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I noticed whenever my 12 y/o son laughs his middle vein in the forehead shows (vertical line) when he reached his puberty he became tall and skinny?

I noticed whenever my 12 y/o son laughs his middle vein in the forehead shows (vertical line) when he reached his puberty he became tall and skinny?

It is normal: Presentation in some people especially when the venous pressure in the head is increased such when people laugh. It could get smaller with growing but it could stay the same. This is not a disease! ...Read more

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Vertical red lines on forehead appear after shower sometimes. They usually go away within one to two weeks. This started happening about 2 years ago.

Vertical red lines on forehead appear after shower sometimes. They usually go away within one to two weeks. This started happening about 2 years ago.

Okay: What you described is not a cause for concern.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What would cause a vein to indent on my forehead?

Prominent veins?: If you look at the face of actors, you may often find a prominent vein on the forehead. This is just happenstance not unlike the shape of your nose and is of no medical significance unless it has just developed overnight. ...Read more

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Hi, I can feel an indent/crevice (2cm x. 5cm) front, center of forehead by hairline. 25y, male. No major head trauma. Don't remember feeling before?

Hi, I can feel an indent/crevice (2cm x. 5cm) front, center of forehead by hairline. 25y, male. No major head trauma. Don't remember feeling before?

Exam needed: Most likely there has been some irregularity there since birth, but a physician would have to examine you to determine whether any pathology of the skull is present. ...Read more

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Since my 14 year old daughter came back from mexico I have noticed a vertical purple vein more on left side of forehead - what causes this?

Since my 14 year old daughter came back from mexico I have noticed a vertical purple vein more on left side of forehead - what causes this?

That is simple: As that vein has nothing to do with mexico. There are people who have visible veins on the temple are and forehead as well. It can be closed by injections but not in her age. Do nothing at this stage. Sometimes is more visible than other time. All is normal. ...Read more

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I have an indent on the middle of my forehead just above the eyebrow line and now my newborn has it too is it a trait I have inherited genetically?

I have an indent on the middle of my forehead just above the eyebrow line and now my newborn has it too is it a trait I have inherited genetically?

Probably: Many facial features - dimples, chin size, nose shape - are inherited features. What a wonderful thing that your newborn shares this special feature with you. You can definitely rule out the mailman! (lol). ...Read more

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My 4yo son has just recovered from ckn pox. A forehead scab came off in the bath; left a small, obvious, slightly indented pink circle. What can I do?

My 4yo son has just recovered from ckn pox. A forehead scab came off in the bath; left a small, obvious, slightly indented pink circle. What can I do?

Chicken Pox Scar: You can use vitamin E, open the capsule and put it on the scab twice daily. Also, mederma can help. The pinkness will definitely go away in time. The other things will be minimized by the vitamin e and mederma. ...Read more

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I have a black vertical line on 3 nails?

I have a black vertical line on 3 nails?

Melanonychia: Melanonychia is brown or black pigmentation of the nail unit. Melanonychia commonly presents as pigmented band arranged lengthwise along the nail unit, and this presentation is known as longitudinal (lm) melanonychia or melanonychia striata. The most important cause of melanonychia is subungual melanoma, although a variety of other causes includes systemic disorders, trauma, inflammatory disorders. ...Read more

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Is midclavicular line the same as vertical line when measuring the liver?

Is midclavicular line the same as vertical line when measuring the liver?

Mid clavicle line: Find your mid clavicular point and draw a line down to your pelvic inguinal ligament. Yes your liver will be on this line and physicians measure liver edge down from the lower rib cage to where to liver edge stops along the mid-clavicular line. Let your physician demonstrate this line when you visit him or her. ...Read more

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What could cause a brown vertical line and horizontal ridges on one side of only one fingernail?

What could cause a brown vertical line and horizontal ridges on one side of only one fingernail?

More info needed: Sounds like you damaged the nail bed at some point in time. Could also be fungal. Can you re-ask your question and attach a picture???? ...Read more

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I have a dark brown vertical line on my right thumbnail. What could this be? Melanoma?

I have a dark brown vertical line on my right thumbnail. What could this be? Melanoma?

Need evaluation: A linear dark streak on the nail needs to be evaluated by a physician to rule out melanoma. If the proximal nail fold (at the cuticle) is discolored, the urgency for evaluation escalates. There are other reasons for nail pigmentation (exogenous stain, normal mole) but melanoma risk must be assessed. ...Read more

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We took a hCG test and in one box there is a strong vertical line and in the second there is a light horizontal line what dose it mean???

We took a hCG test and in one box there is a strong vertical line and in the second there is a light horizontal line what dose it mean???

Each pregnancy: Test works a little differently. We would need to know which test it was to know if it is + or -. There should be instructions on the box it came with. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a horizontal ridge/bump (high to low) on only one thumbnail. Only middle part. Not entirely across. Also thin white vertical line across nail.

I have a horizontal ridge/bump (high to low) on only one thumbnail. Only middle part. Not entirely across. Also thin white vertical line across nail.

Probably nail fungus: While a picture is definitely better than ta housand words, your description suggests nail fungus. You can get it checked at a local urgent care clinic for a more definitive diagnosis. In the meantime, put Vicks vaporub on it a couple of times daily for a week or so and see if it makes a difference. Feel better:) ...Read more

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My two big toenails are rigged, yellow/black and one has a thin, vertical line. Fungus or something more serious?

My two big toenails are rigged, yellow/black and one has a thin, vertical line. Fungus or something more serious?

See the podiatrist: The description indicates that the nail plate is deformed and fungus is able to infect that weakened structure, but go to a podiatrist and have it examined because the thin, vertical line your describe may be something else (like melanoma) and may need to biopsied. ...Read more

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My husband noticed a black solid vertical line on his pinky finger and it has a tickling feeling. Anything to worry about?

My husband noticed a black solid vertical line on his pinky finger and it has a tickling feeling. Anything to worry about?

Not certain: One can't be certain. It could be a clotted blood vessel, but your physician can help clarify the exact diagnosis. The tingling can suggest a nerve irritation. Your physician should be able to answer this question ...Read more

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I have a grey vertical line on my pointer finger. As the nail grows, the line is on the new nail. I've had no injury to the nail.

I have a grey vertical line on my pointer finger. As the nail grows, the line is on the new nail. I've had no injury to the nail.

See a dermatologist: If you never had these kind of lines on your nails and you have one now you should see a dermatologist as soon as possible. These lines are usually benign but in rare cases they might signal an abnormal growth at the base of the nail that needs to be treated. The sooner you see the doctor the better. ...Read more

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I have a purple/blue vertical line going down the middle of my left thumb, from the bottom to the top of the nail. Should I be worried?

I have a purple/blue vertical line going down the middle of my left thumb, from the bottom to the top of the nail. Should I be worried?

Nail melanoma: Discoloration of the nail can be benign melanonychia, or represent a melanoma skin cancer.
Hutchinson's sign represents discoloration onto the soft tissue at the proximal nail fold. If the color "bleeds" onto the skin, this can represent a melanoma.
If it is not there is does mean it is not a melanoma however. Always best to have it evaluated. ...Read more