A 38-year-old female asked:
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my 2 y.o has large blue jugular vein on l neck. at times it bulges & other times not. can see it pulse @ times. had echo as a baby, no defects. worry?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: In small children especially the external jugular vein (there are two, internal and external) can bulge a bit at times, indicating a good amount of blood return. Especially when he's turned the right way and the muscle and lymph nodes are all visible. This is something we see often, and is innocent in nature.
Answered on Jun 24, 2018
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Just make sure it doesn't change or that she doesn't have any respiratory issues. And make sure her pediatrician just follows it twice yearly.
Answered on Jun 4, 2014
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