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Enlarged Vein In Head
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have what feels like an enlarged vein, behind my right ear, I had shingles about 3 months ago, any connection?
Probably not: It depends on what deratome you had your shingles in, but it would be unusual to have a vascular finding following shingles. ...Read more
Under my tongue the veins feel full or enlarged and it is becoming very uncomfortable. Running up behind my ear and down my neck seems to be where pai?
Clogged gland?: Based on description of the problem and your age, you could very well have a clogged duct from either your submandibular or sublingual salivary gland. The back up of pressure would be painful and could travel as you have described. I suggest you see an oral surgeon ASAP for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stomach/back pain for 2+ weeks, ER saidgallstones, enlarged spleen, now bulging veins and spider veins and yellow bruise like mark on skin. Emergency?
Yes: These are concerning signs and warrant urgent evaluation. ...Read more
Possibly: Veins on the head shouldn't be painful. I would recommend you see a doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more
An: Inflamed vein is usually a vein that has a blood clot in it. It is called phlebitis / thrombophlebitis. It can be in a superficial or deep vein. Reasons are multiple including trauma/infections. However inflamed vein on the...Head? I would need a better i.e. More accurate description what is considered by you a " vein on the head" as well as an exact localization as "head: is a general term... ...Read more
Nothing: If not new, not worry. If new see your provider. ...Read more
Positional change.: The veins in the face just as the veins in the rest of the body change in size depending on changes in position as well as changes in levels of hydration and changes in pressure in the chest and abdominal cavity. In the face, the veins decrease with standing and increase with lying down. Straining or laughing increase the the pressure in the chest which can increase the size of the facial veins. ...Read more
That is normal: If you have fair skin, it is completely normal to see veins under the skin surface. Light blue veins, in particular, are common and are called reticular veins. Veins you can feel or skin discoloration (darkening) around the veins are abnormal. Otherwise, no need to do anything. ...Read more
Not usually: Things would have to get severe end-stage and desperate prior to the intracranial pressure causing veins to distend over the scalp. Usually, not overt external signs like this associated with hydrocephalus. Major venous thrombosis at the jugular levels could create a backup, and even increase in brain pressure. Have a visit to a neurologist and get the answers. ...Read more
Usually common: That often is common anatomy. Please see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
I am sorry: Never heard of such complained. If you think that is the case somebody needs to see and examine you... ...Read more