally it is the misinterpretations of the i ntentions or stimuli. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a babies to breath faster and with a sound when feeding? Can air conditioner cause problem to their breathing?

Is it normal for a babies to breath faster and with a sound when feeding? Can air conditioner cause problem to their breathing?

Babies: Breath faster in general but rarely over 80 breaths a minute. Some babies are noisy feeders. It depends on the type of noise and their exam that makes it normal or abnormal. Make sure he/she is able to breath through the nose. An air conditioner should not cause breathing problems more so with feeding. All the best and if in doubt have it checked. ...Read more

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Can posture or stress cause paresthesia of the back? My symptoms come and go, and I've noticed they sometimes occur when I'm hunching and others not.

Can posture or stress cause paresthesia of the back? My symptoms come and go, and I've noticed they sometimes occur when I'm hunching and others not.

Yes: I would be happy to help with a more detailed history on healthtap prime ad there are many reasons for paresthesia of the back I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Colored spots in vision grainy vision body pain and muscle spasms but they never happen at the same time. All worsens with stress.

Colored spots in vision grainy vision body pain and muscle spasms but they never happen at the same time. All worsens with stress.

Check up: Even though stress may be the culprit, I recommend an evaluation by your Physician to check for deficiencies of calcium, magnesium,potassium,iron,vit b12, vit D, among other things. Another words, a thorough history,physical exam and complete blood work as your symptoms listed above are nondiagnostic. Stress management therapy may ultimately be prescribed. ...Read more

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Is it a condition or some sort of disease when people mature but their voices stay the same as they were when they were little? Anything u can do?

Voice lessons: Some people have high pitched voice even as adults. If you have taken music lessons, you know about the different octaves in the musical scale. If you want to speak with a lower voice, you can purposefully bring your voice down by one octave, and just practice speaking that way to see how it sounds. Or take voice lessons to achieve your goal, if you really think it's important for you. ...Read more

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What do you first think of when I patient says they hear and feel a buzzing in their head and can feel electrical shocks in their arms/legs/body when they hear loud noises or are startled? What is an electrical imbalance in the brain/body? How does this

What do you first think of when I patient says they hear and feel a buzzing in their head and can feel electrical shocks in their arms/legs/body when they hear loud noises or are startled?

What is an electrical imbalance in the brain/body? How does this

PTSD: This may not be what you have, but you asked what was the first thing that I think of when someone gives that type of history, and for me, it is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. People with PTSD have a heightened "startle response" so loud noises or sudden movements can trigger various responses - anxiety, panic etc. ...Read more

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If a newborn travels in plane can it affect her hearing?

If a newborn travels in plane can it affect her hearing?

No way to tell: During my service years overseas it was routine for me to discharge newborns to the airport van.They flew from Tokyo back to the states for the first few months before returning to our base.I followed them when they returned, and never had a related problem.I don't know how you'd test their hearing, but the ones I followed had no problems. ...Read more

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Dental implants are rigid and cannot adapt as a persons bite changes over time. Is this true?

Dental implants are rigid and cannot adapt as a persons bite changes over time. Is this true?

Yes: Implants will not change position. However , you may adjust or replace the restoration that they support as needed. Knowing how to maintain the correct bite on the implants is critical to comfort, function and success. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Doc said decompressing maneuvers can account for 3 inch length change. Is that permanent change in 39 YO or does it eventually compress back to normal

Doc said decompressing maneuvers can account for 3 inch length change. Is that permanent change in 39 YO or does it eventually compress back to normal

Uncertain about leng: Uncertain about length of what? 3" of height is a lot and would not be due to compression. There may have been a measuring issue. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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What can be given when someone bleed out of their nose when the weather or temperature changes?

What can be given when someone bleed out of their nose when the weather or temperature changes?

Saline/rhinaris: Nasal saline or rhinaris both are very good to keep the nose adequately hydrated during the winter when the amour of water in the air drops. Also a humidifier in the home may help. ...Read more