Carotid Bruit Help

Lissa - posted on 01/26/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




Took my children to the the hospital today as my doctor didn't have any appointment left,they have been running high fevers for a number of day and I suspected mumps. Turns out it is flu but while there the doctor discovered my son who is 5 has a Carotid Bruit, the hospital made an appointment for our GP tomorrow to arrange a scan for my son. I have looked this up but most of the information is about adults, does anyone have any experience, I'm trying to figure out what questions I should be asking tomorrow.


Iridescent - posted on 01/26/2011




It's just a "whoosh" sound over the carotid. Sometimes breathing is mistaken for it, and combining illness with it can make breathing even louder and easier to mistake. It's directly related to blood pressure and heart action, so you'll want to ask about long term what effects could it have, what kind of testing is needed for follow up if any.

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