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How do veins collapse in the neck?

How do veins collapse in the neck?

Pressure changes: 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

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Vein collapse during blood work? Why does this happen?

Vein collapse during blood work? Why does this happen?

Stress: Anxiety, anticipation of pain with needle sticks will energize the sympathetic nervous system, causing vasospasm (shrinking) of veins. Try hydration prior blood work, placing warm heating pad on arm for better success. ...Read more

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My veins are small..one time I was even turned away from giving blood bc they said my veins might "collapse". Should I be concerned?

My veins are small..one time I was even turned away from giving blood bc they said my veins might "collapse".  Should I be concerned?

Nope: Sounds like you just have small veins. When they are sucking blood out, they could collapse, but that doesn't mean there is anything wrong with your veins, just the vial has too much suction for your veins. Anyways, I wouldn't worry about having small veins. ...Read more

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Hi. I was wondering if it is normal for a vein to indent or collapse when you elevate your leg. I've been noticing one spot on the inside of my thigh.

Hi. I was wondering if it is normal for a vein to indent or collapse when you elevate your leg. I've been noticing one spot on the inside of my thigh.

Not really normal: When vein are enlarged and varicose they often
engorge with blood that drains when the legs are elevated. This is common but not really normal. I would recommend you get it checked out by a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have vein collapse during blood work? What could it be from? Could it be a vascular problem?

Is it dangerous to have vein collapse during blood work? What could it be from? Could it be a vascular problem?

No: Vasospasm (vein shrinking) during blood work is commonly seen and not dangerous. It is the result of anxiety, anticipation of the potential pain with the needle stick, which activates the sympathetic nervous system resulting in vasospasm. It does not imply vascular problem. ...Read more

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I noticed a vein on the middle of my hand protrude out a little. It's hard to the touch. This is near an IV site. Is this a collapse vein? or phlebi

I noticed a vein on the middle of my hand protrude out a little. It's hard to the touch.  This is near an IV site.  Is this a collapse vein? or phlebi

Phlebitis: Most likely this is a superficial phlebitis related to the irritation from the iv needle. It's not dangerous and in time will become less distended but could remain permanently scarred. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from panic attacks right now, i feel a sense of doom like i'm gonna collapse or die. My right eye has a small vein and it makes mworry?

I'm  suffering from panic attacks right now, i feel a sense of doom like i'm gonna collapse or die. My  right eye has a small vein and it makes mworry?

See your doctor: Panic attacks are disabiling. There are very good treatments for them. See your doctor to get started. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a collapsed vein?

No flow: I assume you mean a vein that recently had a needle or iv. Veins may collapse or blow when fluid goes through them or blood is drawn from them. Phlebitis, inflammation of the vein, or a lumpy spot called a thrombosis may result. Neither is serious. Both are treated with warm compress and advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. ...Read more

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Undiagnosed barking cough. Many specialists, many medications. No relief. Is expiratory dynamic airway collapse possible? Symptoms? Dx, tx, pleasehelp

Undiagnosed barking cough. Many specialists, many medications. No relief. Is expiratory dynamic airway collapse possible? Symptoms? Dx, tx, pleasehelp

? tic: Are you coughing while sleeping? If not consider a cough tic, an involuntary spasm producing a barking sound.If you cough while sleeping, this is not the case.Cough varient asthma should be considered also. ...Read more

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If you have extreme vertigo symptoms with collapse and think stroke and a very high inr, does it mean you have a bleed or an ischemic stroke?

If you have extreme vertigo symptoms with collapse and think stroke and a very high inr, does it mean you have a bleed or an ischemic stroke?

Vertigo: If you are on warfarin and have hign inr and then developed sudden onset of vertigo and collapse, you need to go to er and make sure you did not have cerebellar bleed. You need a ct head asap to rule out bleed. ...Read more

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When BP is 164/111 and pulse 102 even with meds what should be done? No other symptoms only headache known rt minimal lung collapse hbp tachycardic

When BP is 164/111 and pulse 102 even with meds what should be done? No other symptoms only headache
known rt minimal lung collapse
hbp 
tachycardic

Needs evaluation: The blood pressure is too high. At this level it will cause damage to blood vessels throughout the body. The rapid heart rate or tachycardia is likely an indication of something additional going on. This requires a careful physician's evaluation. ...Read more

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Would heart failure be possible after normal resting echo? Pains, vomiting, collapse, tachycardia on standing and complete exercise intolerance 5 months. Possible pots but symptoms so severe i worry.

Would heart failure be possible after normal resting echo? Pains, vomiting, collapse, tachycardia on standing and complete exercise intolerance 5 months. Possible pots but symptoms so severe i worry.

Yes.: Heart failure is possible even when an echocardiographic study demonstrates normal systolic function. It's referred to as diastolic heart failure and often there are suggestions of it on an echo. Your symptoms merit a thorough evaluation by your doctor or by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an infected vein?

Infected veins: The symptoms of an infected vein would be pain or tenderness along the veins and the signs of an infected vein would be swelling, redness, drainage from the vein or even pus around the vein. Often times fever would also be present. If there is any question of a vein infection, you should see a physician. ...Read more

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What are the signs, symptoms of varicose vein?

Vein signs: Signs range from visible spider veins to larger flat blue veins to bulging varicose veins to swelling to reddish and/or brownish skin discoloration to waxy shile skin scars to ulceration. Bleeding can occur and when there is severe inflammation in the vein, you can have redness, swelling, warmth, and pain and tenerness over the affected vein. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a collapsed vein?

Docs can you explain what is a collapsed vein?

Venospasm: Veins don't like to be irritated with things like needles. Usually, when someone is talking about a collapsed vein they mean that they have tried to draw blood or start an IV and the vein has gone into spasm as a result of the irritation. The result is that the needle either isn't able to go into the vein or else it goes in but there is no blood return. With time the vein will relax and reopen. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Varicose veins?

What are the symptoms of Varicose veins?

Varicose veins: Most people with varicose veins don't have symptoms, Large varicose veins can cause people to experience ache, feeling heavy or itching, .
http://patient.info/health/varicose-veins-leaflet ...Read more

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Wife has blue veins all over body. Just showed up this morning. No other noticeable symptoms or noteworthy factors. Any thoughts? Thanks!

Wife has blue veins all over body. Just showed up this morning. No other noticeable symptoms or noteworthy factors. Any thoughts? Thanks!

R/O LIVEDO: Dilated blood vessels in the upper chest after a strenuous work out usually dissipate after 1-3hrs. If they persist and at only on one side , I would seek prompt evaluation. People with an underlying clotting disorder or an autoimmune problem can develop a condition called LIVEDO Reticularis. So monitor your symptoms if they persist Or worsen seek a prompt evaluation. ...Read more

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My IV bag ran dry last night for 40 minutes it beeped it was empty. I ended up just walking out should I watch for warnin symptoms of air in veins?

Air in IV line: Not to worry. Small amount of air in IV line is not dangerous, even the whole tube filled with air would be insignificant as the blood would absorb the air as the venous blood is passively returned to the system. Air in arterial lines can be dangerous even in small amounts since i is under pressure and could cause an air embolus. ...Read more

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I have heavy breasts and visible veins. What do these symptoms mean?

I have heavy breasts and visible veins. What do these symptoms mean?

Not serious: It is not unusual for some women with large breasts to have visible veins. They can still be treated if they are aestetically not appealing to you. ...Read more

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Are spider veins a symptom associated with a particular medical condition?

Varicose veins: The most common reason why spider veins develop in the legs is because of underlying venous reflux. This means that there are veins that aren't flowing properly under the surface of the skin that you can't see. When there is underlying reflux going into large veins at the surface, you see varicose veins. When small veins are affected, you see spider veins. ...Read more

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Can mild pulonary vein reguritation without symptoms be treated with medicine rather than surgery.

Can mild pulonary vein reguritation without symptoms be treated with medicine rather than surgery.

Pulmonary vein : I assume you meant to type "pulmonary vein". If you have been diangosed with some mild regurgitation within the pulmonary veins and you have no symptoms , this would not require surgery. You would just want to have your cardiac function optimized with medication and your atrial fibrillation treated, but otherwise no other intervention or treament would be needed. Surgery is not indicated. ...Read more

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I had a feeling of a collapsed vein in my left arm after a vein injection, as it is appear to be blocked and it got swelled, anyhelp?

Phlebitis: Is an inflammation of a vein, which is another rare complication of the venipuncture procedure. Common symptoms of phlebitis are: pain, swelling and redness.The local trauma or injury to the vein can also cause phlebitis. The warm compresses, elevation of the involved extremity and nsaids otc and “tincture of time” will be enough to treat phlebitis.
If concerned, see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a collapsed vein in my wrist and it hurts very badly am i gong to be ok? How will this effect me? It is very painful can this be treated?

Collapsed vein: Collapsed veins usually do not hurt unless it is collapsed because of a traumatic episode and now there is a vasculitis. If it hurts so muck then see a doctor. ...Read more

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Ican see green veins on my face, in the undereye area and a big one on my rightcheek that wasn't there before.Is this a symptom of something dangerous?

Ican see green veins on my face, in the undereye area and a big one on my rightcheek that wasn't there before.Is this a symptom of something dangerous?

Multiple reasons.: Facial veins like hand veins often change in size throughout the day and is due to many factors such as hydration, sun exposure, hereditary, heat, physical activity, stress and anything that would make the veins dilate or constrict. There are also some medical conditions such as heart failure, kidney and liver failure which could contribute. If any concern, see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Visible blue snakes. Are these symptoms of varicose veins?

Visible blue snakes. Are these symptoms of varicose veins?

Signs: The signs of venous incompetence: small blue or red snakelike veins close to the skin surface; ropy, slightly blue bulging varicose veins; prominent tortuous bluish veins beneath the skin called reticular veins; brownish skin discoloration about the ankle area; ulceration especially about the inside of the ankle. The symptoms have been nicely outlined by dr. King. ...Read more

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What are varicose veins? What are the symptoms? What are the causes? And how could i protect myself?

What are varicose veins? What are the symptoms? What are the causes? And how could i protect myself?

Enlarged veins: The leg superficial vein system can have ineffective valves( venous reflux) and some of the veins will dilate and bulge.
They become visible, occasionally tender, and get bigger over time.
Support stockings, ablation, and occasionally surgery can eliminate or improve existing varicose vein complexes. ...Read more

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What would the symptoms be if I injured the arteries or veins behind my collarbone?

What would the symptoms be if I injured the arteries or veins behind my collarbone?

DependsOnTypeOfInjur: It depends on the type of the injury.A blunt injury may cause a bruise with or without hematoma.A puncture wound may cause active bleeding,more from an artery than vein
Why do you ask such a question ...Read more

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Whta are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?

Whta are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?

Variable: Sometimes there are no symptoms. Typical symptoms include leg swelling or pain in the legs, especially the calves. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?

What are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis: Commonly, deep vein thrombosis causes pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms. If a blood clot is small and in what we call calf veins, you might only get pain without swelling. If the clot is only blocking part of the vein, but not all of it, you also might get no swelling. ...Read more

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Collapse (Definition)

Collapse = rapid prostration. ...Read more