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A 34-year-old member asked:

What does the appearance of vein on the forehead mean?

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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Vein: Do not worry, you will not look like gorbachev he had a port wine stain from birth. The prominent vein probably is nothing. It can be "lasered" or sclerosed( injected with a sclerosis mg agent to scar it up. Good luck. ".
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 48 years experience
Positional change.: The veins in the face just as the veins in the rest of the body change in size depending on changes in position as well as changes in levels of hydration and changes in pressure in the chest and abdominal cavity. In the face, the veins decrease with standing and increase with lying down. Straining or laughing increase the the pressure in the chest which can increase the size of the facial veins.
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Dr. Ram Madasu
29 years experience
No worries: The appearance of a vein on the forehead is usually nothing to be concerned about. In other words the vein has always been there its just visible now. No other symptoms ; no worries.
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Dr. Alexander Gorup
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Thinning skin?: Sometimes these veins become more prominent with fat loss from the surrounding tissue.
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Positional change.: The veins in the face just as the veins in the rest of the body change in size depending on changes in position as well as changes in levels of hydration and changes in pressure in the chest and abdominal cavity. In the face, the veins decrease with standing and increase with lying down. Straining or laughing increase the the pressure in the chest which can increase the size of the facial veins.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
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1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 48 years experience
Positional change.: The veins in the face just as the veins in the rest of the body change in size depending on changes in position as well as changes in levels of hydration and changes in pressure in the chest and abdominal cavity. In the face, the veins decrease with standing and increase with lying down. Straining or laughing increase the the pressure in the chest which can increase the size of the facial veins.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Dec 11, 2017
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