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What does it mean when veins start showing on the forehead?

What does it mean when veins start showing on the 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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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?

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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Vein appeared on forehead should I worry?

Vein appeared on forehead should I worry?

Not usually: Veins becoming prominent/visible on the forehead may be very normal. ...Read more

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How to hide forehead veins?

How to hide forehead veins?

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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What would cause a vein to indent on my forehead?

Prominent veins?: If you look at the face of actors, you may often find a prominent vein on the forehead. This is just happenstance not unlike the shape of your nose and is of no medical significance unless it has just developed overnight. ...Read more

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Why do the veins poke out on my 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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What do veins intermittently popping out on forehead mean?

What do veins intermittently popping out on forehead mean?

Loss of fat: Some people have less subcutaneous fat in the forehead, so the vein is more visible. Cosmetic treatment can be performed with a laser by a vein specialist or phlebologist. ...Read more

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Swollen vein on forehead? What does this mean? What should I do?

Swollen vein on forehead? What does this mean? What should I do?

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. Forehead veins can be treated by sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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What should I do about pain in neck and upper left vein in forehead?

What should I do about pain in neck and upper left vein in forehead?

Veins are normal.: 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. It is not possible to say if the pain in your neck is related to the dilated forehead vein. See a vein doctor. ...Read more

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Is there an easy way to get rid of a prominent vein on your forehead?

Is there an easy way to get rid of a prominent vein on your forehead?

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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Is it normal for a 5 year old to have visible dark veins in the forehead?

Is it normal for a 5 year old to have visible dark veins in the forehead?

Fair kid: This is not at all unusual for a child with fair skin. Superficial veins can be noted all over the face and head in light skinned blonde kids. ...Read more

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What could be the concern for the new onset of dark veins in my 5 year old forehead?

What could be the concern for the new onset of dark veins in my 5 year old forehead?

Not sure: Without seeing your child, hard to say. If no other issues than the appearance of the veins, would not be too worried, but would make an appointment to see doctor for evaluation. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...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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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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What do veins on the forehead mean? I've never noticed them until now that they are more visible. One vein specially by the hair liine

What do veins on the forehead mean? I've never noticed them until now that they are more visible. One vein specially by the hair liine

Age: As we age, the skin thins out and we can see veins on our face, hands, chest. They can be aggravated or enlarged with dilation of the vessel with weightlifting, heat, etc....But mostly genetics. Injection sclerotherapy can treat these areas to decrease the size, therefore reduce the appearance. See a vein specialist: www. Phlebology. Org or www. Morrisonvein. Com. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a painful visable superficial vein that has appeared and runs down the middle of my forehead? . It wasn't there before.

What could be the cause of a painful visable superficial vein that has appeared and runs down the middle of my forehead? . It wasn't there before.

Arteritis?: Usually you find the temporal arteries (running over your temples) with these symptoms. It's an inflammation of the artery walls which can be diagnosed with a biopsy of the artery itself. However you may have a similar condition with an artery in the midline. You should see a physician for proper diagnosis. ...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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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'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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Vein on forehead called?

Vein on forehead called?

Temporal vein: If you're talking about the side of the forehead, this is the superficial temporal vein. The front of the forehead is the supratrochealar or supraorbital (over the eyes). ...Read more

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What causes veins to pop out on your forehead?

What causes veins to pop out on 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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Protruding vein on forehead what does it mean?

Protruding vein on forehead what does it mean?

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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What causes veins to stick out in your forehead?

What causes veins to stick out in 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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Why do some people have a prominent forehead vein?

Loss of fat: Some people have less subcutaneous fat in the forehead, so the vein is more visible. Cosmetic treatment can be performed with a laser by a vein specialist or phlebologist. ...Read more

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Why do some people have bulging veins in their foreheads?

Usually: Born that way. Quite frequent presentation.
Certainly, body builders, weight lifters can develop veins on the forehead, I suppose. Maybe a trumpetist as well... ...Read more

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What does it mean when the veins on your forehead pop out?

What does it mean when the veins on your forehead pop out?

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