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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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What exercise modification of a floor abdominal crunch would you prescribe for an individual who has a bulging cervical disc (s)?

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

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Bulging vein right temple, normal?

Bulging vein right temple, normal?

Right temple: Some folks just have prominent veins on their temples, probably no problem. ...Read more

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Sudden bulging of neck veins with headache?

Sudden bulging of neck veins with headache?

SVC syndrome: Until proved otherwise, the superior vena cava is blocked. Get with your physician now. ...Read more

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What can I do with bulging veins on my calves?

What can I do with bulging veins on my calves?

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

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Osteoarthritis painful bulging veins, what to do?

Osteoarthritis painful bulging veins, what to do?

Cardiovascular.: See a cardiovascular surgeon, who specializes in varicose veins, for the proper treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Boils or vein bulging on vagina. What causes this?

Boils or vein bulging on vagina. What causes this?

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

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Bulge left upper abdominal quadrant. Comes and goes?

Bulge left upper abdominal quadrant. Comes and goes?

Bulge: Surgery in the past? Hernia possible. However a swelling that comes and goes would likely be some type of problem with colon gas distention ...Read more

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Do you know any way I can get rid of bulging veins naturally?

Do you know any way I can get rid of bulging veins naturally?

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

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What could cause a large vein to bulge in my temple of my head?

What could cause a large vein to bulge in my temple of my head?

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

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Do you have any remedies to fade away those bulging varicose veins?

Do you have any remedies to fade away those bulging varicose veins?

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

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Iam having pain in my rectum with a small vein bulging, can I use castor oil?

Iam having pain in my rectum with a small vein bulging, can I use castor oil?

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

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Normally the veins on my wrist are slightly bulging but now they are sunken in. What does the mean?

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

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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.

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

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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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What causes veins to become prominent, bulging, skin change, circulation issues, patches on skin from heat, sun, shower &body temp change?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Abdominal Hernia: It could very easily be an abdominal wall hernia. Or it is a swollen organ such as the liver. In any event, if you have pain please get this evaluated in person at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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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I felt pain in my left hand I could see the vein bulging out. It 's warm and looks like it is starting to swell up. Should I be concernedShould?

I felt pain in my left hand I could see the vein bulging out. It 's warm and looks like it is starting to swell up. Should I be concernedShould?

Yes: If this an infection causing the swelling or if there is a clot in a vein you should be evaluated by a physician. Acute arthritis is another possibility. Don't delay especially if redness develops as hand infections should be treated early. ...Read more