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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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Dr. Ted King
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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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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'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 dentist 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