• 6 months ago

    Unequal Velocity of Blood flow in left carotid to right (could it be takayasu)?

    I'm in the process of elimination. To be honest I haven't had any hugely significant findings.

    However, I have been experiencing chest pain, and symptoms typical of Temporal arteritis. The TA symptoms first occurred January 2016- about May 2016 then went away. They've now reappeared and have been getting worse since February. My temporal artery is painful to touch, and I have slightly elevated Blood pressure. My crp and ESR are both within normal ranges, but the symptoms have been very persistent.

    I'm at a crossroads and don't really know what to do. I know TA is extremely rare for young males so I'm wondering if it's takayasus..... my right pulse in both carodit and temple are significantly weaker than left.

    Just wondering if this could be further indicitive of takayasus ( the uneven velocity) or is that variation a completely normal/possible finding for a young male


  • 6 months ago

    RE: Unequal Velocity of Blood flow in left carotid to right (could it be takayasu)?

    The good news is in the IMPRESSION:

    No hemodynamically significant stenoses identified on either side.

    Most important to remember is that you can't get a diagnosis on the Internet.

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      • 6 months ago
        Yes but I'm just wondering even though right *now* it is not hemodynamically significant whether or not it could become otherwise in the future (ie this is the beginning of a progression) especially because one of my considerations is takayasus