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Why do I have engorged veins on the sides of my head when I workout?

Why do I have engorged veins on the sides of my head when I workout?

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

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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What can cause neck vessels to become engorged and distended episodically that improves greatly with daily replacement doses (20mg) of hydrocortisone?

Get seen: We need to rule out a mediastinal lymphoma, a cardiomyopathy that requires steroids to stay in remission, and a few other entities. You should be commended on your powers of observation. ...Read more

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How to know if you popped a vein?

How to know if you popped a vein?

Swelling bruise: A 'popped vein' may mean that the vein 'leaked'. Veins are tubes containing blood -so they don't pop like a balloon. However, if a vein is injured -usually a direct impact or injury - the vein can 'suddenly' leak. In that case, you would experience a rapidly developing bruise with swelling and sometimes pain. A normal vein clots quickly, so the leak will stop limiting the swelling. ...Read more

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Can an IV cause vein damage?

IV vein damage.: Iv's can cause vein damage either by the iv itself injuring the vein or by the solution passed through the IV which can irritate the vein causing it to clot or become inflammed. ...Read more

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Can IV have caused vein damage?

Can IV have caused vein damage?

IV vein damage: In order for an IV to enter a vein it has to damage the vein (every time it's placed). Luckily our veins are pretty hardy and they usually recover and heal these injuries. Sometimes we are not so lucky and they clot where they were punctured or rarely even become infected. Compared to the number of IVs placed the percent of complications is pretty low. ...Read more

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Can your body create new veins?

Can your body create new veins?

Yes.: Our bodies have the ability to create new veins and it does it all the time. In fact, people with spider and varicose veins often complain about new vein formation if veins recur following sclerotherapy or varicose vein treatment. Even people who develop clots in veins frequently have new veins grow around the clots. ...Read more

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My veins hurt after working out?

Swollen muscles: When you workout your muscle your muscles swell a bit and accumulate Lactic Acid. The superficial veins on top of your muscles are drained / drain into deep veins through these muscles. They superficial veins just don't drain quite as well, and tend to accumulate the Lactic Acid which can cause soreness. You might try compression sleeves to see if that helps. ...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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What causes pain in your veins?

What causes pain in your veins?

Veins: First of all which veins, second of all are you sure it is your veins? ...Read more

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How is vein (jugular) examined?

How is vein (jugular) examined?

Several ways: On physical exam the examiner can observe the pulsations in the neck. This requires some skill and not all physicians are experienced in this. A Doppler test can evaluate the flow in the internal jugular veins. Computed tomography can also evaluate the venous flow when contrast is injected. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have cyste in my varicous veins?

I have cyste in my varicous veins?

Bulging Veins.: Varicose veins are bulging grape-like appearing veins which are most commonly seen on the legs. They may look like cysts but are not. These are due to leaking (refluxing) valves usually in the saphenous system. The gold standard of treatment is to have a venous reflux ultrasound to both diagnose and form a treatment plan. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more