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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

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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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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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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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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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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