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Portal vein thrombosis?

Portal vein thrombosis?

Clotting of vein: The portal vein carries blood from bowel to the liver. It also runs near the pancreas. Portal vein thrombosis can occur with inflammatory conditions or cancers. Patient may need blood thinners or other treatments. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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


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Optic vein swelling?

Optic vein swelling?

Swelling: Not sure what you are asking. If the retinal veins are engaged or enlarged it may mean pending / partial central retinal vein occlusion. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged jugular vein?

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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What causes dilated carotid arteries?

What causes dilated carotid arteries?

Sometimes...: A dilated or aneursymal carotid on ultrasound is simply what we call a "redundant" carotid, meaning it is long and wraps on itself, so it looks bigger on ultrasound. True enlarged carotid arteries should be evaluated by a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes jugular venous reflux?

What causes jugular venous reflux?

Heart failure: Mostly fluid overload on the right side of the heart leading to jugular venous dissension and reflex. ...Read more

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What is portal vein embolization for?

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What is portal vein embolization for?

Pv: We usually use portal vein embolization to preferentially grow a segment of liver that we choose while shrinking a segment of liver we want to get rid of. For instance, if we want to respect part of the liver we can first get the remaing liver to hypertrophy by embolizing the vein that feeds the segment that's coming out ...Read more

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What is portal vein obstruction.

What is portal vein obstruction.

Portal vein: Is the vein that collects the blood reach in absorbed fatty particles, protein particles and sugars form the entire gut and will bring all these to the liver that will process them. Obstruction means that the the flow in this vein is "obstructed" it depends however where is the location: b4 the liver, in the liver or above the liver. Hope a gstroenterologist is overlooking this case... ...Read more

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Is varicose vein surgery painful?

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Is varicose vein surgery painful?

It depends: Although every procedure has some discomfort associated with it. How much you feel depends on what you are having done. If you have surgery or an endovenous thermal procedure, you will get an anesthetic during the procedure so that you won't feel anything. The amount of pain you will have afterwards will be worse with surgery but your doctor can prescribe medicine for you to keep you comfortable. ...Read more

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Lymphadenopathy? CLL with enlarged lymph nodes head & neck, axillary, portal vein, 2 abdominal (based on CT). Most 9 cm. Left iliac vein is 1.5 cm.

Lymphadenopathy? CLL with enlarged lymph nodes head & neck, axillary, portal vein, 2 abdominal (based on CT). Most 9 cm. Left iliac vein is 1.5 cm.

Unknown: Sorry but I am not clear as to what your question is? Lymphadenopathy is defined as lymph nodes that are either enlarged or have an abnormal feel i.e. hardened, painful. ...Read more

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Are deep varicose veins detected by ultrasound?

Are deep varicose veins detected by ultrasound?

Varicose veins: Both superficial and deep veins are identified on ultrasound examination [venous doppler exam]. Clots or obstruction in either system of veins can be identified. They can also be identified in arteries, which are larger and also the pressure of the blood flow can be identified in both. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me how hepatic portal vein anastomose with superior vena cava and inferior vena cava?

Can you tell me how hepatic portal vein anastomose with superior vena cava and inferior vena cava?

Normal anatomy?: The portal vein is majority blood supply to the liver. It carries nutrient-rich blood from the gut to the liver. After passing through the liver, blood leaves via the hepatic veins and enters the inferior vena cava. There is a procedure, called TIPS, which creates a direct shunt between the portal vein and hepatic vein. ...Read more

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Could deep vein thrombosis damage heart?

Could deep vein thrombosis damage heart?

It could: There are certain circumstances in which it could. The most common would be if the deep vein thrombosis (DVT) were to break off, travel through the heart to the lungs and lodge, causing a pulmonary embolism. If the pulmonary embolism is large enough, this puts a lot of strain on the right side of the heart, and heart damage can ensue. ...Read more

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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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My cardiac MRI showed persistent left sided superior vena cava drains into a dilated coronary sinus w/ mild dilation of the main pulmonary artery?

My cardiac MRI showed persistent left sided superior vena cava drains into a dilated coronary sinus w/ mild dilation of the main pulmonary artery?

Mostly a normal: Variant. Every fetus has one, but in most it involutes before birth. 0.3% of the general population has one. It is the most common variation of the thoracic venous system. Left svc draining into coronary sinus is expected 90% of the time. Discuss with your doctor the significance in your case of the mild dilation of the pulmonary artery. ...Read more

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Can MRI detect deep vein thrombosis?

Can MRI detect deep vein thrombosis?

Yes but why ?: Peripheral deep vein thrombosis is detected by safer, cheeper , and quicker doppler ultrasound sonography. Mri is not used for that purpose but vascular MRI is a great tool in detection of intracranial vascular problems. ...Read more

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What can cause an enlarged right internal jugular vein compared to left with moderate pulsatility? Echo was normal. The vein is patent.

Vascular surgeon: This type of question is best answered by a vascular surgeon who would order further tests if deemed advisable.. This may be a normal variant though. ...Read more

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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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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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What can cause a malformation of the exterior jugular vein?

Nature1: During development of our bodies, certain structures are not perfectly formed...So that is what may have happened. The exact cause, unknown, but it is harmless as nature takes care of it by providing back up veins which take over the functions quite well. So no worries here! ...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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What can cause an enlarged right internal jugular vein compared to left with moderate pulsatility? Echo was normal. The vein is patent.

Vascular surgeon: This type of question is best answered by a vascular surgeon who would order further tests if deemed advisable.. This may be a normal variant though. ...Read more

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Why is there a difference in the jugular vein popping when singing high notes. Whether the human jugular veins different from one another?

Why is there a difference in the jugular vein popping when singing high notes. Whether the human jugular veins different from one another?

Pressure changes: Neck veins distend when we lie with our head lower than our heart or when we strain. With straining, as in singing, 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. ...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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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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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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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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I had ultra sound of neck. Jugular vein is enlarged. Is this problematic? What could be cause?

Not: Just enlarged vein is not a problem so long it does not have a clot in it. Also the flow pattern needs to be defined. If the flow is slow that could imply blockage somewhere else. Consult with your physician. ...Read more

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My baby is turning 1 yr old this july. I jut wanna ask if its normal to see the pulsation of her jugular vein?

My baby is turning 1 yr old this july. I jut wanna ask if its normal to see the pulsation of her jugular vein?

Venous Pulsations: Large vessel pulsations such as the jugular vein area can be visible in normal infants however in certain congenital heart defects, the jugular vein will appear significantly enlarged or show pulsations. It is important to have your pediatrician examine your infant's heart and vascular system to determine if these observable pulsations are truly of a benign nature. ...Read more

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Can a person live with one functioning jugular vein if the other is clogged or removed due to cancer or whatever?

Can a person live with one functioning jugular vein if the other is clogged or removed due to cancer or whatever?

No consequence: If one does a true radical neck dissection the 3 structures running in parallel from the top of the neck to the thoracic inlet are the jugular vein, carotid artery and vagus nerve. In most cases the lesion that has metastasized to the neck has invaded the jugular vein which must be removed with the accompanying tumor and metastatic nodes. There is no consequence if one sided vein is removed. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your jugular vein to pop out when lying flat or bending over? It looks like a worm is on my neck.

Is it normal for your jugular vein to pop out when lying flat or bending over? It looks like a worm is on my neck.

Yes: Depending of your hydration status, you are going to see the veins of your neck while lying flat and disappear when your body is around 30 degrees from horizontal. ...Read more

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