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Spider Veins On The Rib Cage Causes
Yes.: Veins return blood back to the heart and can carry a large volume of blood. Depending on many factors including levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and even physical activity, the size of the veins will vary. Another important function of the veins is to help control body temperature and this too will affect vein size. Also with aging, veins enlarge as tissue volume decreases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not much fat: The biggest factor on the visibility of veins on arms is the amount of subcutaneous [ in the skin] fat that you have. Also the large and more toned the muscles are the more visible the veins. There are rare circulation issues that can lead to distended veins but these are in fact rare. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Refluxing veins.: Varicose veins are due to leaking valves(called reflux) most commonly in the saphenous system. To treat these you must first undergo a venous reflux ultrasound to make the diagnosis and determine the proper treatment. Medical management would be the use of support hose but this is only masking the problem. Laser closure of the leaking valves and micro incisions to remove the vv's is the ideal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can liver inflammation cause chest wall pain localized on the last rib on both sides just above the abdomen?
Possible: This can happen with irritation of the diaphragm from something taking place within the abdomen, but would not make that assumption without being examined and assessed by a professional. See your doctor. ...Read more
Costochondritis: This is the most likely cause of the symptoms you describe. It is inflammation in the cartilage that connects the ribs to the sternum or breast bone. Treatment usually involves anti-inflammatory medications and rest, avoiding strenuous activity until symptoms resolve. Cold packs can help reduce swelling. ...Read more
Pain on left side of body from calf, shin, hip, bottom of rib cage, hand, forearm, elbow shoulder, neck, and ear worse pain is in the leg.. ?
Needs workup: You really need to be seen by someone to have these symptoms evaluated. This is not something that can be evaluated through this service. ...Read more
Press on stomach below sternum causes pain up the center of breastbone, could this be esphagus related?
Probably not,: the esophagus is located posteriorly, next to the spine, within the chest. ...Read more
Pain in the upper left-hand side of my abdomen just beneath the rib cage. What can be the cause of this pain. Had Ventral hernia repair on 7-7-14.
See the surgeon: When you have had recent surgery, a new pain in the same area has to be considered to be related to the surgery until shown not to be. Sometimes, post-operative adhesions can do this; sometimes swelling or fluid in the area of the surgery. In any case, you need to see the surgeon who did the procedure so that he/she can evaluate the problem and treat it properly. ...Read more
Varicose veins: This is usually due to varicose veins. The veins are thinned out and sometimes you get spider veins. Also over time the skinn is thinned out. That makes you more prone to bruising, especially if you are using Aspirin. Keep the legs elevated and wear ted hose stockings. If problem persists see your doctor to do a venous ultrasound to check for venous reflux and treat accordingly. ...Read more
Multiple acute bone pains on 5th left and right ribs on chest and underarms, on low scapula, upper spine, near post tibial tendons. What's causing it?
XRay: Recommend getting XRay if you haven't. If you have, what does it show? ...Read more
Not: much, could be irritation mechanical. waiting a week is ok ...Read more
Pain under left rib cage that radiates to the upper back. Feels like its internal. What could this be? Xrays on ribs were normal, blood work on spleen
Many things radiant.: ..2 the upper back & 2 shoulder region. Sub diaphragm: spleen, stomach, splenic flexure of the colon, or air in the peritoneal cavity. Above the diaphragm: pulmonary, PE, pneumonia of any type. If rib imaging was normal U need a chest x-ray, & a CT of the chest/abdomen/pelvis. Good luck! ...Read more
Two protruding dots on anterior lower leg. They stick out more when flexing leg. Is this common of varicose veins, aneurism, or myofascial hernia?
Spleen : Maybe spleen go see a doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
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