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I have discomfort around the area of my jugular vein. It comes and goes as it pleases and has been happening for two days. What could this be?

I have discomfort around the area of my jugular vein. It comes and goes as it pleases and has been happening for two days. What could this be?

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. This is normal. Levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and any increase in pressure within the chest will enlarge the neck veins. Your veins are most likely normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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When jugular vein is in pain?

When jugular vein is in pain?

One can feel: Pain in any given vein, jugular vein included, only if the vein is abnormal, i.e. Something happened around or in the vein. Specifically regarding the jugular vein excluding trauma to the vein, the vein can bee clotted even inflamed/infected from infections in the area such as in the throat or neck. So if your feel pain, i would suggest see your physician. ...Read more

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Pain in jugular vein after being hit by a fast ball. Should i be concerned?

Pain in jugular vein after being hit by a fast ball. Should i be concerned?

Pain in neck: First off, not sure how you determined that the pain is in the jugular vein. It's fairly narrow structure and i doubt your pain is limited to that small area of skin/neck. I suggest calling it neck pain. If you only have pain and slight swelling but no other symptoms (dizziness, difficulty, painful swallowing, palpitations, breathing troubles), it may be ok to watch. If + or you're in doubt see md. ...Read more

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Slight pain in the jugular vein after being hit there with a ball. Should i be concerned?

Slight pain in the jugular vein after being hit there with a ball. Should i be concerned?

Pain in neck: First off, not sure how you determined that the pain is in the jugular vein. It's fairly narrow structure and i doubt your pain is limited to that small area of skin/neck. I suggest calling it neck pain. If you only have pain and slight swelling but no other symptoms (dizziness, difficulty, painful swallowing, palpitations, breathing troubles), it may be ok to watch. If + or you're in doubt see md. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged jugular vein?

I have : To know is enlargement unilateral or bilateral, is also some puffiness of the face exists too.I t is is highly recommended to see a physician if the face is puffy too. ...Read more

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Hi i would like to know how can be removed an external jugular vein trombosis.

Hi i would like to know how can be removed an external jugular vein trombosis.

Usually not removed: Superficial vein thromboses are usually not removed. The body will reabsorbed this thrombosed vein in time. If it is something that you feel needs to be done for cosmetic reasons then you can consult a plastic surgeon about this. ...Read more

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What are these red dots on my jugular vein?

What are these red dots on my jugular vein?

Hard to say: It's difficult to say what they may represent without knowing more about them and without seeing them. Perhaps they are cherry angiomas, which are extremely common and generally appear as cherry red spots scattered on the body as we get older. I'd suggest seeing your primary care physician to help determine the cause. ...Read more

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Can you knock someone out by pinching their jugular vein in their neck?

Can you knock someone out by pinching their jugular vein in their neck?

Please don't rry: Blunt force to the neck can cause a variety of life threatening injuries, and syncope (passing out) may be the least of your worries. Carotid dissection, esophageal injury, tracheal collapse, or a head injury are all possible -- please do not punch people in the neck. ...Read more

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I have distended jugular vein that comes and goes with movement. Is that ok?

Is it : On one side or both sides? However since this is not a constant finding, and as long the veins is soft and collapsible i would not be concerned. However, would not be a bed idea to see a physician if ur concerned. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Angioplasty (Definition)

Angioplasty is vascular modification -- a vascular repair procedure ...Read more


Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more