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I have a broken raised vein by scalp. vomitting. headaches unstabbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb l?

I have a broken raised vein by scalp. vomitting. headaches unstabbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb l?

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 (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can pains in the head be caused by burst blood vessels in the scalp?

Can pains in the head be caused by burst blood vessels in the scalp?

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

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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?

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?

Unlikely, I would : suggest you apply some aquaphor or vaniply to area, and use cool compresses or ice water to stop burning sensation. Then see derm if any blisters appear. and do not pick scab. Vessles are much deeper than superficial burns. ...Read more

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My tongue is swollen and I have veins engorged underneath. Is it normal?

My tongue is swollen and I have veins engorged underneath. Is it normal?

Normal: The under side of the tongue normally has bulging veins. If you never looked at it closely it may look abnormal. See your dentist or an ENT to make sure it is not out of the ordinary. ...Read more

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I've noticed my neck veins have become engorged, is this a sign of pulmonary hypertension

I've noticed my neck veins have become engorged, is this a sign of pulmonary hypertension

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

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Veins (Definition)

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