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Is it serious if I can feel blood pumping through my veins?

Is it serious if I can feel blood pumping through my veins?

Not really: You are probably feeling the blood pumping through arteries. Veins are very low pressure vessels. Veins and arteries run close together.
Some people can feel or sense the pulse in the arteries and that is normal. Sometimes people can become overly concerned with the sensation so try not to. ...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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On occasion I get a pinch in my right neck vein when my heart pumps blood. Feels like something is trying to squeeze through my neck vein what is it?

On occasion I get a pinch in my right neck vein when my heart pumps blood. Feels like something is trying to squeeze through my neck vein what is it?

Sensation: Sensation in your neck may be due to many possibilities: muscle strain, neurologic issues, diet issues, or cardiovascular issues. What is your blood pressure & do you have any family history of heart issues or stroke? Consult with us to guide you better. ...Read more

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Is it possible to surgically re-route veins into your penis to pump more blood and increase size?

Is it possible to surgically re-route veins into your penis to pump more blood and increase size?

NO!: Get used to it. It's your penis and it's going to be that way for the rest of your life. Stop trying to make it "better", and improve your self image instead. It's you, not the size of your penis, that matters. ...Read more

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Does the blood in the gastrocnemius vein (calf) get pumped back to the heart or is iit just superficial?

Does the blood in the gastrocnemius vein (calf) get pumped back to the heart or is iit just superficial?

Back to the heart: Almost all veins supply blood back to the heart. The calf has deeper veins that also flow back to the heart. ...Read more

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Are workout "pumps" healthy or should I stay away? What are some natural pumps? Heard that dilatin my blood vessels will help me or is that broscience

Are workout "pumps" healthy or should I stay away? What are some natural pumps? Heard that dilatin my blood vessels will help me or is that broscience

No workout pumps: There no such thing as "work-out" pumps. When working out, I recommend a strong, stable, athletic shoes to control the rearfoot motion as well as absorb the shock of the heel strike. I personally recommend New Balance and Brooks, but there are many good workout shoes on the market. The type of athletic shoes are also important. Running shoes for running and walking, and court shoes for tennis ...Read more

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When I am standing I can feel blood pumping through my legs especially in the thighs? Is it Ok? Please advise

When I am standing I can feel blood pumping through my legs especially in the thighs? Is it Ok? Please advise

Pumping blood: This is not a sign of any disease. I would advise you to try to look for pulses on your feet if you know how to do so. If you have pulses in your feet, that means you have good circulation. Same if you feet feel warm, look pink and grow hair. Otherwise, the symptom you describe is not anything that would make me concerned. ...Read more

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Ankle pain, can feel blood pumping through ankle. Pain radiating from below the knee to ankle. Hurt during football kicking the ball?

Ankle pain, can feel blood pumping through ankle. Pain radiating from below the knee to ankle. Hurt during football kicking the ball?

Rice it.: There is a whole lot going on between the knee and the ankle. Ice the leg, at the ankle and the knee, and keep it elevated. Avoid ambulation. If not drastically improved within 24 hours, you will need to have it examined by an orthopedic surgeon. Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation = RICE. ...Read more

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What happens if dialysis can't be pumped in through vein in my arm?

What happens if dialysis can't be pumped in through vein in my arm?

Need Catheter: If an av fistula fails in dialysis patients, then they require a dialysis catheter until another long term dialysis access can be established. If all arm veins are too small or scarred, then it is possible to place an av graft (synthetic tube to connect the arterial and venous systems). Av grafts are typically made of gore-tex (ptfe). ...Read more

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What happens if dialysis can't be pumped in through a vein in the arm?

What happens if dialysis can't be pumped in through a vein in the arm?

Other options: Include veins in the other arm or the legs. Also, another kind of dialysis that does not require veins or blood flow is called peritoneal dialysis could be done throught the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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What makes blood sluggish? Like what makes it move slowly through the veins?

What makes blood sluggish? Like what makes it move slowly through the veins?

Physiology: My friend it is Physiology.
Veins are collapsible so if you get cut it collapses and prevents excessive bleeding Unlike Artery through which Oxygenated blood flows through with each heart contraction and it does not collapse.
Is this what you wanted to know? ...Read more

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Trace the blood flow, veins in the right, with all capillaries, and back again? And what changes through the blood?

Am I taking a test?: Left ventricle - aorta - arteries - arterioles - capillaries - venules - veins - vena cava (superior or inferior) - right atrium - right ventricle - pulmonary artery - pulmonary veins - left atrium. ...Read more

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If one feels like there is no blood coursing through their lower body and they notice veiny blue/green veins, should they be concerned?

Yes: Push on your nails. They should turn pink again very quickly. If they don't or if your feet feet very cold, go to an er. If one of your calves is swollen and painful, go to an er. If your leg start to hurt really badly and force you to rest frequently, see your doctor. Bulging veins can simply be varicose veins. ...Read more

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I feel like not enough blood is pumping through my heart. 17. Feel like I'm going to pass out. Heart is beating to hard. Scared?

I feel like not enough blood is pumping through my heart. 17. Feel like I'm going to pass out. Heart is beating to hard. Scared?

Anxiety/Panic attack: This sounds like you may be suffering from anxiety and/or a panic attack. However, your symptoms might also be caused by low blood sugar, a food allergy reaction or dehydration. Have some juice (in case you have low blood sugar), drink water if you may be dehydrated, lie down and take slow deep breaths. This feeling should pass soon. Discuss with your regular doctor to help prevent recurrences. ...Read more

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I have like pulsing pain in the left side of my neck, its like my vein is trying to push too thick of blood through. Should I be worried?

I have like pulsing pain in the left side of my neck, its like my vein is trying to push too thick of blood through. Should I be worried?

No: No the vein does. It pulsate your feeling of pulsation is a combination of artery in the neck and muscle spasm. Try to relax and apply heat pad on the area you will feel better ...Read more

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How bad do blood tests hurt when they are taken through the vein on a scale of 1-10?

1-4: On average people rate the discomfort of needle sticks somewhere between 1-4 on a scale of 1-10. There are few rare individuals that rate it 0 and some that rate it as 10, but most rate it as minor discomfort about a 2 or 3. ...Read more

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I have severe headache and I feel the pulses of blood flowing through the veins in my head?

I have severe headache and I feel the pulses of blood flowing through the veins in my head?

Migraine: That is the typical description of a migraine headache. Do you have nausea or vomiting? Changes in your vision or numbness anywhere? Do light or sound make your head hurt worse? If you have never had a headache this bad before you should see a doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about lead levels (in a 1-year-old) coming back positive by a finger prick as opposed to getting blood through the vein?

What can you tell me about lead levels (in a 1-year-old) coming back positive by a finger prick as opposed to getting blood through the vein?

Fingerstick lead: Levels are done as a screening. If they are normal, then there's no concern. However, they can be falsely elevated because of environmental lead outside of the body, so if the screening fingerstick level is high, your child will need a repeat venous sample. I only order venous samples for that reason. ...Read more

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19m. Right thigh had muscle spasms and then evolved to stiffness. Sometimes feels like blood is trying to pump through. Been 2 weeks. Dangerous?

19m. Right thigh had muscle spasms and then evolved to stiffness. Sometimes feels like blood is trying to pump through. Been 2 weeks. Dangerous?

See MD: Most likely muscle strain injury in your age but w/o a detailed history you need to rule out a dvt (blood clot in a vein). See your primary care doctor, do not delay. ...Read more

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I feel like air bubbles go through my veins at different points, is this high blood pressure or risk of a clot? Smoked 9 packs of cigs in 4 weeks.

I feel like air bubbles go through my veins at different points, is this high blood pressure or risk of a clot? Smoked 9 packs of cigs in 4 weeks.

Strange: That is an unusual symptom so let's face the fact that your question will not have a clear answer. General principle: you can't feel your blood pressure. The only exceptions are extremely high (>220/>120) or very low (. ...Read more

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Sometimes my heart pumps heavier than usual, daily. Strong pulse 56 bpm. Feels as if adrenaline is running through my veins. Any ideas?

Sometimes my heart pumps heavier than usual, daily. Strong pulse 56 bpm. Feels as if adrenaline is running through my veins. Any ideas?

Might be normal: Everyone feels Adrenalin surges from time to time. Typically such surges will increase heart rate along with giving you a "sympathetic rush". This is what makes you feel the heart beat is stronger. Allot this might be completely normal although if the Adrenalin surge is not for an appropriate reason, it might signal such things as anxiety/panic disorder. ...Read more

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Can nerve paresthesias feel like vascular paresthesias i.E. Like you can feel the blood rushing through the vessels?

Can nerve paresthesias feel like vascular paresthesias i.E. Like you can feel the blood rushing through the vessels?

No: The only way to "feel" blood coursing through blood vessels is if there is an abnormal communication between an artery and a vein. This is done surgically for people who need dialysis. It can also happen with trauma. That should not be referred to as vascular paresthesias. ...Read more

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When traveling through the heart and blood vessels where is the blood low in oxygen?

When traveling through the heart and blood vessels where is the blood low in oxygen?

Circulation: Blood releases o2 to the tissues and becomes poor in oxygen to travel up to the lungs to capture it in the vessels there. Then it returns to the heart that pumps oxygenated blood to the tissues to be released there and return to the lungs again to get oxygenated. ...Read more

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When traveling through the heart and blood vessels where is the blood high in oxygen?

When traveling through the heart and blood vessels where is the blood high in oxygen?

Circulation: Blood releases o2 to the tissues and becomes poor in oxygen to travel up to the lungs to capture it in the vessels there. Then it returns to the heart that pumps oxygenated blood to the tissues to be released there and return to the lungs again to get oxygenated. ...Read more