Top 20 Doctor insights on: Abdomen veins bulging

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I think it's attractive because it's masculine but why do males have bulging veins?

I think it's attractive because it's masculine but why do males have bulging veins?

Prob Not Varicose: The bulging veins you speak of are probably dilated superficial veins - not varicose veins. They are usually seen on the arms, but can be seen on the legs as well. Varicose veins are a different entity. ...Read more

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Bulging Veins (Definition)

That are located under the dermis and protrude out further ...Read more


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Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. Slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. Slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Weak: Weak pulse and bulging veins in one limb could indicate a serious problem with the blood vessels in that region. Such problems, which include something called arterial dissection and something called venous thrombosis, could threaten the limb or your life. These sort of symptoms should be evaluated right away. Problems with the large arteries and veins in the neck or in a limb are usually first tested with an ultrasound, using a probe placed on the skin. There is usually no discomfort involved. ...Read more

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I can see new veins bulging out and my leg is extremely sore, tender to the touch and swollen. Best course of action?

I can see new veins bulging out and my leg is extremely sore, tender to the touch and swollen. Best course of action?

Leg pain: Some of the symptoms that she will are describing are not consistent with varicose vein issues, specifically the tingling and numbness. These symptoms are more suggestive of a nerve compression and also may be the issue of the pain shooting down the leg. I would recommend that she will seek evaluation by your physician to determine the appropriate specialty that she evaluate this problem. ...Read more

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Is there anyway or exercise I can do to reduce d look of bulging veins on my hands n tighten d skin on my fingers? Thanks!

Is there anyway or exercise I can do to reduce d look of bulging veins on my hands n tighten d skin on my fingers? Thanks!

Well,: Short of closing them or best removing them there is nothing you can do. I dislike injections as it takes long time to clear them up besides `i have seen residual ugly pigmentation. I remove them with tiny skin openings and hook. One single session in local anesthesia.
Excellent results. I do this since 1995! ...Read more

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I've always had very pronounced/bulging veins on my arms/legs. I've noticed them a bit more pronounced the last day or so. What could cause this?

I've always had very pronounced/bulging veins on my arms/legs. I've noticed them a bit more pronounced the last day or so. What could cause this?

No relation: What you describe could be normal vein patterns...Only with underlying vein incompetence can you determine if you have a problem that needs further investigation/treatment. ...Read more

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Causes of sudden pain/stiffness in the base of both palms (between thumb joint and wrist) accompanied by extremely dark blue/bulging veins-no injury?

Causes of sudden pain/stiffness in the base of both palms (between thumb joint and wrist) accompanied by extremely dark blue/bulging veins-no injury?

Common spot for OA: The basal thumb joint is a common spot for osteoarthritis of the hand. At age 30, you are young for that diagnosis, but osteoarthritis is a common problem at that location. ...Read more

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Went to ER after an prescription interaction that made. Me fear a heart attack, which caused me to have a panic attack. EKGwas normal& Bp went down before I left, but still bulging veins in L arm. Is this bad?

Went to ER after an prescription interaction that made. Me fear a heart attack, which caused me to have a panic attack. EKGwas normal& Bp went down before I left, but still bulging veins in L arm. Is this bad?

Not bad: It's unfortunate that you had this reaction, but I doubt that anything bad will happen. Don't worry about the bulging veins unless they get much worse or painful. If you are worried about heart attacks please stop smoking. ...Read more

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I received 20mg of Depo medrol ultrasound injection. My question is if my nerve was injected to the median nerve and caused damage would it effect both sides and chest? I've had bulging veins burning pain on fire red when actively using my hands.

I received 20mg of Depo medrol ultrasound injection. My question is if my nerve was injected to the median nerve and caused damage would it effect both sides and chest? I've had bulging veins burning pain on fire red when actively using my hands.

No: No, the median nerve supplies the thumb, index, and middle fingers; so even extreme damage to the median nerve would not directly affect the chest. But is possible you had more of a systemic reaction to the steroids you were given, although there are other potential causes as well. I would discuss the specifics of your case with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 23 and on my lower abdomen, in line with my belly button, I have two veins that bulge out a little on the right side. Should I be worried?

I'm 23 and on my lower abdomen, in line with my belly button, I have two veins that bulge out a little on the right side. Should I be worried?

Bulging veins: Bulging veins in the abdominal wall are unsual unless there is abdominal distension from fluid, enlarged organs or distended intestines. Have your physician examine you for peace of mind. ...Read more

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My veins have become more visible. Chest, lower abdomen, arms, legs (none bulge) - is this normal because I'm really pale? Or a result of bcp and stress?

My veins have become more visible. Chest, lower abdomen, arms, legs (none bulge) - is this normal because I'm really pale? Or a result of bcp and stress?

Prominent veins: Prominent veins are normal in light colored/pale people. Veins can be hormone sensitive and bulge and cause pain during your cycle. Unless they become >2-3mm and painful I would ignore them. ...Read more

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My husband has these bulging veins on his stomach that have just appeared in the last couple of years. Started with one vein and now 2 more.?

My husband has these bulging veins on his stomach that have just appeared in the last couple of years. Started with one vein and now 2 more.?

Abdominal wall veins: Bulging abdominal wall veins are abnormal and the cause is usually due to a blocked vein in another location such as the pelvis. The veins that form on the abdominal wall are called collateral veins and are alternative channels for the blood to flow when the main channels are compromised. Liver problems, clots in veins and even tumors can lead to vein forming on the abdominal wall. See a vein MD. ...Read more

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I can see the veins in stomach they r not bulging they r flat I had fatty liver 2 years ago could this mean it's gotten worse? Could it be cirrhosis?

I can see the veins in stomach they r not bulging they r flat I had fatty liver 2 years ago could this mean it's gotten worse? Could it be cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis: Usually when you see abdominal veins of cirrhosis your stomach/abdomen is bulging w/ fluid. So if you abdomen is flat it is unlikely. Fatty liver can lead to cirrhosis over 20 or more years, usually have elevated liver enzymes for some time. Treatment to date (and there is little) is weight loss. Do you have psoriasis or autoimmune disease? May predispose/worsen to fatty liver. F/u w/doc ...Read more

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What would veins in the stomach look like in cirrhosis? Mine are not bulging but you can see the blue veins. I was told 2 yes ago I had fatty liver

What would veins in the stomach look like in cirrhosis? Mine are not bulging but you can see the blue veins. I was told 2 yes ago I had fatty liver

It's complicated: Generally you wouldn't see the veins so there is blood backing up from the liver. Fatty liver occurs commonly and does not necessarily mean anything. Most commonly it is connected to intake of things that become fat (including alcohol).
Veins become increasingly bulging. ...Read more

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I pulled a muscle in my lower back last night a noticed a bulge in my abdomen this morning with no pain at the bulge what could it be?

I pulled a muscle in my lower back last night a noticed a bulge in my abdomen this morning with no pain at the bulge what could it be?

Hernia: Many potential causes, but it is certainly possible that in the same injury in which you "pulled a muscle" in your back that you have also developed a hernia. Hernias do not always have to be painful. I would not hesitate to be seen, particularly if you develop abdominal pain or vomiting. ...Read more

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I've slight bulge in my lower left abdomen (golf ball in diameter though not much protrusion) and it's been causing occasional pain. What could this be?

I've slight bulge in my lower left abdomen (golf ball in diameter though not much protrusion) and it's been causing occasional pain. What could this be?

Hernia?: Most likely a hernia if its in the groin. Still possible to be an uncommon type of hernia if a bit higher, called a Spigelian hernia. If more towards the side, could represent a mass in the abdominal cavity. Best to have an exam by your primary care provider. Be sure to ask about the need to be referred to a surgeon if appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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So I have been having pain in my lower left side of the abdomen when I go pee, and its slightly uncomfortable in general. There is a small bulge aswel?

So I have been having pain in my lower left side of the abdomen when I go pee, and its slightly uncomfortable in general. There is a small bulge aswel?

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Pain in the ruq abdomen with a bulge or mass.

Superficial or deep?: Is the pain on the surface at the mass or deep in the abdomen? Does the mass come and go or change with coughing? Is the mass moveable? Is it in the skin? Or deep to the muscle? How big? Possibilities include a benign fatty tumor, cyst, hernia or other more rare problems. See a surgeon. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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