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Is it bad that my veins sometimes show on the side of my forehead.?

Is it bad that my veins sometimes show on the side of my forehead.?

No: Visible veins on the side of the head is not bad. When blood does not drain from the head as fast as it is arriving, veins can become engorged and appear enlarged. As long as they are not painful, tender or bleeding there is little to worry about. ...Read more

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I am noticing some bluish veins on the side of my forehead beginning to show. Nothing bulging, but they were not there until after a brief illness.

I am noticing some bluish veins on the side of my forehead beginning to show. Nothing bulging, but they were not there until after a brief illness.

In The Wrong Vein: If that's the only problem you have at your age, you're Golden! This is fairly common, especially in light-skinned people of advancing age as the skin thins in various areas. Maybe you just lost enough weight for them to show. Now, don't go binging on Haggen-Dazs, it probably won't work. Just a part of the life process. But if they become more and more prominent, or bulge, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I feel a pulsating vein in back of my head left side at night sometimes is that bad or is it just normal sometimes?

I feel a pulsating vein in back of my head left side at night sometimes is that bad or is it just normal sometimes?

Likely normal: It can be absolutely normal to be aware of your own pulse or feel a vein spasm intermittently. If the pulsation is painful, unremitting or has any associated symptoms it would be a good idea to speak with your doctor about the matter. ...Read more

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Can you contact asap on both sides in the back of my head I feel veins and its irritated bad what should I do I feel my head tense and pressured?

Can you contact asap on both sides in the back of my head I feel veins and its irritated bad what should I do I feel my head tense and pressured?

Can you be a little more clear?: I have read your question four times and I'm still not sure what it is you're asking. I will be glad to help you and I'm glad to answer the question if I can understand what the question is ...Read more

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Hi the left side of my neck hurts and it radiates up to my hear and my head and when I smile veins show too and it hurts. Fractured tail month ago?

Hi the left side of my neck hurts and it radiates up to my hear and my head and when I smile veins show too and it hurts. Fractured tail month ago?

Neck pain: These symptoms are nondiagnostic and more information is needed to determine whether the problem is from the muscles, nerves, vertebrae or within the soft tissues. If you don't obtain relief with rest and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or, if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen, have your Physician examine you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Veins can now be seen on each side of my forehead is that normal?

Veins can now be seen on each side of my forehead is that normal?

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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I have a throbbing vein on the left side of my forehead, what are the causes, should I be worried?

I have a throbbing vein on the left side of my forehead, what are the causes, should I be worried?

Likely tension headache: Most of the time when you have a throbbing area near the temple it's likely due to a migraine or tension headache. However, if the temple is very tender to the touch then we will be worried about something called giant cell arteritis. Are you having any numbness in the jaw or face? Are you having any issues with your vision?
If you don't have the symptoms above then I would just recommend watching this and hopefully it will result soon. ...Read more

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I've noticed a very small lump on the left side of my forehead, I don't know if vein or something else it's not painful, like I said it's very small?

I've noticed a very small lump on the left side of my forehead, I don't know if vein or something else it's not painful, like I said it's very small?

See a PCP: Some conditions may require further assessment, tests and your PCP may book a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do I have bulging veins on the right side of my forehead?

Why do I have bulging veins on the right side of my forehead?

Genetics probably: Some people are genetically disposed to have visible veins on the side of their forehead. These veins are blue in color and don't pulsate. See a doctor if you have bulging vessels on the side of your head that are not veins. ...Read more

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I have two veins popping out of the left side of my forehead, two on the right side n one going down the middle please help - ive had stroke before?

I have two veins popping out of the left side of my forehead, two on the right side n one going down the middle please help - ive had stroke before?

Not likely: You are thirty years old and have two veins on your forehead which does not mean anything and does not suggest that you have had a stroke before.
I don't know but you seem to have some anxiety about stroke
The veins in forehead are nothing to worry about
But I suggest you talk to your doctor as you need reassurance and may be treatment about your anxiety about having had a stroke ...Read more

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Sometimes I have a clearly visible pulsating artery on the right side of my forehead. Always palpable, definitely not a vein. Should I see a doctor?

Sometimes I have a clearly visible pulsating artery on the right side of my forehead. Always palpable, definitely not a vein. Should I see a doctor?

Temporal Artery: What you are describing is the temporal artery. There is one on either side of the forehead and in some individuals it is clearly seen and easily palpable. This is a normal finding in many people depending on genetics age and type of skin. There is no need to see a doctor about this unless you very worried about it. ...Read more

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I have a varicose vein on the outside of my eye socket that extends up to the side of my forehead and down to the top of my cheek. Microphlebectomy?

I have a varicose vein on the outside of my eye socket that extends up to the side of my forehead and down to the top of my cheek. Microphlebectomy?

Yes: Microphlebectomy is a good way to remove this vein, under local anesthesia, and performed in the office setting. Some would perform sclerotherapy, but concern is that the agent may enter the cerebral circulation. Sclerotherapy may leave one with pigmentation. Choose accomplished phlebologist by checking with www. Phlebology. Org. ...Read more

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What causes a protruding vein on the right side of someone's forehead?

What causes a protruding vein on the right side of someone's forehead?

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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Can you tell me if I have a protruding vein on side of forehead, is that normal?

Can you tell me if I have a protruding vein on side of forehead, is that normal?

Yes: Visible veins on the side of the forehead are normal branches of the superficial temporal vein. They are noticeable on people with pale skin and also those without very much subcutaneous fat in that region. They are normal and require no therapy. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your vein pops out on side of your forehead?

What does it mean when your vein pops out on side of your forehead?

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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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes a vein to protrude on the side of one's forehead?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes a vein to protrude on the side of one's forehead?

Yes: Visible veins on the side of the forehead are normal branches of the superficial temporal vein. They are noticeable on people with pale skin and also those without very much subcutaneous fat in that region. They are normal and require no therapy. ...Read more

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Hello the veins on the right side of my neck are really visible and it looks sickly. It happens when I smile, and my forehead vein sticks out. Help!?

Hello the veins on the right side of my neck are really visible and it looks sickly. It happens when I smile, and my forehead vein sticks out. Help!?

Dear Miss Veiny: I am sorry that your Right Jugular vein is looking sickly today and your forehead is bulging. Some people are born with conspicuous veins that appear through the skin. In some cultures a sign of beauty. Shift your gaze, tilt your neck and admire the beauty of your visible circulation. ...Read more

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I hv pop up a vein on my forehead left side, no headache no pain but once I touch it gets bit itchy?

I hv pop up a vein on my forehead left side, no headache no pain but once I touch it gets bit itchy?

Normal vein: Sometimes you will have these veins that will pop up and then they will go down again as well. They usually are nothing bad and do not cause that much of a problem. They seldom cause any severe pain but they do get itchy due to the skin being stretched and the blood flow in the area. Just ignore unless it causes a lot of pain or drains. Good Luck. ...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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My veins show on my forehead when I laugh why is that?

My veins show on my forehead when I laugh why is that?

Increased pressure: The short answer is that laughing is like a valsalva maneuver, where you hold your breath and push. The pressure around your heart and lungs goes up pushing blood away from that area - out into your legs, arms and head. Yor veins are the place this is most notable. ...Read more

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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?

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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What does it mean when you have a vein popping our from the side of your forehead and you get a massive headache and start to sweat profusely?

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What does it mean when you have a vein popping our from the side of your forehead and you get a massive headache and start to sweat profusely?

Temporal Arteritis: If there is a delay in treating this condition it can cause permanent loss of vision in one eye. Se your PCP for consultation and tests ASAP. ...Read more

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For 5 months having constant left temple pain and tingling numb feeling in forehead on left side then the left vein in my temple started showing?

Need eval: Several things come to mind and the concern for temporal arteritis is high (a diagnosis one does not want to miss). Best to see your doctor for evaluation ASAP. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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I have a vein that goes across my forehead right under my hairline with headache on right side of forehead above right eye?

I have a vein that goes across my forehead right under my hairline with headache on right side of forehead above right eye?

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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Squiggly pulsing 1.5" vein on side of forehead. I can see it pulse. Normal bp, hr, sed rate. 33 yrs old. How come I never saw before? Is it normal?

Artery: This is an artery - that is why you feel a pulse in it. This is normal and I suspect is related to your genetics. Your physician has evaluated you. Why you did not have it visible before is uncertain. ...Read more

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My 3yr old fell down steps and now you can see some blue veins in his face, one in his forehead, nose and the side by his ear. He seems ok and happy?

My 3yr old fell down steps and now you can see some blue veins in his face, one in his forehead, nose and the side by his ear. He seems ok and happy?

No worries: I don't think you should worry too much. Just observe him. If you see any behavioral changes, vomiting, excessive sleepiness, complaints of headache, see medical attention. Otherwise there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Had very high fever 103+. Sudden appearance of dark (snake like, wavy single vein on my right side of forehead (male pattern baldness spot)?

Had very high fever 103+. Sudden appearance of dark (snake like, wavy single vein on my right side of forehead (male pattern baldness spot)?

Temporal arteritis: High fever and inflammed blood vessel, especially if associated with headache or visual problems may be a sign of condition called temporal arthritis, which requires immediate attention, please see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I accidently burned the front side of my head with straightening iron it hurts really bad did this cause any damage to blood vessels or anything?

I accidently burned the front side of my head with straightening iron it hurts really bad did this cause any damage to blood vessels or anything?

Unlikely: The burn you have, even though I'm sure it's quite painful, is likely too superficial to come in contact with any blood vessels on your forehead. You can consider taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for your pain. Also, applying a cool (not icy cold) compress to the area may be helpful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My straightener was set to 400 degrees and I burned my head on the right side top not on forehead could this cause hemorrhage or damaged blood vessels?

My straightener was set to 400 degrees and I burned my head on the right side top not on forehead could this cause hemorrhage or damaged blood vessels?

Not really: Thermal burn usually involves the epidermis which does not have any blood vessels. This is a first degree burn with no blisters, but pain, redness. If the burn is deeper 2nd degree it involves the dermis which has small blood vessels causes pain, reddness with the hair intact. Again, no hemorrhage, the small blood vessels leak fluids or get coagulated like the tissue. ...Read more

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I burned the side of my head with my straightening iron it was not my forehead it was like on my scalp above my temple did I hurt blood vessels?

I burned the side of my head with my straightening iron it was not my forehead it was like on my scalp above my temple did I hurt blood vessels?

Unlikely, I would: Suggest you apply some aquaphor or vaniply to area, and use cool compresses or ice water to stop burning sensation. Then see derm if any blisters appear. And do not pick scab. Vessles are much deeper than superficial burns. ...Read more

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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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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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What can I do for bulging veins on right side of forhead?

What can I do for bulging veins on right side of forhead?

Multiple options: I don't think that there is a single best way but there are mutiple options including sclerotherapy, ipl, laser, veinwave, veingogh and micro needle radio frequency. The size of the veins and the training and experience of the treating physician usually influence what treatment is recommended. My usual treatment is sclerotherapy or laser for very small veins. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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All day everyday when I touch my head I can feel my veins throbbing stongly! Is this bad?

All day everyday when I touch my head I can feel my veins throbbing stongly! Is this bad?

No: You are most likely feeling the two arteries that run up each side of your head near the temples - the superficial temporal arteries. It is quite easy to feel your pulse in these two arteries. ...Read more

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My fiance has tiny white dotty things on the rim of one side of his penis head and 3 tiny ones under his head where vein is?

My fiance has tiny white dotty things on the rim of one side of his penis head and 3 tiny ones under his head where vein is?

Need exam for diagno: An exam is the way to define this. Pearly pink papules of the penis is actually a specific diagnosis of a benign condition. Most DRs will not know this. You need to see a dermatologist or urologist. Look up pictures of "pearly pink papules" and see what you think. ...Read more