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Throbbing sensation in both sides of neck, scared its like clogged neck veins. Keep feeling like I'm going to pass out. I have bad anxiety, is it that?

Throbbing sensation in both sides of neck, scared its like clogged neck veins. Keep feeling like I'm going to pass out. I have bad anxiety, is it that?

The only way to: Know for sure it to see you doc who may order some tests to be certain. Looks like you are getting your anxiety treated. Hope your doc will teach you some strategies for managing it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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What causes narrowing of neck veins?

What causes narrowing of neck veins?

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

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My neck veins are protruding why?

My neck veins are protruding why?

Normal: Neck veins distend when we lie with our head lower than our heart or when we strain. With straining, the pressure within the chest increases and the blood flow through the neck veins decrease resulting in them enlarging. When straining is stopped, the pressure in the chest decreases and flow continues through the neck veins so they become less engorged. ...Read more

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Why are my neck veins bulging lol?

Why are my neck veins bulging lol?

Increased pressure: The act of lol results in a valsalva maneuver, where holding of the breath causes increase in the chest pressure. This pressure acts upon the veins in the chest, and is pushed upwards to the head and neck area, resulting in bulging veins. This is a normal situation, so keep on lol; it's good for you. ...Read more

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Sudden bulging of neck veins with headache?

Sudden bulging of neck veins with headache?

SVC syndrome: Until proved otherwise, the superior vena cava is blocked. Get with your physician now. ...Read more

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Lying flat should neck veins normally be flat or destended?

It depends: There are multiple factors that go into neck veins pressure. Your position whether you are lying flat, the position of the bed you are lying on whether it is flat, whether you are relaxed, if you bear down or valsalva that will distend your neck veins. Other medical factors influence this as well, but yes your vein should be flat if all of the other things are optimized to keep them flat. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why my neck veins feel dry? Like poor circulation. How to improve veins/circulation?

Why my neck veins feel dry? Like poor circulation. How to improve veins/circulation?

Normal: By dry I am assuming you mean empty. If you don't notice any bulging neck veins while standing up, that is pretty normal. You may see more bulging while lying down or especially if you are upside down. We look at neck veins to see if someone is fluid overloaded. This is not a very accurate/sensitive test. If you feel you are dehydrated, drink more fluids. ...Read more

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I can always feel the veins throbbing in the front back top and both sides if my head. My neck and head constantly hurt as well. I used to smoke?

I can always feel the veins throbbing in the front back top and both sides if my head. My neck and head constantly hurt as well. I used to smoke?

Cervicogenic HA: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a bilateral throbbing pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache, dizziness, etc. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the possible conditions when the neck is enlarged than the past and both neck veins are prominent even when im not in strain?

What are the possible conditions when the neck is enlarged than the past and both neck veins are prominent even when im not in strain?

Multiple vein: Enlargement of neck veins can result from benign or serious problems. Physician review is a must. Veins become prominent due to pressure/distension. Sometimes the veins appear enlarged because the patient has limited body fat, like seen in thin singers. Distended neck veins can also be a sign of heart/valve problems, thyroid enlargement and blockage of major veins in the base of the neck or chest. ...Read more

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Iwithin the past two weeks I get a throbbing pain in what seems to be the vein in my left arm and right side of the neck. What's causing this?

Iwithin the past two weeks I get a throbbing pain in what seems to be the vein in my left arm and right side of the neck. What's causing this?

Throbbing neck/arm: Could be nerve irritation from cervical spine, , muscle sprain or impingement like thoracic outlet or actual clot in vein, would f/u/ w/ doc next 24-48 hours ...Read more

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I've noticed my neck veins have become engorged, is this a sign of pulmonary hypertension

I've noticed my neck veins have become engorged, is this a sign of pulmonary hypertension

Can be: It can be but problems with the left side of the heart are far more common and need to be ruled out first with testing and an exam and medical history. Some engorgement can be normal when you're lying flat but would be abnormal if relaxed and sitting upright. ...Read more

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Have tachycardia sum brady did squats 1st in long time feel weak sat, and right neck vein pulsate hard periodicaly does so why left neck vein pulsate?

Many possibilities: Depending on your size (very thin?), and your position (up or down, leaning left or right), you may be seeing either your carotid artery or your jugular vein. Interpretation of your visible pulse would require a reasonably complete physical exam including your BP, pulse, presence or absence of volume overload, or murmur (aortic insufficiency?). What you see may be normal or not, depending. ...Read more

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My 3yr old has very prominent bilat neck veins, constant, not just when crying/exercising. Fit & well. Nuchal fold 4.7 in utero but normal foetal echo?

My 3yr old has very prominent bilat neck veins, constant, not just when crying/exercising. Fit & well. Nuchal fold 4.7 in utero but normal foetal echo?

Careful cardiac exam: What you describe CAN be perfectly normal but to be sure please take your son to the pediatrician and point the veins out. If he were my patient I would be performing a thorough cardiac exam and possibly ordering an echocardiogram to look for any condition that might be causing pulmonary hypertension ...Read more

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Is it normal to see your neck veins/ pulse pulsing slightly never feel it but see it in mirror close up have mild aortic regurgitation?

Is it normal to see your neck veins/ pulse pulsing slightly never feel it but see it in mirror close up have mild aortic regurgitation?

Carotid artery: If you are in an upright position, you are seeing the pulsation of your carotid artery since the jugular venous pulse would be below the level of your clavicle (and invisible) when you are sitting up or standing. It is normal to see the carotid, especially in thin and/or muscular people. You must be fit! AR does accentuate it as well. ...Read more

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Hard movable bumpy groin lump? With enlarged lymphnodes in both grown and neck. Some weightloss and swollen neck veins? Could it be cancer?

Get seen by a doc: Given the lymph node enlargement both in the groin and neck you need to be seen ASAP. Some bacterial infections can cause this. Get seen right away. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My neck veins bulge a lot when I talk, laugh, lie down, or sometimes stand upright. Is this related to heart palpitations or how my neck veins twitch?

My neck veins bulge a lot when I talk, laugh, lie down, or sometimes stand upright. Is this related to heart palpitations or how my neck veins twitch?

Normal variant: As long as you have normal blood pressure and no prior cardiac history, this is most likely a normal variant. If you are having palpitations, make sure you get that checked, that should be unrelated to prominent neck veins. ...Read more

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Occasional, but almost daily lately throbbing and sharp throat pain. Also wrist veins throb. Could this be from crutch use?

Occasional, but almost daily lately throbbing and sharp throat pain. Also wrist veins throb. Could this be from crutch use?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause like allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Crutches don't cause a sore throat unless one is heavily mouth-breathing while moving about. ...Read more

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Having throbbing vessels, pressure and faint feeling in back of head. Cant sit up. Had mri/mra of brain and neck. Any other tests?

Having throbbing vessels, pressure and faint feeling in back of head. Cant sit up. Had mri/mra of brain and neck. Any other tests?

Blood pressure: Measuring blood pressure in both arms while in different positions may provide some clues.

Keep seeing your health care provider. A neurologist consultation may also be helpful. ...Read more

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I have redness on both side of my neck for many years, looks like many very small popped veins. No pain no itch. Ideas? 54 male 6.2 - 210 never s

I have redness on both side of my neck for many years, looks like many very small popped veins. No pain no itch. Ideas? 54 male 6.2 - 210 never s

Poikiloderma: This is most likely a condition called poikiloderma. This is caused by sun damage that results in redness/broken capillaries and brownish discoloration on the sides of the neck and chest. Use of daily SPF may help to prevent worsening. IPL treatments (also called photofacials) can also help to even out the pigmentation. ...Read more

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Stiffened neck vein right side. What is it?

Stiffened neck vein right side. What is it?

Neck vein?: Is it painful? Could be lymph nodes. See a doctor ...Read more

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Should I worry about veins in my neck?

Should I worry about veins in my neck?

Normal: Neck veins distend when we lie with our head lower than our heart or when we strain. With straining, the pressure within the chest increases and the blood flow through the neck veins decrease resulting in them enlarging. This is normal. Levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and any increase in pressure within the chest will enlarge the neck veins. Your veins are most likely normal. ...Read more