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


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I am experiencing bulging veins that are very sensitive. I don't know where this came from I'm a gymnast and it's hurting badly.?

I am experiencing bulging veins that are very sensitive. I don't know where this came from I'm a gymnast and it's hurting badly.?

Veins: Are these on your legs? You are young to have varicose veins, but they surely can be painful. Especially during the menstrual cycle for many women. These can be treated with either laser or "stripping". Compression stockings help quite a bit with symptoms and to prevent worsening of them. Also, avoid standing for long periods, and try not to sit with legs crossed. ...Read more

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I'm having dark blue bulging veins on my hands all of a sudden today.

I'm having dark blue bulging veins on my hands all of a sudden today.

Possible causes:: Increased fluid intake, increased body temperature, new medications, increased exercise. ...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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I am experiencing varicose veins and bulging veins. The following also describes me: Red spider veins. What should I do?

I am experiencing varicose veins and bulging veins. The following also describes me: Red spider veins. What should I do?

Vascular surgeon: They can perform a doppler to see how much loos is flowing backwards causing the bulge and spiders. There are laser procedures that can resolve this easily ...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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Feet getting red and hot 2 touch like sunburn at night, veins bulging out. Had normal CBC and ultrasound. No pain. I have anxiety. Cant get an answer?

Feet getting red and hot 2 touch like sunburn at night, veins bulging out. Had normal CBC and ultrasound. No pain. I have anxiety. Cant get an answer?

?????????????: The symptoms & testing you cite do not provide enough information to suggest a specific answer. Writing down all your symptoms, the duration, and taking them in for your next visit may help clarify the issue. ...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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Twitching and and pain in calf and back of knee on left leg. Bulging veins in foot as well. Could this be a dvt?

Twitching and and pain in calf and back of knee on left leg. Bulging veins in foot as well. Could this be a dvt?

Not impossible: Stacy, the twitching sounds more like a muscle spasm, but DVT is not impossible, especially if you have risk factors (recent travel, birth control, smoking, recent hospitalizations). It might be a good idea to visit your doctor and get an ultrasound. If you develop chest pain or difficulty breathing, this could be sign of a pulmonary embolism (lung clot), and you should go to the ER. ...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?

Need more info...: The available info alone is not enough for offering right answer without more specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of all symptoms + physical exam.... To unveil the myth behind symptoms, go to http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; then you will know how to work closely so to discover right diagnosis, care, & counseling. ...Read more

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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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What could be causing my lower abdomen to be bulging?

What could be causing my lower abdomen to be bulging?

See below: The most common causes are gas and constipation. If these don't make sense for you, you may need to see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have this bulge coming from my lower abdomen?

Why do I have this bulge coming from my lower abdomen?

Not enough info: Precipitous lower abdominal swelling could be caused by herniation of the abdominal wall, or if lower, it may termed an inguinal hernia. Both are cause for you to be checked by your md, as they can cause strangulation and "death" of part of your GI tract. Be safe, consult an md. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the relationship between disc bulge and abdomen tension?

What is the relationship between disc bulge and abdomen tension?

None: A disc bulge is a normal variant or finding on an imaging study, not a cause of any problems unless you thought that it may have been a problem and that made you feel tension in your abdomen. ...Read more

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I suffer a pain on the left part of my lower abdomen and sometimes I felt like there is a bulge there.

I suffer a pain on the left part of my lower abdomen and sometimes I felt like there is a bulge there.

Abdominal Pain: Your description is quite non-specific and could be due to a myriad of issues, including sigmoid colon pain and distention, or ovarian/pelvic problems, to name just two. Since the bulge comes and goes, it is likely not a tumor, and I would bet on a digestive etiology. If the symptoms don't clear, you might want to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bulge on my lower abdomen. What could it be? It doesn't hurt I notice it when I lay on my back.

Diastasts?: It could be a separation of the muscles that sometimes happens due to the stretch from pregnancy and is harmless. It is usually an up and down bulge like from head to toe. Then, on the other hand it could be a small hernia. It might do you well to have it checked because if it is a hernia sometimes (not always) they will fix them when small cause it is so easy. Not always do they enlarge ...Read more

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I'm female and 16 years old, recently I've noticed 2 veins on the right side of my abdomen, what does this mean?

I'm female and 16 years old, recently I've noticed 2 veins on the right side of my abdomen, what does this mean?

Be seen: Chances are if you are thin it just means you have noticed them. If you are overweight or a heavy drinker or other conditions you should be checked. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in low left abd severe swelling when I try to have bm feels like bulge in left abdomen is preventing becomes more painful what could help?

Sharp pain in low left abd severe swelling when I try to have bm feels like bulge in left abdomen is preventing becomes more painful what could help?

Abdominal swelling: You may have a fecal impaction which is giving you difficulty in moving your bowels. Try modifying your diet by increasing the fiber in your diet. Simultaneously cut the dairy products. In addition try enemas and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) by mouth to relieve your impaction. ...Read more

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I can feel a small cyst when I touch my lower right side of abdomen. No pain when touching it. Not seen, no bulge. It's under the skin. Size of a nut.

I can feel a small cyst when I touch my lower right side of abdomen. No pain when touching it. Not seen, no bulge. It's under the skin. Size of a nut.

Abdominal cyst: May be lipoma or cyst or fibroma would consider ultrasound to identify it and follow up with surgeon. May or may not need biopsy or excision depending on imaging findings. ...Read more

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I have a bulge that pops out on my lower right abdomen when I bend over but I just saw docot and she can't find a hole for a hernia what else could be?

I have a bulge that pops out on my lower right abdomen when I bend over but I just saw docot and she can't find a hole for a hernia what else could be?

From your limited: Description, it still sounds like a hernia that is too small for clinical detection at the time of exam. It could also be a lymph node or a benign tumor such as lipoma. If your doctor is not worried about it, your should be reassured that it is probably something trivial. ...Read more

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Bulge that I can push back into my abdomen doctor says she can't feel a hernia hole? What could it be.

Bulge that I can push back into my abdomen doctor says she can't feel a hernia hole? What could it be.

Hard to know, but...: ...it may still be a hernia. You might want a second opinion, or at least an image of the abdominal wall (CT scan may help here). ...Read more

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Does bloating cause a bulge in the abdomen?

Does bloating cause a bulge in the abdomen?

Yes: Te cause of the bloating is important, gas, overweight, pregnant, etc. Most cases are benign. If you are sexually active, could you be pregnant? Any digestive disorders in your history, your family's history? If it persists more than a month or is otherwise progressive, see a physician. ...Read more

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I have a big vein in my lower left abdomen. Why only one side?

I have a big vein in my lower left abdomen. Why only one side?

Seek help: The isolated vein may be collateral venous drainage, especially if you have had previous blood clot in the left leg, involving the major portion called the iliac vein. The blockage of blood return through the iliac vein resulted in the body opening other channels for blood return. If you have not had a prior blood clot, it may not be significant. Seek help from your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mild disc bulge between L2 and l3tension in abdomen signaling the disc getting worse?

What to do if I have mild disc bulge between L2 and l3tension in abdomen signaling the disc getting worse?

Back pain: Abdominal tightness is not associated with lumbar radicular pain. The disc bulge between lumbar 2/3 causes pain to radiate from the back to the hip/buttocks and into the anterior thigh. Increasing pain, numbness, and weakness in the leg are signs of worsening nerve impingement. Often people have difficulty climbing stairs or rising from a seated position. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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