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Bulging Neck Veins
Calm down: Anger causes one to strain, thus increasing the pressure within the chest. This pressure is transmitted to the veins in the chest, and upwards to the head and neck area, resulting in bulging veins, increased redness. A good example is when one sees a singer holding a note, or when a weight lifter strains to hold the barbells. Relax, count to ten taking slow breaths in and out to hide them. ...Read more
No: Enlarged jugular viens can mean several things. But usually it means an increase in the pressure to the right side of heart. Such as right sided heart failure, biventricular failure, pulmonary hypertension. An obstruction like a tumor can also cause this. If this is a new finding then you should go see your doctor to work this up. The fast heart rate my be more reactive than causual. ...Read more
I have a bulging neck vein on my left side, starting right above my collar bone. There are no other symptoms. I'm slightly underweight?
Vein: Vein size can be different on either side of the body and is of no consequence ...Read more
Increased pressure: The act of lol results in a valsalva maneuver, where holding of the breath causes increase in the chest pressure. This pressure acts upon the veins in the chest, and is pushed upwards to the head and neck area, resulting in bulging veins. This is a normal situation, so keep on lol; it's good for you. ...Read more
My neck veins bulge a lot when I talk, laugh, lie down, or sometimes stand upright. Is this related to heart palpitations or how my neck veins twitch?
I have a large bulge in my left neck vein I have seen a cardio doctor all my test have been good doctor wants blood work done now why would he want to?
Many possibilities: Without having the ability to examine you and have your full records it would be speculation. This may be a rare venous aneurysm or a lesion extrinsic to the vein pushing it out. If so, cardiologist may not know how to evaluate and is shooting blindly in hopes of hitting something. Sounds like you might want to see a good pcp. ...Read more
Why does my left neck vein bulge when I'm talking, laughing, lying down, bending down, or just when I'm sitting upright? It's very visible.
JVD: Jugular venous distension: most of time is normal in some individuals. The question is whether or not there is something compressing it nearby: sup. Vena cava syndrome or whether or not there is a disease in the heart or lungs that increases the pressure in the venous system (congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary emboli, copd, lung cancer. Get checked for lung and heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very stressed/overwhelmed lately, right neck vein bulges and feels like it's gonna explode. I try to calm down n it feels soar. How do I relax?
Probably not: First, neck vein distension can be caused by many things, only one of which is heart failure. Second, if it were due to heart failure, it would likely be on both sides, and then would reflect problems on the right heart. But since the most common cause of right heart failure is left heart failure, neck vein distension is a sign of heart failure. But not likely in you. Talk to your own doctor. ...Read more
Neck Vein Narrowing: If you are referring to pathological narrowing, it can be the result of previous clots damaging the vein, prior catheter placement in the neck vein damaging the vein as the result of scar tissue, or because of a prior phlebitis. Non-pathological visible "collapse" of the neck veins seen externally on the skin can be caused by dehydration or certain positions (veins collapse when lying down). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal: Neck veins distend when we lie with our head lower than our heart or when we strain. With straining, the pressure within the chest increases and the blood flow through the neck veins decrease resulting in them enlarging. When straining is stopped, the pressure in the chest decreases and flow continues through the neck veins so they become less engorged. ...Read more
Neck vein: Distension is usually not normal. May be indication of CHF. Need evaluation ...Read more
My neck vein above my left collarbone is always very visible almost bulging w/pulse. I've never had this before. What could cause this?
Normal variant?: It's possible that it could be a narrowing of the vein between there and the heart, or a clot in the vein, but either of those would be extremely unlikely in a healthy 20 year old man without a significant surgical history. The more likely cause is that it is just a normal variant. We all have a little abnormality or asymmetry with one thing or another. ...Read more
All of my neck veins on both sides are showing even when just standing. Very prevalent in mirror. On left side there is a very visible pulse, causes?
Veins: More information is needed. May be best to person a virtual consult to better help you. At your age it doesn't sound too concerning ...Read more
It depends: There are multiple factors that go into neck veins pressure. Your position whether you are lying flat, the position of the bed you are lying on whether it is flat, whether you are relaxed, if you bear down or valsalva that will distend your neck veins. Other medical factors influence this as well, but yes your vein should be flat if all of the other things are optimized to keep them flat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer