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

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Dr. Alan Koslow
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alan Koslow
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: No, but

An ultrasound of the carotids would be helpful for you to identify the cause of the bruits.
A bruit means that there is turbulence in the artery.

In brief: No, but

An ultrasound of the carotids would be helpful for you to identify the cause of the bruits.
A bruit means that there is turbulence in the artery.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Critical Care

In brief: No, but unusual

A carotid bruit is a sound heard when a stethoscope is placed over the artery in the neck.
It is caused primarily by blood flow turbulence - like water in a brook running over rocks. Turbulent flow can be caused by atherosclerosis, aneurym, injury, and congenital abnormalities. It can also be heard by abnormalites in the proximal arteries and heart valves. It should always be evaluated.

In brief: No, but unusual

A carotid bruit is a sound heard when a stethoscope is placed over the artery in the neck.
It is caused primarily by blood flow turbulence - like water in a brook running over rocks. Turbulent flow can be caused by atherosclerosis, aneurym, injury, and congenital abnormalities. It can also be heard by abnormalites in the proximal arteries and heart valves. It should always be evaluated.
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
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