A 33-year-old male asked:
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i have developed unsightly bulging veins on the sides of my scalp/forehead over the past week. i am currently under extreme stress and was lifting weights hard last week. i am an otherwise healthy 33 year old male. will these large veins shrink?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
They are most likely: due to vascular increase that accompanies hard exercise . As long as you have no headaches, these veins are dilated not growing as your history implies. Carry on, & be sure you take a day of rest after a hard workout, keep hydrated, & if you are a “ sweater “ consider electrolyte replacement. Gatorade type drink. Also watch your protein intake, & supplement as needed. Normal daily req is 50gm/day
Answered on May 23, 2018
Dr. Jade Erasmus
Specializes in General Practice
Possibilities: "strange" symptoms may have a different problem at the core. It is also hard to say for sure that anything will just resolve, unless serious possibilities have been excluded. I suggest a visit to your GP to check your Blood Pressure and other basic physical signs, and only then one could opt for waiting and a review later. Heavy weight training has various possible complications. Ask your doc.
Answered on May 23, 2018

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