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Bulging Veins (Definition)

That are located under the dermis and protrude out further ...Read more


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Is it dangerous to have vein collapse during blood work? What could it be from? Could it be a vascular problem?

Is it dangerous to have vein collapse during blood work? What could it be from? Could it be a vascular problem?

No: Vasospasm (vein shrinking) during blood work is commonly seen and not dangerous. It is the result of anxiety, anticipation of the potential pain with the needle stick, which activates the sympathetic nervous system resulting in vasospasm. It does not imply vascular problem. ...Read more

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I have a full body swelling issue which is not easily being diagnosed. Any suggestions about what could be causing the swelling?

I have a full body swelling issue which is not easily being diagnosed. Any suggestions about what could be causing the swelling?

Generalized edema: Aka anasarca has many possible causes: liver disease, kidney disease, heart failure, pre-eclampsia (in pregnancy), protein deficiency, severe malnutrition, parasites (hookworms), plant-based chemotherapeutic agents like doxetaxel), poems syndrome [polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes]. See internist for diagnosis & care. ...Read more

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Can haemoroids be removed? I often have a lot of bright red blood when i go to the toilet. Is this a sign of sosomething more sinister?

Can haemoroids be removed? I often have a lot of bright red blood when i go to the toilet. Is this a sign of sosomething more sinister?

Get checked out: At your age i would not just assume your bleeding is from hemorrhoids. Other problems need to be ruled out. See a gastroenterologist and get an exam. A colonoscopy will likely be suggested. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy while a vein is popping out to hurt ?

Could it be healthy while a vein is popping out to hurt ?

Needs evaluation: Vein should not hurt. If you have a bulging veins and it is tender, then this is suggestive of superficial phlebitis. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. Warm compresses and Ibuprofen may help but this should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have neck pain that is very bothersome i seem to have crawling under the skin. Could this be a nerve thing and if so what is the cure? Please help

I have neck pain that is very bothersome i seem to have crawling under the skin. Could this be a nerve thing and if so what is the cure? Please help

Yes a Nerve Thing: Nerves have a whole host of sensations when they are irritated: burning, pinching, stabbing, electric-like, cool water sensation, warm water sensation, numbness, pins ; needles and even insect crawling sensation. Consider a neck evaluation with a spine specialist to see what your options maybe for treatments. ...Read more

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What can be causing my eyes to go red randomly that is not allergies, sleep disorder, or eye strain. Could this be a head injury or thyroid issue?

What can be causing my eyes to go red randomly that is not allergies, sleep disorder, or eye strain. Could this be a head injury or thyroid issue?

Dry eyes: Please consider seeing your eye doctor. It's unlikely that thyroid or head injury is causing random red eyes. A common cause is dry eyes, but it could also be other things. ...Read more

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I have a extremely swollen leg,doctors have ruled out blood clots what else could this be !Can it be superficial blood clots?

I have a extremely swollen leg,doctors have ruled out blood clots what else could this be !Can it be superficial blood clots?

Multiple: factors can cause leg swelling or edema. If one sided, it is caused by poor circulation in regional veins such as venous insufficiency or by swollen lymph nodes in the groin. If both legs have swelling, more causes are possible such as heart failure, pulmonary disease, thyroid disorders(myxedema). Please schedule a thorough exam with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I have a large pannus. I get frequent skin yeast infections. What could be causing this & what is the best method to treat?

I have a large pannus. I get frequent skin yeast infections. What could be causing this & what is the best method to treat?

Weight loss: Obviously weight loss to get rid of the pannus is the ideal method. Topical antifungals to treat the acute infection and then using zeasorb powder which is anti-fungal in nature to prevent recurrence in -between the folds with a cloth, etc. Between folds to keep moisture down. ...Read more

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It seems like I have extra skin near the clit. What could be the reason why? Is this serious?

It seems like I have extra skin near the clit. What could be the reason why? Is this serious?

Not serious: Extra skin is this area of the clitoral hood is not unusual. There is no particular reason. The skin can be removed if it causing a problem or you do not like the appearance. If the skin has had a sudden change then it should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a chronic DVT in subclavian vein (completely occluded) and it might be caused by tos. Is it dangerous to go to physiotherapy?

I have a chronic DVT in subclavian vein (completely occluded) and it might be caused by tos. Is it dangerous to go to physiotherapy?

Need to fix problem.: If you have a documented DVT as a result of thoracic outlet obstruction, you should have this corrected first. Further exercise and use of the arm in the presence of a thoracic outlet problem will only cause further irritation. You should be evaluated by either a thoracic or vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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I'm afraid i may have hyperpigmentation due to squeezing blemishes. Is this possible and if so how can it be solved. ?

I'm afraid i may have hyperpigmentation due to squeezing blemishes. Is this possible and if so how can it be solved. ?

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more

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This may be word but under my tongue it looks like almost a skin tag that kind of flops around could this be dangerous and need to be looked at ?

This may be word but under my tongue it looks like almost a skin tag that kind of flops around could this be dangerous and need to be looked at ?

Likely not dangerous: Did this develop recently or has it been there a while? Could it be that it the normal structure, called frenulum and you only noticed it recently. There is no immediate danger, you can discuss it with your doctor when you see her/him next. ...Read more

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I have what appears to be chronic urticaria. Also get occasional warm facial flushing. How dangerous is this condition? Is anaphylaxis likely?Worried.

I have what appears to be chronic urticaria. Also get occasional warm facial flushing. How dangerous is this condition? Is anaphylaxis likely?Worried.

Don't know: You need to consult an allergist. The problem may just be hives but given all of the other issues, one needs to rule out more serious conditions as well. At this time, it does not appear that your problem is related to anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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I suffer from brain fog often. Will it always be this way now that I don't have a thyroid? Or is it more likely to be my sinus issues?

I suffer from brain fog often. Will it always be this way now that I don't have a thyroid? Or is it more likely to be my sinus issues?

If you're: on BRAND NAME thyroid replacement and your levels are normal, it's just like you didn't have a thyroid problem. Make sure that your blood sugars aren't fluctuating, which can cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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I see a patch of dark skin. Could this be something serious?

Dark skin: There's no way to tell you what's going on with the patch of dark skin which could be anything. There are many many other types of spots so you need to see a dermatologist! ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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