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the vein on the left side of my neck makes me jump in pain

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
CHF?: My first thought, which is not necessarily a good one, is CHF - congestive heart failure, a condition of fluid overload due to inadequate pumping abil ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely just : a normal variant but see doctor if it gets worse
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Normal: Veins get bigger when you breath in because the pressure in your chest increases and blood for that brief period in the vein backs up. Same reason whe ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Maybe: Veins in the neck can be prominent for many normal or abnormal reasons. You should show your doctor who can put this in context with a physical exam.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Normal: Neck veins distend when we lie with our head lower than our heart or when we strain. With straining, the pressure within the chest increases and the ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Probably normal: It may be that you have just noticed something that has been there all along. This is a common occurrence. If you are concerned something is wrong, be ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Inflammation/clot: It may be mild inflammation. However, a simple diagnostic test, an ultrasound to look for a blood clot is easy, and safe. Call your doc for evaluation ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
No: No the vein does. It pulsate your feeling of pulsation is a combination of artery in the neck and muscle spasm . Try to relax and apply heat pad on th ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: It would be helpful to know if you are over weight or very slim. Your age is also important. It could all be anatomically normal but nevertheless it s ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Neck pain: These symptoms are nondiagnostic and more information is needed to determine whether the problem is from the muscles,nerves,vertebrae or within the so ... Read More
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