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Engorged Scalp Veins
Need an exam: Unable to fully understand your question. It seems that you have a broken raised scalp vein, vomiting, headaches and unstable(?) walking(?). Health Tap Question/Answer is not designed to diagnose illness. That would require taking a medical history, asking many focused questions and examining you. The only advice I can give you is that you need to be examined and won't find the answers online. ...Read more
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
Scared about TA. Feel artery or vein on rt side above temple on scalp slightly bigger and sometimes slightly sensitive. Maybe from touching it alot?
You are: a little young for temporal arterits. Why don't you have your doctor take a look at the area in question. I seriously doubt that it is temporal arteritis for a number of reasons. ...Read more
I am experiencing spider veins on my nose , facial hair & hair loss on scalp. These indicate what??
Hormonal imbalance: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. ...Read more
I itch over whole body and on scalp, sometimes over veins, like ankles, feet and legs. Or just over outside knees and elbows... Also on my scalp. I don't have a rash or use medicine. I don't use any body lotions or fabric softeners. About a year now?
Itch: Generalized itching without an accompanying rash may be due to excessively dry skin, diabetes, certain malignancies or hormonal disorders like hyperthyroidism. I recommend that you consult a dermatologist who will examine you and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Had itp.Now itchy red puffed skin on face, neck, hands.Scalp aslo itches.Tried steroid cream, it didn't help.Now also have purple veins on legs?
See doctor: Although itchy skin per se is not alarming, when it is associated with purple veins on legs , the problem is likely serious. See your doctor asap. ...Read more
Unlikely!: Although one would expect some tenderness at the site of a injured blood vessel, it should remain superficial and not cause any pain in the head proper. If your CT was of the head and is Neg. and the headaches continue, one should follow up with their physician and /or see a Neurologist. Good luck. ...Read more
I burned the side of my head with my straightening iron it was not my forehead it was like on my scalp above my temple did I hurt blood vessels?
Vessel Dilate: All vessels dilate when you exercise. The ones on your head are probably closer to the skin and are more visible. ...Read more
When a varicocele vein is embolized, can the same vein below the embolization coil continue to try to pass blood back to the heart? Can this cause the vein to remain engorged and for how long?
Can be: It can be but problems with the left side of the heart are far more common and need to be ruled out first with testing and an exam and medical history. Some engorgement can be normal when you're lying flat but would be abnormal if relaxed and sitting upright. ...Read more
Found tick on back of scalp, removed non-engorged tick. Now has tender pump where tick was removed. Live in florida should I see doctor for antibiotic?
Make an appointment.: It probably is not a problem, especially if the tick is not small, like the deer tick thtat can carry lyme disease. It might do good to put antibiotic ointment on it. If it does not go away or becomes a big rash or you still are concerned, a quick visit to the doctor, preferably with the tick if you still have it, is the best thing to do. ...Read more
My varicocele was embolized in the main bore of the Gonadal Vein, 1" from the Renal Vein entry. Will the engorged veins below die off and drain through other veins or could they remain active/dilated?
Unknown: I would think anticoagulation of some sort would be considered if you were significantly symptomatic. I would defer this long term radiologic finding to your urologist. ...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?
Few things: Could be just a normal variant or from high blood pressure (most likely especially if its in both eyes). Alternatively, if there is an abnormal connection between the arteries and veins or an impending blockage of a vein, that can also cause it. These are unlikely causes though. ...Read more
Prior to taking a daily dose of hydrocortisone of 20-30mg, my neck vessels would often become engorged and/or pound uncomfortably. What disease/condition (effectively treated w/ hc) could cause this?
Pounding neck vessel: ? Temporal arteritis.Get a more detailed answer ›
What can cause neck vessels to become engorged and distended episodically that improves greatly with daily replacement doses (20mg) of hydrocortisone?
My mom had a noncancerous cyst on her scalp nd.Had it removes s it possible that will.Developed a cyst becous my mom had.A cyst?
Yes: Cysts are common on the scalp and, in almost every case, are not malignant. They are easily removed by a dermatologist if they become large or noticeable. It is possible you will develop a cyst on your scalp, but it is unlikely to be genetically determined. ...Read more
Why only sometimes i notice the veins of the back of my hands are more visible and enlarged looking? I'm only in my 20's.
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
I have a growth underneath my big toenail. Like it’s connected to my skin. Hard and brown looks like a vein comes out the top as well?
Rash: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a 1” red, itchy patch on scalp. It’s itched for at least 6-12 months, but just saw it w/ short haircut. Is this psoriasis? Should I see a Dr?
Maybe: See a dermatologist and have the lesion evaluated. Then you will know the cause for certain. ...Read more
I have redness on both side of my neck for many years, looks like many very small popped veins .
no pain no itch ..ideas ?
54 male 6.2 - 210 never s
Poikiloderma: This is most likely a condition called poikiloderma. This is caused by sun damage that results in redness/broken capillaries and brownish discoloration on the sides of the neck and chest. Use of daily SPF may help to prevent worsening. IPL treatments (also called photofacials) can also help to even out the pigmentation. ...Read more
I am 32, in my 20's I had Alopecia Areota before, but on the back of my scalp, I think I am developing a patch on my beard, is it unusual that it manifest there?
connective tissue: Veins (in the hands, especially) tend to be fixed only at branching points. Tough connective tissue holding them in one place is only present in certain anatomical locations. In the rest of the hand and arms, the veins may "roll" or move through the tissue plane they are in. This is totally normal. ...Read more
Maybe: A small blood vessel in your eye. Neck vein may get engorged but they will not "pop" when you yell mainly the upper body veins register an increase pressure, but as i said besides the eyes I have not heard of any other place by simply yelling... ...Read more
You bleed: Although some bleeding is usual after a traumatic puncture or laceration, the way to identify if you damaged a big vessel is by the amount of bleeding and the difficulty in stopping the bleeding. If you damaged a vein you would see that blood flow is continuous while if you damaged an artery the blood flow would be pulsatile. ...Read more
Phlebitis: An inflamed vein is another name for superficial phlebitis. This can occur for many reasons but is commonly due to IV insertions, medications and even sclerotherapy. The vein becomes tender and hard. Initial treatment is with warm compresses, and anti-inflammlatories. If this doesn't resolve it, then evacuation or even local excision of the vein can be done but usually at a later time. ...Read more