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Is it safe to have sex when I have a carotid bruit?

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Dr. Peter H'doubler
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A carotid bruit is simply a noise caused by turbulent flow in the carotid artery.
The amount of stenosis causing the turbulent flow is best quantified with a carotid duplex scan. Most of the time, the degree of stenosis is not critical and then one would be safe to engage in any activity, including sex. A critical stenosis should prompt a consultation to a board certified vascular surgeon.

In brief: Yes

A carotid bruit is simply a noise caused by turbulent flow in the carotid artery.
The amount of stenosis causing the turbulent flow is best quantified with a carotid duplex scan. Most of the time, the degree of stenosis is not critical and then one would be safe to engage in any activity, including sex. A critical stenosis should prompt a consultation to a board certified vascular surgeon.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Most likely!

A carotid bruit can be benign or significant.
It is just turbulence in the carotid artery. It would depend on your risk factors for atherosclerotic vascular disease, your overall state of health and the medications you are taking. If you had "gentle" sex this would be another factor. Sex is important in overall health. If yoiur are concerned, get clearance from your dcotors. Enjoy!

In brief: Most likely!

A carotid bruit can be benign or significant.
It is just turbulence in the carotid artery. It would depend on your risk factors for atherosclerotic vascular disease, your overall state of health and the medications you are taking. If you had "gentle" sex this would be another factor. Sex is important in overall health. If yoiur are concerned, get clearance from your dcotors. Enjoy!
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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