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What does it mean if you have enlarged veins?

What does it mean if you have  enlarged  veins?

Multiple reasons: Veins return blood back to the heart and can carry a large volume of blood. Depending on many factors including levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and even physical activity, the size of the veins will vary. Another important function of the veins is to help control body temperature and this too will affect vein size. Also with aging, veins enlarge as tissue volume decreases. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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


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I've noticed what appears to be an enlarged vein above my right testical. It seems like its related to my vericocele. Could it be vericocele?

I've noticed what appears to be an enlarged vein above my right testical. It seems like its related to my vericocele. Could it be vericocele?

Yes: A group of dilated veins above the testicle may be a varicocele, which involves the spermatic cord. Varicoceles are more common on the left side than the right side, and may occur bilaterally. ...Read more

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White bumb on sclera, pain, enlarged veins ?

White bumb on sclera, pain, enlarged veins ?

Sounds like there...: is inflammation in the eye. The bump on the sclera may be a pingeuculum, which is a benign lesion, that grows in relation to increase UV sunlight. It can also become inflamed, red and painful. This may require some prescription medication. I would recommend seeing an eye care provider. ...Read more

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I have a enlarged vein behind my testicle not above it but behind the testicle. It begins from the spermatic cord ablove the testicle to behind it.

I have a enlarged vein behind my testicle not above it but behind the testicle. It begins from the spermatic cord ablove the testicle to behind it.

Vein enlarged : Sounds like a varicocele. If it is on the right side you need to have an evaluation of the abdomen. See a urologist but start with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I don't have any enlarged vein to my view, i just see blood in the pot.I used to have lot of itching in anal area which I have stopped doing but blood?

I don't have any enlarged vein to my view, i just see blood in the pot.I used to have lot of itching in anal area which I have stopped doing but blood?

See primary ;GI: Blood in the stool(hematochezia) has a multitude of causes. In the young this could be particularly due to hemorrhoids, or inflammation in the colon. See your primary care doctor who can do a basic work up(history to see if you have a family history of colon cancer , blood work etc) and if need be refer you to a gastroenterologist for the further workup( colonoscopy)hope this helps. ...Read more

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Enlarged vein in right eyelid, what to do?

Enlarged vein in right eyelid, what to do?

Can be removed: If this is a cosmetic blemish then your ophthalmologist can arrange for removal. It is probably an anatomic variant and not a sign of anything dangerous. ...Read more

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What to do if I had enlarged vein in right eyelid?

What to do if I had enlarged vein in right eyelid?

Have to see it: Not sure how to help you with this question. An exam is essential for any unusually occurring external or ocular lesion. An ophthalmologist is a great place to start. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain in my scrotum and enlarged veins?

What can I do for this pain in my scrotum and enlarged veins?

Varicocele : You may be referring to a varicocele, which are incompetent veins with defective valves, that become enlarged. This process can cause adult discomfort of the testicles. The treatment of varicoceles includes surgery or minimally invasive interventional radiology approaches. Ask your primary care doctor to refer you to a urologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can there be some way to relieve enlarged veins in the hands and feet?

Can there be some way to relieve enlarged veins in the hands and feet?

Compression: You can wear both compression stockings/socks and compression gloves. They may relieve symptoms related to the enlarged veins. Elevating your legs and decreasing salt intake may help as well. ...Read more

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I had operated 8 years ago from varicocele. Now, i have enlarge vein? at bottom in left testis but not from the top. What's that? Feel heavy somtimes

I had operated 8 years ago from varicocele. Now, i have enlarge vein? at bottom in left testis but not from the top. What's that? Feel heavy somtimes

See a doc: Some remnant vericocele id possible. Do have it checked and maybe get an ultrasound image done, to be safe if your doctor thinks it's big enough. ...Read more

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Testicular ultrasound found hydrocele. Sometimes I also feel a lump(like one enlarged vein)Could hydrocele be compressing vein causing it to enlarge?

 Testicular ultrasound found hydrocele. Sometimes I also feel a lump(like one enlarged vein)Could hydrocele be compressing vein causing it to enlarge?

Here are some ...: Reporting the presence of hydrocele around testicles is common from the scrotal US taken for some pain or ache inside scrotum. However, if scrotal contents are still palpable, the reported hydrocele is probably not clinically significant, but an incidental finding. Besides, note: varicose veins (varicocele) above left testis is a known presence up to 15-20% of times. So, ask Doc for detail... ...Read more

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Had testicular ultrasound .Found hydrocele on both of them.Sometimes feel a lump(like enlarged vein)Could hydrocele press vein causing it to enlarge?

Had testicular ultrasound .Found  hydrocele on both of them.Sometimes feel a lump(like enlarged vein)Could hydrocele press vein causing it to enlarge?

Here are some ...: Reporting the presence of hydrocele around testicles is common from the scrotal US taken for some pain or ache inside scrotum. However, if scrotal contents are still palpable, the reported hydrocele is probably not clinically significant, but an incidental finding. Besides, note: varicose veins (varicocele) above left testis is a known presence up to 15-20% of times. So, ask Doc for detail... ...Read more

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I have had a varicocelectomy sub inguinal, my urologist has stated it was a success and no concerns, yet I can still feel some enlarged veins when I touch the area with my finger, my question is what is it that I am feeling? There is no pain.

I have had a varicocelectomy sub inguinal, my urologist has stated it was a success and no concerns, yet I can still feel some enlarged veins when I touch the area with my finger, my question is what is it that I am feeling? There is no pain.

Okay,....: Varicocelectomy is not to remove all dilated veins but to interrupt the draining vein so to eliminate undue back-pressure. So, what you palpate is soft but considered as normal after a successful varicocelectomy. Congrats. More? Ask your doctor. All the best to health and post-varicocelectomy recovery... ...Read more

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Enlarged veins in legs and chest 9 months after giving birth, still breastfeeding... Is this normal?

Enlarged veins in legs and chest 9 months after giving birth, still breastfeeding... Is this normal?

NORMAL: Since you are still breastfeeding, your breasts continue to be engorged and because of this there is more blood flowing in your breast leading to more enlarged veins. This most likely is a normal finding. I noticed that you have had a cardiac evaluation. It is possible but most unusual to have a cardiac reason for this concern. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan done for a lump in my neck. Dr. Found enlarged veins in the back of my head. What does that mean?

I had a CT scan done for a lump in my neck. Dr. Found enlarged veins in the back of my head. What does that mean?

Any number of things: Lumps in the neck can be caused by a number of things. They range from benign (like lymph nodes responding to an infection, cysts, or non-cancerous tumors) to serious conditions like cancer. Your doctor, after doing a history and physical exam can help you and recommend a specialist if needed. ...Read more