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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

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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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I have what feels like an enlarged vein, behind my right ear, I had shingles about 3 months ago, any connection?

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

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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?

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 more

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Should I be concerned of a painful vein in the head?

Should I be concerned of a painful vein in the head?

Possibly: Veins on the head shouldn't be painful. I would recommend you see a doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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What would inflamed veins on your head be?

What would inflamed veins on your head be?

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

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What if the veins in my head sometimes pop out?

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

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What does it mean to have visible veins on your head?

What does it mean to have visible veins on your head?

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

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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

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Do hydrocephaluscause your veins in your head to be visible or pop out?

Do hydrocephaluscause your veins in your head to be visible or pop out?

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

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Why does your vein throb on the side of your head when you have a headache?

Why does your vein throb on the side of your head when you have a headache?

Vessels give pain: Headache is usually due to pain in vessels. These vessels are located superficially on the sides of the head and give throbbing pain.
I have not seen any other better explanations.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a vein on the side of my head, is this cancer?

Usually common: That often is common anatomy. Please see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Do hydrocephalus cause your veins to pop out in your head?

Do hydrocephalus cause your veins to pop out in your head?

YES: Untreated hydrocephalus can cause veins to enlarge on the scalp. This is most noticeable in children, but some adults with this condition may notice enlarged veins of the scalp and even in the eyes (the white part as well as the retina.). ...Read more

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What can happen if I start feeling a veins jumping on my head?

I am sorry: Never heard of such complained. If you think that is the case somebody needs to see and examine you... ...Read more

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I have a pumping vein on my side head what could be the problem?

I have a pumping vein on my side head what could be the problem?

May be nothing.: You need to check your blood pressure. If it normal and no any other symptoms, it may be nothing. Just your body construction. Best wishes. ...Read more

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