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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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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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Im 18 years old and I have bulging veins on my temples.They pulsate and I have been very anxious that this is serious. No pain when i touch them.

Im 18 years old and I have bulging veins on my temples.They pulsate and I have been very anxious that this is serious. No pain when i touch them.

Arteries throb.: The temporal arteries and temporal veins lie immediately adjacent to each other. During exercise or increased activity, the arteries will pulsate because of increased heart rate and flow of blood. What you are seeing is the arterial pulsation. It looks like the vein pulsating because the vein sits over the artery and can move with the artery. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned that I have a large vein or veins bulging on my right temple, but have no headache or pain?

Should i be concerned that I have a large vein or veins bulging on my right temple, but have no headache or pain?

Usually an artery: Usually those large bulging vessels are arteries. Put your index finger lightly over it and see if you feel a pulse? Also vessels on the forehead that look blue are veins, and if look clear or skin color- they are arteries. There is nothing you need to do. Some patients have sclerotherapy for cosmetic treatment of the blue or purple face veins and laser. For red spider veins. ...Read more

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Im18i have bulging veins on my temples, one on each side, not painful but they pulsate. Had them for 3 days now. Normal? Scared I have ta or aneurysm

Im18i have bulging veins on my temples, one on each side, not painful but they pulsate. Had them for 3 days now. Normal? Scared I have ta or aneurysm

Normal finding: The temporal arteries and temporal veins lie immediately adjacent to each other. During exercise or increased activity, the arteries will pulsate because of increased heart rate and flow of blood. What you are seeing is the arterial pulsation. It looks like the vein pulsating because the vein sits over the artery and can move with the artery. ...Read more

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Veins bulging out and pulsating in right temple. Serious? Reason?

Veins bulging out and pulsating in right temple. Serious? Reason?

Not Sure: Prominent veins on the temple is common and not serious. It tends to run in families. They are more visible in fit people with fair skin. It is unusual for them to pulsate. I would recommend that you get it checked by a doctor especially if it is associated with a headache. ...Read more

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2yrs. Ago had craniotomy & the last couple headaches there has been a bulging vein on left side starting just above temple down to ear?

Worth Checking Out: This is probably ok. It is very common to have bulging veins with headaches. However, depending on why you had the craniotomy and exactly where the vein is and what it looks like, there is a small chance that you need additional evaluation. The best bet is to talk to your primary doctor, neurologist, or the surgeon who did the craniotomy. ...Read more

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