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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...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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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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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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I'm on BP meds..Last few days having severe migraines and bulging veins in my temple area my eyes feel like they're shaking is this BP related?

I'm on BP meds..Last few days having severe migraines and bulging veins in my temple area my eyes feel like they're shaking is this BP related?

USUALLY NOT: Assuming that your BP is either under control or minimally elevated, you are not having migraines due to hypertension, but you may be experiencing side effects to you meds. Migraines can be prevented, and would recommend that approach, as triptans, which stop headaches could well raise bp. ...Read more

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My husband is suffering from a strange illness that no dr has seen his symptoms: fatigue muscle pain temples swell on bending veins bulge ear ringing?

Complex: If you have not done so already, you may want to consult with a rheumatologist for another evaluation. If you have had an elevated ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), then this is even more important. Good luck. ...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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