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Can a carotid bruit cause a persistent humming in my ear?
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
A bruit is basically the turbulence in an artery caused by a blockage.
A good analogy would be when a nice wide silently flowing river narrows and gets very turbulent and loud like a rapid. If the humming you hear is pulsatile / cyclical then it could very well be coming from your carotid arteries. A simple carotid ultrasound can help evaluate the arteries to rule out any narrowing.

In brief: Yes
A bruit is basically the turbulence in an artery caused by a blockage.
A good analogy would be when a nice wide silently flowing river narrows and gets very turbulent and loud like a rapid. If the humming you hear is pulsatile / cyclical then it could very well be coming from your carotid arteries. A simple carotid ultrasound can help evaluate the arteries to rule out any narrowing.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: Yes
You ask good questions.
If you have this then you need carotid doppler.

In brief: Yes
You ask good questions.
If you have this then you need carotid doppler.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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