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Bulging Abdominal Veins
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?
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?
What exercise modification of a floor abdominal crunch would you prescribe for an individual who has a bulging cervical disc (s)?
Reverse Crunch: Lie down with head comfortably on towel or small pillow. Bring one knee up to 90 degress, then the other. Press arms into the floor. Tighten stomach and draw knees closer to chest, lifting buttocks if possible. May use object between knees also. Breathe and count with each contraction. Holding breath will aggravate discs. ...Read more
Maybe nothing: Often, bulging veins in your calves are completely normal, especially if you are slender and exercise frequently. On the other hand, bulging veins can be a sign that you have underlying vein trouble that you can't see, even if your veins don't hurt. An ultrasound evaluation of your veins will tell you what is going on. I would see a vein specialist for a check up and treatment if indicated. ...Read more
Could be either: A bulging area on the vaginal lips could be a boil or a vein among other things such as cysts and fatty growths. A boil is usually swollen and red around it to suggest infection whereas a vein may or may not be tender. A clotted (thromboses)vein usually is hard and tender. Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish between the two and your best bet would be to see a gynecologist or vein doctor. ...Read more
Yes: That is perfectly normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
None that works.: Varicose veins are due to leaking valves in the saphenous vein system. There is a strong hereditary component. There are many potential home remedies such as horse chestnut, witch hazel and certain kinds of berries but none of these work. If you have varicose veins, then you should see a vein specialist for a f/u venous evaluation including a venous ultrasound. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Absolutely: Varicose veins are generally due to underlying venous insufficiency or reflux, which can be readily identified by a vein specialist by duplex ultrasound evaluation in the office. If present, the treatment is closure or ablation, done by laser or rf energy. It is minimally invasive, done in the office under local anesthesia, with minimal downtime, discomfort or scarring. Seek a vein specialist. ...Read more
Hemorrhoid: Your description sounds like a hemorrhoid. A swollen blood vessel in the rectum or anal area. A high fiber diet and laxatives, such as castor oil, can help to prevent straining while defacating which can help. A topical medication such as preparation h can help with symptoms. ...Read more
Normally the veins on my wrist are slightly bulging but now they are sunken in. What does the mean?
Maybe dehydrated: Not seen veins that normally bulge on your hands is seldom a cause for concern. Try having more fluids particullary during the summer time. ...Read more
What to do if I have this bulging vein in my forhead when lying down or smiling, any idea what causes this?
Consult: A physician. Generally these are just dilated veins and have no significance if there are no other symptoms. ...Read more
Other than having giant cell arteritis in the tempple what else could be causing my bulging vein and sharp pains?
My 2 year old son has what looks like a vein bulging out from where his penis starts. I'm not sure if that's what it is or not.
Probably normal: Many men & boys hav a prominent vein, called Dorsal Vein of Penis, starting at base of penis. Not a cause for concern! ...Read more
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
What causes veins to become prominent, bulging, skin change, circulation issues, patches on skin from heat, sun, shower &body temp change?
Varicose veins.: Many people are prone to getting these, due to hereditary reasons, but jobs or activities requiring standing in place or similar, causes the earth gravity to do it's thing! . There are one way valves in the veins, their job is to push the blood upwards towards the heart, but with time these valves lose their strength, and cannot do their job, causing blood to accumulate in the veins and stretching ...Read more
Hi, my son is 8 yo. He has a few things concerning me, but may be nothing. More recently we have noticed a bulging vein on leg on 2 cm wide.
Hard to say: 2cm is quite large for a venous appearing mass. Did you measure it? I would have this area looked at by a physician. We might be able to help with a Prime visit with photos. If he is fair, and this is truly a vein not really 2 cm, it could be a normal superficial vein. Since we don't have more history, hard to connect with your other concerns. Thanks for trusting in Healthtap! ...Read more
I can see the veins in my left arm. They are not bulging and not painful. It comes and goes. Some days I don't see it. What could cause this?
Normal: Veins return blood to the heart and have different filling capacities and wall tone. This is not an illness unless the veins are red hot and tender. ...Read more
When I lean back I get this football shaped bulge in upper abdominal area, about size of football also, which gets very tender what could it be?
I am noticing some bluish veins on the side of my forehead beginning to show. Nothing bulging, but they were not there until after a brief illness.
In The Wrong Vein: If that's the only problem you have at your age, you're Golden! This is fairly common, especially in light-skinned people of advancing age as the skin thins in various areas. Maybe you just lost enough weight for them to show. Now, don't go binging on Haggen-Dazs, it probably won't work. Just a part of the life process. But if they become more and more prominent, or bulge, see your doctor. ...Read more
My veins on both hands are usually noticable. Lately, they haven't been showing as much. It's only a slight bulge. Now, I can't see them. Is that bad?
Gravity big effect: On vein filling & visibility. In good light, look for veins on back of hand while holding hand as far as possible below heart level for a minute or two. Next, slowly raise same hand as far as possible above heart while carefully watching your veins to see what happens. Vein blood pressure too low to push blood back to heart, thus veins fill below heart. Yet above heart, they empty/flatten rapidly. ...Read more
What could cause a bulging vein in ur arm? It starts from my right elbow and goes up my arm. Just noticed it a few days ago. Very noticeable sometimes
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
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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