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Bulging Veins Under Eyes
that is normal: If you have fair skin, it is completely normal to see veins under the skin surface. Light blue veins, in particular, are common and are called reticular veins. Veins you can feel or skin discoloration (darkening) around the veins are abnormal. Otherwise, no need to do anything. ...Read more
New Bulging vein over temple (my veins never bulge on my forehead) and eye pressure. Is this normal?
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
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
Several veins in forearm sting. Veins are soft & skin is normal color. Veins engorge when hands by sides and constrict when raised. Thrombophlebitis?
Not necessarily: If you can control the dryness with regular usage of artificial tear (preferably single-use without preservative) you may be able to reverse it assuming that's the only reason for the redness. Plugging the duct draining from the eye to the nose may also conserve more tear. Restasis drop (RX) can be very effective if all else failed. ...Read more
Swollen lymph node on right side, puffy eyes especially left eye, circles under eyes and exhaustion. What could be wrong?
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 can increase the pressure the size of the forehead veins.This is not a sign of aneurysm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen hand veins.: Hand veins can swell for many reasons but the most common is certainly hereditary . Other factors would be level of hydration, aging, sun exposure and loss of elasticity and volume. Actually, I am amazed at the amount of women that i see with bulging hand veins. They can be easily treated with laser or sclerotherapy and usually a combination of both. ...Read more
Puffy Eyes: Puffy or swollen eyes can be caused by fluid retention, stress, allergies, hormone changes, and other factors. Other times we get puffy eyes after sleeping. This can be caused by too much sodium in the diet, which causes water retention. Puffy eyes can also be caused by lack of sleep or excessive alcohol intake. http://www.eyehealthweb.com/puffy-eyes/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin yellowing: Skin yellowing can occur in hepatitis (inflammation of the liver which may be due to viruses, autoimmune diseases, medications, and other), low thyroid function, certain types of anemia and a number of other conditions. Bags under eyes can occur in a number of conditions as well. Please see your doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation and blood work. This needs a diagnosis as soon as possible. ...Read more
Bug bite, infection: See your doctor if it doesn't resolve by tomorrow. An infection can spread into the actual orbital capsule of the eye. In the meantime, put a warm compress on the area of puffiness. Is it itchy, painful, or is there a discharge? These are things your doctor will need to know. ...Read more
Probably normal: Usually, these are just normal veins. If they shrink when the hand is raised, don't hurt, & are soft, there is most likely no problem. If there is swelling of the arm, pain, redness, or the veins are firm, further evaluation should be done for clot or infection. They can be treated with sclerotherapy to improve appearance if desired. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers