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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 do bruits in the abdomen indicate?

What do bruits in the abdomen indicate?

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

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What test in done for a abdominal bruit?

What test in done for a abdominal bruit?

Doppler: Doppler study, which is an ultrasound test will be done for the evaluation of abdominal bruits. ...Read more

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The dr said he heard abdominal bruit. what is this and can it be life threating?

The dr said he heard abdominal bruit. what is this and can it be life threating?

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

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Bruit heard in both sides of cartiod arteries and abdomen, should I be concerned ? Dr said no worries just being safe with echo!

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

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What is the treatment for abdominal bruit? Is it surgery?

What is the treatment for abdominal bruit? Is it surgery?

Bruit: A bruit is a noise heard usually by stethoscope, caused by noisy blood flow in a vessel. We look for the cause of the bruit and if there is something which needs to be dealt with causing it, we act. Some things need surgery, many don't; ask your doctor what's the story. ...Read more

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What does carotid pulses +2/4 bilaterally mean with no bruit? Abdominal Aorta not prominent? Femoral pulse +2/4 bilaterally. Is that normal?

What does carotid pulses +2/4 bilaterally mean with no bruit? Abdominal Aorta not prominent? Femoral pulse +2/4 bilaterally. Is that normal?

All normal: no worries. The 2/4 nomenclature is used by some people but it all sounds completely normal (in other words don't assume you are supposed to be 4/4). Someone did an assessment of your pulses and thought they were fine. ...Read more

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I am 49 & have 2 kids. Get frequently headcahes and or loose motion. Doctor said an artery in stomach is swollen and there is bruit. Pl advise.?

Need more: It sounds like you have a problem with your arteries. We wouldn't expect problems with the gastric arteries to cause headaches or dizziness. It is possible, however, that you have problems in several arteries including arteries that supply the brain or are near it. Imaging studies of the head and neck arteries can evaluate this further. Continue working with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have s heartbeat in my stomach?

What does it mean to have s heartbeat in my stomach?

Pulsating artery: I'm guessing that you are thin and you can feel your aorta or even see it pulsating the aorta is a large artery that takes bloodvfrom the heart to the rest ofbthe body. ...Read more

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Very strong pain in left side of abdomen goes to back.Hurt s when i take deep breath?

Very strong pain in left side of abdomen goes to back.Hurt s when i take deep breath?

Abdominal pain: Could indicate a problem with stomach or intestine but may be an indication of pleurisy or inflammation of lung. Could also be a kidney problem such as a stone. See your doctor! ...Read more

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Indirect bilirubin 1.6, direct 0.3. Direct is only 0.1 above normal. Dr. Said gilbert's. Abdominal u/s normal. Gilberts?

Ever tested before?: If your previous chemical profiles have been similar, and everything else is normal, it's probably gilbert's. Otherwise, if you're on any medications, a trial of stopping them might tell. If you've gotten jaundiced during an illness when you've gone a few days without eating, think gilbert's. Trust your blood smear is normal as well / no hemolysis and no deep bruises. ...Read more

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I'm in my 20's, have been feeling nauseous on the left side of my stomach , comes an goes , no pain just feeling nauseous , what could cause this ?

I'm in my 20's, have been feeling nauseous on the left side of my stomach , comes an goes , no pain just feeling nauseous , what could cause this ?

It could be a sign: Of stomach irritation, meds side effect etc. U r already on panzoprazole which reduces acid production. Follow up with ur dr for any concern. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-gastritis. ...Read more

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For 2 yrs I get pain @ upper left quadrant when I bend over-mid abdomen far left. Goes away if I stretch upright, very painful. U/S normal. Thoughts?

For 2 yrs I get pain @ upper left quadrant when I bend over-mid abdomen far left. Goes away if I stretch upright, very painful. U/S normal. Thoughts?

Hiatal hernia : You most likely have hiatal hernia and will need UGI/ barium swallow to asses the severity of the disease. If ruled out for hiatal hernia, then you will need MRI of thoracic spine to rule out disc disease of mid back ...Read more

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Abdominal u/s showed gast. sac at 4 weeks 4 days. One week later, transvag. (not abdominal) u/s showed 4 weeks 6 days. U/s type discrepancy? Miscarry?

Abdominal u/s showed gast. sac at 4 weeks 4 days. One week later, transvag. (not abdominal) u/s showed 4 weeks 6 days. U/s type discrepancy? Miscarry?

Transvaginal: sonography is generally more accurate than transabdominal sonography in early pregnancy. Also, the inherent error range for ultrasound dating at this stage is about +/- 3 days, so it may be likely that all is well, but follow up with your doc to make sure. ...Read more

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Every day by late afternoon about 3 30 my stomach begins to hurt it s not a sharp pain all of the time more of an all around pain but at times it is s?

Every day by late afternoon about 3 30 my stomach begins to hurt it s not a sharp pain all of the time more of an all around pain but at times it is s?

Don't know: Cannot answer this question without a complete medical history, physical examination and needed laboratory tests. Are you just finishing school at 3:30 pm every day? Are you sexually active? Is there some other activity occurring around that time? You need to see your medical provider for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is a rash on my baby’s abdomen serious?

Is a rash on my baby’s abdomen serious?

Get it checked: Most rashes on a baby's abdomen are benign, and are caused by common skin conditions, such as eczema, or by common viruses. Signs that a rash may be more serious include if the rash looks like small purple spots or bruises, if the baby has a high fever with the rash, if your baby is lethargic or listless, or if the child has other symptoms, such as frequent vomiting, seizure, or a bulging fontanel. ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more