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When I turn my head I hear a faint swishing sound at my neck. Is this normal?
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Not necessarily
Sometimes blockages within the arteries of the neck can cause "swishing" sounds.
The medical term for this is a "bruit". In the neck this is most often from the carotid artery. The sound is created by turbulence in the blood vessel created when the blood is flowing past a blockage / narrowing. A very simple and non-invasive test for narrowing in the carotid arteries is a carotid ultrasound.

In brief: Not necessarily
Sometimes blockages within the arteries of the neck can cause "swishing" sounds.
The medical term for this is a "bruit". In the neck this is most often from the carotid artery. The sound is created by turbulence in the blood vessel created when the blood is flowing past a blockage / narrowing. A very simple and non-invasive test for narrowing in the carotid arteries is a carotid ultrasound.
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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: NO
You should see a vascular surgeon and get carotid ultrasound.

In brief: NO
You should see a vascular surgeon and get carotid ultrasound.
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