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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Basics: Aneurisms are thought to originate from weak areas in blood vessels that are present for an undetermined period of time. Some become symptomatic in ki ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Artery pulsates: Veins i assumes close to the skin surface.
Dr. Paul Skudder
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Some near surface: Near your temple you may have either a visible vein (blue-gray-purple hue, not pulsating) or a visible artery (firm, pulsating). Neither of these is a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Infection? Eczema?: It may simply be a hygiene problem. If you are uncircumcised, washing under the foreskin is a must. Sometimes a rash appears after intercourse which m ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Growth?: A swollen vein is not a growth. If it came up in one day then there is little chance this is a growth. If this persists you should see your doctor or ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Possibly: Veins on the head shouldn't be painful. I would recommend you see a doctor and get it checked out.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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If the veins : Are congested, i.e. Full with blood they will bulge and protrude. Also is depending of the position: elevate legs or hands the vein will "disappear". ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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An : Inflamed vein is usually a vein that has a blood clot in it. It is called phlebitis / thrombophlebitis. It can be in a superficial or deep vein. Reaso ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Probably normal.: Veins can enlarge and shrink for many reasons most commonly levels of hydration, genetics, aging, sun exposure, temperature changes and even skin colo ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Yes : Any time there is an injury new blood vessel must grow to nourish the new skin as part of the healing process. It is possible that sometimes the new v ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Positional change.: The veins in the face just as the veins in the rest of the body change in size depending on changes in position as well as changes in levels of hydrat ... Read More

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