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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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I felt pain in my left hand I could see the vein bulging out. It 's warm and looks like it is starting to swell up. Should I be concernedShould?

I felt pain in my left hand I could see the vein bulging out. It 's warm and looks like it is starting to swell up. Should I be concernedShould?

Yes: If this an infection causing the swelling or if there is a clot in a vein you should be evaluated by a physician. Acute arthritis is another possibility. Don't delay especially if redness develops as hand infections should be treated early. ...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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What cause bulging hand veins?

What cause bulging hand veins?

Usually normal: Often seen in fit, thin patients. Leave them alone if you can! ...Read more

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How can you get rid of bulging leg veins?

How can you get rid of bulging leg veins?

Depends on severity: If by bulging veins you mean varicosities you can help with support hose, elevating your legs when sitting and working on weight loss if overweight. ...Read more

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Bulging neck vein due to increased heart rate?

Bulging neck vein due to increased heart rate?

No: Enlarged jugular viens can mean several things. But usually it means an increase in the pressure to the right side of heart. Such as right sided heart failure, biventricular failure, pulmonary hypertension. An obstruction like a tumor can also cause this. If this is a new finding then you should go see your doctor to work this up. The fast heart rate my be more reactive than causual. ...Read more

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How to avoid bulging veins due to weightlifting?

How to avoid bulging veins due to weightlifting?

Change in pressures.: The veins in 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. Straining (when angry, exercising or lifting weights) can increase the pressure in the chest which can increase the size of the veins. No straining will result in no veins bulging. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a 5 yr old boy has a bulging vein on his penis?

What does it mean if a 5 yr old boy has a bulging vein on his penis?

See a doctor: This may be normal variation but it is best to have it checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have very bulging veins on my arms if I don't make any type of exercise?

Why do I have very bulging veins on my arms if I don't make any type of exercise?

Genes: Great genetic variation in how big our veins are. I have huge veins in my arms and hands! Count yourself lucky, in case you one day need an IV ...Read more

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I woke up with tingling and numbess in my left hand with vein bulging. What could it be?

I woke up with tingling and numbess in my left hand with vein bulging. What could it be?

A different take:: It's a mistake2 discard the fact that all the complaints came about in the same time.Tingling, numbness is a peripheral nerve irritation. The simultaneous congested vein should suggest the possibility common reason: thoracic outlet syndrome caused by a cervical rib, scalenus anticus syndrome, etc. Etc. The best is to be examined by a vascular surgeon asap mainly if the symptoms persist! ...Read more

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I have a breast pain and a vein bulging out I'm not sure what it is but it's very painful.

I have a breast pain and a vein bulging out I'm not sure what it is but it's very painful.

Mastodynia: That's the medical term for breast pain. If your pain is in one breast only, and it has only been hurting for a few days and is getting worse, you may have an infection, and you should call your doctor and get seen right way. If you have fever, red streaks, rapidly increasing swelling or redness, get seen now (unless you are breastfeeding). If your pain has been there a while, get checked soon. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of bulging blue veins in my fingers. They don't hurt they just feel swollen?

What could be the cause of bulging blue veins in my fingers. They don't hurt they just feel swollen?

Blue vein: Varicocele (dilated tortuous blood vessel), could be due to some pressure or minor trauma on the finger. It is benign condition. It may go away or can be excised.
Usually varicocele appears on the leg due to prolonged standing or other reason. ...Read more

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My 2 month old right eyelid is swollen with a vein bulge or either knot. It doesn't hurt her. Please help?

My 2 month old right eyelid is swollen with a vein bulge or either knot. It doesn't hurt her. Please help?

Need a photo.: Since you mention there is a vein, it may be a hemangioma, which can occur in this area, but it could be a small cyst or even a stye or chalazion. If there is no redness or drainage of the conjunctiva *white part of the eye) then it seems safe to bring it to the attention of your doctor at her next well child visit. ...Read more

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When I get a back rub or massage I notice a pressure in my right arm and bulging veins. Does anyone know why?

Vascular obstruction: Shoulder and neck position are pinching the blood vessels in the thoracic outlet causing temporary obstruction. ...Read more

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What causes bulging veins in left wrist? When raising above head veins go normal when laying them down they bulge again

What causes bulging veins in left wrist? When raising above head veins go normal when laying them down they bulge again

Bulging Veins: Bulging veins in the hands and wrists are often associated with aging, being thin and well hydrated. When the arms are down the blood in your veins have to work against gravity to return to the heart. When you raise your arms the blood flows with gravity to move more quickly toward the heart. Unlike the arteries which pulse blood, the movement of blood in the veins is more passive. ...Read more

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My penis has bulging veins and seems like its head has slightly displaced from the lower part. Does it require medical attention?

Probably normal: But can't tell from your description. If you have concerns, see your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Have trouble losing stomach. My mom always had a bulging stomach. Is this hereditary, if so how can I get rid of it. I do exercise.?

Have trouble losing stomach. My mom always had a bulging stomach. Is this hereditary, if so how can I get rid of it. I do exercise.?

Obesity: Obesity may have a genetic link but there's also a learned component too in that your parents need to teach you about healthy eating & regular physical activity. Of course, you should also check in w/your family doc to be sure there's nothing medically going on that could explain your difficulty losing weight. After that, it's up to you change your lifestyle for the better. Ask for nutritionist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of undereye veins at the age of 18 years old w/out laser or surgery? And what causes these veins? And y do they bulge?

How do I get rid of undereye veins at the age of 18 years old w/out laser or surgery? And what causes these veins? And y do they bulge?

Art tears, sleep: The most common causes in your age group are dry eye and mild radiation burns from too much computer use. Artificial tears, sleep, and a radiation reducing screen over your monitor should solve your problem. Allergy is a possibility, but you would probably have itchy eyes. ...Read more

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I have a black/blue knot above my hand on the left side of my wrist that just appeared, my veins are occasionally bulging in my hand as well.

Vein valve: The vein has valve to direct blood flow one direction, where engorging may happen, as the blood pooling which direction of blood went opposite, different direction.
It may be temporary or may contain blood clot. The superficial vein clots may not make emboli but painful bulging. It usually subside without specific tratment. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old and I have bulging veins on my temples. They pulsate and I have been very anxious that this is serious. No pain when I touch them.

I'm 18 years old and I have bulging veins on my temples. They pulsate and I have been very anxious that this is serious. No pain when I touch them.

Arteries throb.: The temporal arteries and temporal veins lie immediately adjacent to each other. During exercise or increased activity, the arteries will pulsate because of increased heart rate and flow of blood. What you are seeing is the arterial pulsation. It looks like the vein pulsating because the vein sits over the artery and can move with the artery. ...Read more

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