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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 more
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 more
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
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
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
Palpable vein: Yes a palpable vein on the side of your head is quite normal. ...Read more
After having a inflammed vein removed in my head I experience headaches and pain two weeks later, is this normal?
Why I get pain swollen vein on my left side of my head. It hurts as you touch. I massage it it hurts too much?
I have mild sharp pains in my head. When I feel the place where I had the pain I feel a vein pumping, is this serious?
Pumping vein: It is not a serios condition. What you are feeling is the pulsatins in the blood vessel. You can test it by feeling the pressure in your arm and feel, the pressurer inyour vein. The pulses should coinside ...Read more
My 14 year old son keeps getting painful vein/ headache on one side his head in the afternoon, what could be causing it?
Numerous things: Headaches need proper evaluation by a physician. Hypoglycemia can cause them; unilateral throbbing headaches can also be migraines; being misaligned can cause headaches. Medications can cause headaches as well. He needs a thorough history and physical to understand the nature of them, try and determine cause and then offer appropriate treatment. ...Read more
They could not find my vein to hook me up to the IV when I got diabetes so they put it in the back of my head. Is this normal?
Find a vein: It is unusual for professionals providing medical care, to be unable to find a vein for an iv. When necessary, alternate veins such as the jugular vein are used. ...Read more
Hello I keep getting pain in the vein on the right side of my neck when touched or pressed it makes the top right sife of my head hurt?
My bf had a large swollen vein on the side of his head, it went away after a couple of hours, this is at least the 2nd time this has happened.
The vein that appeared after having varicose surgery is like a string it is very hard and goes down the head to reach the left side where surgery done?
Hard string vein: This is very likely a "dead" vein that will gradually absorb over a period of several weeks to a couple of months. Veins that are hard / firm and like a string (and often tender) are consistent with dead or dying veins, such as after a vein laser treatment or radiofrequency vein treatment. The body softens & absorbs these over time. Other possibility is a phlebitis. Recommend vein ultrasound. ...Read more
Noticed blue veins on my 5w baby's right side of the head that feel dented to the touch. I'm scared because I don't know what they are. Please explain?
Newborn head: The veins are easy to see and feel on a newborns head. Also, the head can be misshapen fro the trip down the birth canal. This does not sound like anything to worry about. But for your piece of mind, have your pediatrician examine the baby. ...Read more
Knot like a vein in the back of my head kinda hurt to the touch but mostly feel like pressure to the touch is kinda small could this be something serious well I know it could be.?
Doctor can evaluate: A knot or lump in the scalp or back of the head may be a lymph node or a skin cyst, among other possibilities. A primary care doctor can evaluate, and refer to an ENT or dermatology specialist if needed. It's very hard to guess exactly what it might be, without the whole story and an exam. ...Read more