A 41-year-old male asked:
my son plays football , he was hit in the neck and had a little pain it looked like the jugular vein was hit and is red and swollen?
1 doctor answer • 11 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Superficial vein: The jugular vein is deep in the neck and you would be unlikely to see it. A more superficial vein is likely to be the one you are seeing. Veins are well supplied with blood containing healing elements and will soon recover from what sounds like a contusive hit. As long as your son is conscious, rational and has not other issues you can identify, he should do well.
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