A 29-year-old male asked:
After 2 weeks of eye strain, poor neck posture and tension a pulsating(visibly beating) vein (or artery) on my left temple popped up and been appearing and disapearing since then (3 days). should i be concerned or just relax for a few weeks?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pain Management 48 years experience
I would suggest that you need a proper medical workup to include bloodwork to exclude serious autoimmune problems such as Temporal Arteritis which would be unusual at your age or other rheumatologic conditions. This condition merits immediate treatment as ignoring it could result in blindness. More likely than not this is not the problem but you would not want to miss the opportunity to treat
Answered May 19, 2021
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Answered May 25, 2021
Neurology 52 years experience
FIRST, do not worry about temporal or giant cell arteritis, as "vein (or artery) does NOT come and go over several days, and rare in your age group. Perhaps the core issue is neck strain, and important to address this, as this likely explains everything! Some physical therapy may reverse all of this. Yes, get eyes refracted to cover bases. Have your doctor do exam and proceed.
Reviewed May 27, 2021
Last updated May 27, 2021
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