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Neck Vein Distention Causes
What could be the cause of jugular vein distention, hypertension, fast heart rate upon motion with normal cardiac echo, ekg, and thyroid?
Neck Vein Narrowing: If you are referring to pathological narrowing, it can be the result of previous clots damaging the vein, prior catheter placement in the neck vein damaging the vein as the result of scar tissue, or because of a prior phlebitis. Non-pathological visible "collapse" of the neck veins seen externally on the skin can be caused by dehydration or certain positions (veins collapse when lying down). ...Read more
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
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
No: i do not know of a medical condition caused by spasm of jugular veins ...Read more
My neck vein above my left collarbone is always very visible almost bulging w/pulse. I've never had this before. What could cause this ?
Normal variant?: It's possible that it could be a narrowing of the vein between there and the heart, or a clot in the vein, but either of those would be extremely unlikely in a healthy 20 year old man without a significant surgical history. The more likely cause is that it is just a normal variant. We all have a little abnormality or asymmetry with one thing or another. ...Read more
All of my neck veins on both sides are showing even when just standing. Very prevalent in mirror. On left side there is a very visible pulse, causes ?
Veins: More information is needed. May be best to person a virtual consult to better help you. At your age it doesn't sound too concerning ...Read more
Not: Just enlarged vein is not a problem so long it does not have a clot in it. Also the flow pattern needs to be defined. If the flow is slow that could imply blockage somewhere else. Consult with your physician. ...Read more
The vein on the left side of my 18 year old sons neck is very sore to the touch. What could be the cause.?
Can constantly deep breathing cause muscles or veins in your neck to pop? Can things in your neck pop and snap?
No: Deep breathing will not cause this.Get a more detailed answer ›
My question is what causes the left front big muscle/vein on your neck to be larger than the right plus muscle tightness ?
Positional change.: The veins in the neck 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 neck, 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
Very prominent neck vein on left side almost bulging starting right above collarbone, doctor says its normal but what could cause this ? Male 21 150lb
Anomaly: or a less common anatomic variance may explain this. Concern is raised if this is new or worsening or if other associated signs and symptoms are present. It can be an initial manifestation of SVC syndrome which had multiple causes, generally caused by mass effect on the major blood vessels. ...Read more
On the left side of my neck my vein really pops out when I'm laying down.also my left arm and chest seem to be a little swollen. Is this a cause for ?
What causes a pulsating artery in neck ? Is it Normal to see multiple veins in neck clearly when standing ?
Yes esp in young: people. Veins and arteries are easily visible in the neck of young patients. This is conpletely normal. ...Read more
How likely is it for a bad cough (from choking) to cause a vein dissection of the neck? The cough left my arm with a dull pain as well. Bit worried.
Unlikely: The veins usually don't undergo dissection but the arteries do. However it would be highly unlikely,if not impossible , for dissection to occur with hard coughing. But a few flecks of blood from broker capillaries in tge bronchial tree may be associated with heavy coughing. ...Read more
Can anyone tell me what causes the left front big muscle/vein on your neck to be larger than the right plus muscle tightness and slight pain on left side of neck ?
Pinched Nerve/Muscle: Most times back pain that is sudden onset will resolve. He should use anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, aleve around the clock and even tylenol (acetaminophen) to help. If this does not resolve you should see your doctor for a muscle relaxant as well. If it still does not resolve, I would recommend seeing a spine specialist for a full evaluation and testing. You may need to get an MRI to see inside. ...Read more
What causes bulging vein/ artery in neck with visible pulse? Is it a sign I'm too skinny? Or a different underlying condition?
Common finding: Many people are thin enough to have easily visible neck veins and arteries. when you are lying down, these vessels are more prominent and the veins often become difficult to see when you are upright. if your vessels are more prominent than normal (a doctor's physical exam is needed), it can be a sign of a more serious vascular condition, but if you are otherwise healthy, that is very unlikely ...Read more
Can arteries/veins cause pain? I've had pain in the back of my neck for 2 days. Not sure if it's being caused by an artery/vein or a muscle/tendon.
I have pain in the right side of neck on and off,sometimes the vein will pop out,im all so being treated for numbing in feet and hands, what could cause this?
R neck / parathesia: Is the numbness only on the right side or both sides? Would get a carotid doppler on the neck, check for diabetes, TSH/ T4, B12, magnesium, lyme if you had a toxic exposure lead/ arsenic test. Consider MRI of head and neck if all else is negative . The neck pain could be cervical,vein popping due to increase in pressure ( like when we raise our voices) f/u w/doc ...Read more
I have chest, neck and jaw pain. Neck is visibly pulsating when lying down and jugular veins raised, what is cause?
911: Put down the computer. Pick up the phone. Call 911. You may be having a heart attack. Don't try to drive yourself. Get alternate transportation (ambulance). CALL NOW! And wouldn't it be wonderful news if you were having a less severe problem that would require less treatment. But you have to be examined to find out. CALL NOW! ...Read more
Any physical movement causes my heart to race and pound really hard so much that my chest, veins in my neck and sometimes my armpit veins hurt?
This isn't normal: Talk to your physician as it may be an arrhythmia. ...Read more
Can anxiety cause someone to feel pain(real or not)in the chests ,neck , back , arms , wrists (veins) paranoia etc feel like a mess and dr say I'm ok.
Anxiety response: Absolutely, yes. This response you describe is significant, and major, but yes. Has features of PTSD //--Post Traumatic Stress Disturbance. This requires thrrapy -- what is called Cognitive Behavior Therapy, which aims to substitute positive thoughts for the negative -- really helps. ...Read more
Dr. Kim, I am a 51 y/o m average health with mild hypertension and elevated A1C. Recently I have been experiencing severe neck cramps when yawning, primarily left side proximal to jugular vein. My concern is circulatory as cramps can be caused by poor O2.
Issues: Both items indicate that you need to see your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more
Why do my veins in my wrists neck head ankles and feet feel tender and swollen. Lots of blue veins in my legs both baricose and spider. What causes?
Maybe bad valves : One reason is xs fluid or poor heart function. However at your age if you are in good health and active , poorly functioning valaves in the veins of your legs may cause blood to pool there . This would not explain the veins in .your arms and neck Sometimes normal veins arr prominent in thin people ...Read more
Would Thoracic Outlet Syndrome cause bad pain in left side of neck, swollen veins and pain / swelling in left side of throat and left shoulder pain?
What would cause one of my neck vein/arteries to always stick out of the skin? Male 20 yrs old sore throat/ mucus lately with swollen glands in neck.
If the vein sticking out is long term, that's your normal
Occ neck veins get inflamed due to head and neck infections, but you would then be very sick ...Read more
Can injury to the neck cause vessels in the arms to narrow and get smaller? The vessels in my arms are blue, small, and paper thin and getting thinner
What you are seeing under the skin are veins
if the injury was severe and affected large veins in chest that could affect your arm veins. ...Read more
I've had my thyroid removed. About 6 years ago. Can that be the cause of red veins on the whites of my eye?
No association: Having your thyroid removed 6 years ago would have no bearing on your current issues of red veins in the white of your eyes. Could be allergies, infection, or a popped vessel which resolves on its own. See your primary doctor if redness persists. ...Read more
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