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My husband has these bulging veins on his stomach that have just appeared in the last couple of years. Started with one vein and now 2 more. ?

My husband has these bulging veins on his stomach that have just appeared in the last couple of years. Started with one vein and now 2 more. ?

Abdominal wall veins: Bulging abdominal wall veins are abnormal and the cause is usually due to a blocked vein in another location such as the pelvis.The veins that form on the abdominal wall are called collateral veins and are alternative channels for the blood to flow when the main channels are compromised. Liver problems, clots in veins and even tumors can lead to vein forming on the abdominal wall. See a vein MD. ...Read more

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I'm 23 and on my lower abdomen, in line with my belly button, I have two veins that bulge out a little on the right side. Should I be worried?

I'm 23 and on my lower abdomen, in line with my belly button, I have two veins that bulge out a little on the right side. Should I be worried?

Bulging veins: Bulging veins in the abdominal wall are unsual unless there is abdominal distension from fluid,enlarged organs or distended intestines. Have your physician examine you for peace of mind. ...Read more

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I can see the veins in stomach they r not bulging they r flat I had fatty liver 2 years ago could this mean it's gotten worse? Could it be cirrhosis?

I can see the veins in stomach they r not bulging they r flat I had fatty liver 2 years ago could this mean it's gotten worse? Could it be cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis: Usually when you see abdominal veins of cirrhosis your stomach/abdomen is bulging w/ fluid. So if you abdomen is flat it is unlikely. Fatty liver can lead to cirrhosis over 20 or more years,usually have elevated liver enzymes for some time. Treatment to date ( and there is little ) is weight loss. Do you have psoriasis or autoimmune disease? May predispose/worsen to fatty liver. f/u w/doc ...Read more

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What would veins in the stomach look like in cirrhosis? Mine are not bulging but you can see the blue veins. I was told 2 yes ago I had fatty liver

What would veins in the stomach look like in cirrhosis? Mine are not bulging but you can see the blue veins. I was told 2 yes ago I had fatty liver

It's complicated: generally you wouldn't see the veins so there is blood backing up from the liver. Fatty liver occurs commonly and does not necessarily mean anything. Most commonly it is connected to intake of things that become fat (including alcohol). Veins become increasingly bulging. ...Read more

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My veins have become more visible.Chest, lower abdomen, arms, legs(none bulge) - is this normal because i'm really pale? Or a result of bcp and stress?

My veins have become more visible.Chest, lower abdomen, arms, legs(none bulge) - is this normal because i'm really pale? Or a result of bcp and stress?

Prominent veins: Prominent veins are normal in light colored/pale people. Veins can be hormone sensitive and bulge and cause pain during your cycle. Unless they become >2-3mm and painful i would ignore them. ...Read more

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What exercise modification of a floor abdominal crunch would you prescribe for an individual who has a bulging cervical disc(s)?

What exercise modification of a floor abdominal crunch would you prescribe for an individual who has a bulging cervical disc(s)?

Reverse Crunch: Lie down with head comfortably on towel or small pillow. Bring one knee up to 90 degress, then the other. Press arms into the floor. Tighten stomach and draw knees closer to chest, lifting buttocks if possible. May use object between knees also. Breathe and count with each contraction. Holding breath will aggravate discs. ...Read more

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How come I have a stomach bulge in the midst of trying to build ab muscle?

How come I have a stomach bulge in the midst of trying to build ab muscle?

Improper form: When doing ab exercises you must contract(hold in) your stomach very tight. Otherwise, you are building muscle outword. Also, you have to diet and do lots of cardio to eliminate belly fat or the increased size of your abdominal muscles will push the fat outwards.Also, you have to vary the exercises you do as your body quickly adapts. Diet is also very important. Avoid carbs , protein is your friend. ...Read more

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Are bulging veins on my penis normal?

Are bulging veins on my penis normal?

Yes: Prominent penile veins are commonly seen, and the warmth of the environment they occupy makes the veins more obvious. ...Read more

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