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I have what looks like a vein sticking out from just under my rib cage and down my stomach it hurts if i touch it?

I have what looks like a vein sticking out  from just under my rib cage and down my stomach it hurts if i touch it?

Pain in vein: You should have it evaluated by your internist and they may evaluate it with a sonogram to rule out a clot of some kind that is causing the enlargement of the vein. ...Read more

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I'm female and 16 years old, recently i've noticed 2 veins on the right side of my abdomen, what does this mean ?

I'm female and 16 years old, recently i've noticed 2 veins on the right side of my abdomen, what does this mean ?

Be seen: Chances are if you are thin it just means you have noticed them. If you are overweight or a heavy drinker or other conditions you should be checked. ...Read more

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Why i can feel like a big vein on the side of my stomach?

I do not know: Feeling a vein on the side of your stomach area is not common, so it is hard to tell over the computer what it is. Best for you to have it evaluated and determine what it is you are feeling there. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a big vein in my lower left abdomen. Why only one side?

I have a big vein in my lower left abdomen. Why only one side?

Seek help: The isolated vein may be collateral venous drainage, especially if you have had previous blood clot in the left leg, involving the major portion called the iliac vein. The blockage of blood return through the iliac vein resulted in the body opening other channels for blood return. If you have not had a prior blood clot, it may not be significant . Seek help from your doctor. ...Read more

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Caucasin baby. Noticed veins on her abdomen. Not sure if they were there before on not. 7 months tomorrow. Scared it is something bad. Is it normal?

Caucasin baby. Noticed veins on her abdomen. Not sure if they were there before on not. 7 months tomorrow. Scared it is something bad. Is it normal?

Prob normal variant: Infants in later months, start developing pot belly, which can make veins to show. If still concerned, pl call your child's doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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Sick to stomach veins really bright could be preg?

Just take a test: Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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I'm a teenager and on my stomach I have this purple vein looking things. What are they and how do I make them go away? I haven't told anyone yet.

I'm a teenager and on my stomach I have this purple vein looking things. What are they and how do I make them go away? I haven't told anyone yet.

Doctor can evaluate: Teens shouldn't have purple veins on their tummies. One's pediatrician or primary care doctor can examine to see if that's what really is there. If there are enlarged veins on the surface of the abdomen, the doctor will check to see if there is a problem inside the abdomen. ...Read more

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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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