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6yr/old Child has either spider veins or busted blood vessels on her neck and has been there about 1 yr. Is this normal if not what could be wrong?

6yr/old Child has either spider veins or busted blood vessels on her neck and has been there about 1 yr. Is this normal if not what could be wrong?

Unusual Symptoms: This is an unusual problem. As with any skin condition, it would be helpful to be able to examine the area of concern before determining a diagnosis and plan of care. Call your doctor to schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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If a person has prominent veins in their neck - does that imply that they do a lot of exercise?

If a person has prominent veins in their neck - does that imply that they do a lot of exercise?

No: Prominent veins might indicate heart failure with high venous pressure or just a normal finding. When valsalva maneuvers are done central pressure is increased. No relationship. ...Read more

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My 2 y.O has large blue jugular vein on l neck. At times it bulges & other times not. Can see it pulse @ times. Had echo as a baby, no defects. Worry?

My 2 y.O has large blue jugular vein on l neck. At times it bulges & other times not. Can see it pulse @ times. Had echo as a baby, no defects. Worry?

No: Just make sure it doesn't change or that she doesn't have any respiratory issues. And make sure her pediatrician just follows it twice yearly. ...Read more

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My 2 y.O has large blue jugular vein on l neck. At times it bulges & other times not. Can see it pulse @ times. Had echo as a baby, no defects. Worry?

My 2 y.O has large blue jugular vein on l neck. At times it bulges & other times not. Can see it pulse @ times. Had echo as a baby, no defects. Worry?

Well,: ...I would want to know is it bilateral or one sided. When children/adults cry, shout or play the trumpet both jugular veins become visible. It is normal. In case it is one sided check with the pediatrician or pediatric cardiologist. If no concerns i.e. Nothing was found clinically or by echo I would sleep well. Pulsation can b arterial or venous and 4 the dr 2 differentiate. ...Read more

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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

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

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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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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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Pain in left side of neck below ear where jugular vein/lymph nodes run. What could be causing this? 34 year old mom of 3 had baby 6 wk ago csection

Pain in left side of neck below ear where jugular vein/lymph nodes run. What could be causing this? 34 year old mom of 3 had baby 6 wk ago csection

Neck pain: Many possibilities. I advise you to see your doctor to determine the cause of your pain. A physical examination is necessary. ...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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On my left side on neck the vein pops out, why?

On my left side on neck the vein pops out, 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. This is normal. Levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and any increase in pressure within the chest will enlarge the neck veins. Your veins seem to be normal. L. ...Read more

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Why does the vein in your neck stick out when you get older?

Why does the vein in your neck stick out when you get older?

Visible Neck Veins: Veins in the neck can be enlarged or distended for many reasons. Some reasons benign and some secondary to more ominous problems. Loss of facial fat and thinning of the skin can make veins appear more prominent. Distal obstruction or heart pump failure can make veins appear enlarged or distended. Singers can have enlarged veins due to being pumped up like muscle builders. See your vein physician. ...Read more

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

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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My neck keeps getting stiff with some pain. It happens on the right side only. It also feels like it is coming from my vein.

My neck keeps getting stiff with some pain. It happens on the right side only. It also feels like it is coming from my vein.

Plan: This is very vague description in your question and not enough information to make any decisions about your condition. Usually vein have nothing to do with stiffness. It's actually muscular or spine problems. Try massage, exercise and warm pads. Or go to the doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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The vein on the left side of my neck looks large and sticks out more than my right is that something to worry about? I just noticed it now I'm scared

The vein on the left side of my neck looks large and sticks out more than my right is that something to worry about? I just noticed it now I'm scared

Stop worrying: Unlikely to be of significance. The veins can appear different depending on position of head etc. It would be a rare medical condition that would cause a difference in an otherwise healthy 23 year old female. Stop worrying. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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How do veins collapse in the neck?

How do veins collapse in the neck?

Pressure changes: 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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I have a lump in my neck near the vein?

I have a lump in my neck near the vein?

Many things: Are possible, but it is common to have lymph nodes in the neck in the area of your veins. You should see your doctor who will examine you and determine if anything else is needed. ...Read more

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What to do if I popped a vein on my neck 10points?

What to do if I popped a vein on my neck 10points?

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

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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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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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Very stressed/overwhelmed lately, right neck vein bulges and feels like it's gonna explode. I try to calm down n it feels soar. How do I relax?

Very stressed/overwhelmed lately, right neck vein bulges and feels like it's gonna explode. I try to calm down n it feels soar. How do I relax?

De-stressing: You can try massage, or shopping spree. Or if you were me, a musical concert (classical or symphonic, not hard rock or metal) and a glass of wine in the evenings. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had a headache for about 4 days now and yesterday I also started experiencing pain in what feels like the vein on the right side of my neck.

I have had a headache for about 4 days now and yesterday I also started experiencing pain in what feels like the vein on the right side of my neck.

Possibly migraine: It is not common to have a headache that lasts for 4 days. Migraine headaches which often cause throbbing pain could last this long. Migraines are vascular headaches and could potentially cause pain in other blood vessels. For more info see: http://understandingmigraine. Blogspot. Com/. If this is not usual for you, you should be evaluated by a doctor to determine the cause and get treatment. ...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?

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