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Doctor insights on: Engorged Veins

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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...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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Several veins in forearm sting. Veins are soft & skin is normal color. Veins engorge when hands by sides and constrict when raised. Thrombophlebitis?

Several veins in forearm sting. Veins are soft & skin is normal color. Veins engorge when hands by sides and constrict when raised. Thrombophlebitis?

Not thrombophlebitis: It is normal for veins to expand and contract in relation to their relative position to the height of the heart. Throbophlebitis is a clot in the vein and such a vein would not change with the height of the arm ...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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What can be the reason for engorged ophthalic blood vessels?

What can be the reason for engorged ophthalic blood vessels?

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

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