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i have what looks like a vein sticking out from just under my rib cage and down my stomach it hurts if i touch it?

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Dr. Charles Saha
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Pain in vein: You should have it evaluated by your internist and they may evaluate it with a sonogram to rule out a clot of some kind that is causing the enlargement of the vein.

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