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The vein in the left side of my neck sticks out. Should i be concerned?

Maybe: Veins in the neck can be prominent for many normal or abnormal reasons. You should show your doctor who can put this in context with a physical exam. ...Read more

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I have a what i think is a vein on the left side of my neck. It seems to get bigger if i touch it and when i breath it goes in and out and when i touc?

I have a what i think is a vein on the left side of my neck. It seems to get bigger if i touch it and when i breath it goes in and out and when i touc?

Jugular: The most prominent vein in the neck is the jugular vein that drains into the chest and then the heart via the superior vena cava...As it is in such close proximitry to the heart it will reflect the strength of the heart..In halation will make the vein collapse while straining wil produc ehte opposite effect. ...Read more

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While. What is the cause of my bulging neck vein when angry and how can I hide it?

While. What is the cause of my bulging neck vein when angry and how can I hide it?

Calm down: Anger causes one to strain, thus increasing the pressure within the chest. This pressure is transmitted to the veins in the chest, and upwards to the head and neck area, resulting in bulging veins, increased redness. A good example is when one sees a singer holding a note, or when a weight lifter strains to hold the barbells. Relax, count to ten taking slow breaths in and out to hide them. ...Read more

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What causes veins in neck to vibrate once in a while no additional info?

What causes veins in neck to vibrate once in a while no additional info?

Probably normal: Your jugular vein will pulsate normally with each heart beat (visually at least). Exaggerated pulsation in the jugular vein can be a sign of a cardiac problem however, and should be pointed out to your doctor. ...Read more

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Could see vein sticking out in neck when lying down?

Could see vein sticking out in neck when lying down?

Yes: If you are exhaling, that forces blood up into your head, so that's normal. ...Read more

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If I recently had a cath in my neck vein do I need to take any precautions before flying?

If I recently had a cath in my neck vein do I need to take any precautions before flying?

Probably fine: If by "cath" you mean a central venous catheter, there should be no concern. ...Read more

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Hello i keep getting pain in the vein on the right side of my neck when touched or pressed it makes the top right sife of my head hurt?

Hello i keep getting pain in the vein on the right side of my neck when touched or pressed it makes the top right sife of my head hurt?

Blood clot: Is a small possibility. You should get venous duplex scan if the pain is in the vein. Also warm compresses and Ibuprofen helps. Radiating pain seems like it could be due to nerve. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain where the pulse in my neck is. Is something wrong with the vein?

Carotidodynia: There is a viral infection of the carotid sheath, the connective tissue surrounding, the carotid artery, the jugular vein, and the vagus nerve. If a viral infection occurs in this sheath, so called carotidodynia (pain around the carotid artery), it is benign and warm soaks or a heating pad and otc analgesics may help. If not resolved in 2-3 weeks, see a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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