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Swollen Vein On Forehead
Positional change.: The veins in the face 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 face, the veins decrease with standing and increase with lying down. Forehead veins can be treated by sclerotherapy. ...Read more
Positional change.: The veins in the face 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 face, 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
What would be the cause of a swollen frontal vein on my forehead that comes with pain & headaches around the same area? . Had this for a while now.
Depends: If it's actually an artery (the temporal artery, to be exact), with the associations of headache and blurred vision, and you are of appropriate age, temporal arteritis would be a concern. I would seek medical attention, as this requires a physical exam that cannot be done nearly satisfactorily over the internet. ...Read more
Why I get pain swollen vein on my left side of my head. It hurts as you touch. I massage it it hurts too much?
My bf had a large swollen vein on the side of his head, it went away after a couple of hours, this is at least the 2nd time this has happened.
I have a weird vertical swollen vein like thing below the head of my penis, I've noticed its worsened and gotten more swollen after masturbating?
Hi have a lump on my head behind my ear and also a purple area higher up with a swollen vein running through it?
It depends: Thanks for asking! Your question is difficult to answer based on the information you gave. If this is new and concerning, I would consider having a physician evaluate you to better understand what your problem is and if there is anything that needs to be done. ...Read more
Wrist veins.: Wrist veins cand swell for many reasons including levels of hydration, exertion, hormones and outsided temperature. Usually wrist veins are not of concern. However, one of the most common causes of wrist swelling is not a vein but a ganglion and, is this is what you have, you may need to see a hand surgeon. ...Read more
Phlebitis Arm: It sounds as if you have developed superficial thrombophlebitis of a vein in your arm. You should see a doctor and get it evaluated, as you could develop bacterial phlebitis which can be serious. Non bacterial phlebitis can often be treated with warm compresses and anti-inflammatories, but you also need to make sure that the phelbitis doesn't extend and cause a deeper more serious clot, i.e. Dvt. ...Read more
Very different.: A dislocated bone is usually the result of trauma and is very painful. A swollen vein can be a varicose vein and these are not tender unless they are clotted. If you had a dislocated bone, you would have significant pain with movement. See your md if necessary. ...Read more
Needs evaluation.: It is not normal to have a swollen vein under your armpit (axilla). It could be nothing more than enlargement due to inflammation but it can also be a sign of something more significant. You need to be evaluated by vein specialist or vascular surgeon and you may need a venous ultrasound. ...Read more
I have noticed for the past two weeks what appears to be a swollen vein just below the base of my penis. Any suggestion on how to cure this? Thanks!
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Swollen vein like form runs perpendicular from lower rib for few days had pain now pain gone but vein like form still there?
Have it checked: Swollen veins anywhere is not normal, and if you had painful, swollen veins, you need to see a doctor. So, s/he can determine the cause, the extent, and work you up further. It would be unusual to have a vericosity there (vericose vein), and is much better to visualize upon abdominal examination. ...Read more
I have a swollen vein in my right testicle. I'm 16. It's only there after a hot shower or physical activity. It goes away 10 minutes later. What is it?
It MAY be a: varicocele, which is an enlargement of a blood vessel in the scrotum. This is similar to a varicose vein one may have in the legs. Please see your doc. He/she can give you a diagnosis. Sometimes they resolve on their own. Sometimes surgery is indicated. Peace and good health. ...Read more
See vein specialist.: Varicose veins are bulging grape-like appearing veins which are most commonly seen on the legs. These are due to leaking (refluxing) valves usually in the saphenous system. Some causes include hereditary, pregnancy, trauma and aging. The gold standard of treatment is to have a venous reflux ultrasound to both diagnose and form a treatment plan. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more
I'm wondering is there anything I can do to speed recovery with my penis injury. Been 4wks now I have swollen vein on left side nearer to the base..
I would like to: Give some advice, but that's not enough information. You should contact your doctor. ...Read more
Hello, in the last 2 or 3 years I noticed above my clitoris in the clitoral hood, what looks like a swollen vein, but It's colorless, 16 yo, no sex yet?
Exam: It sounds like you are just seeing a small vein. This is likely normal. Consider seeing an Obgyn and letting them visualize the area. They can confirm that you are seeing a normal finding. ...Read more
Blue and dilated.: Behind the ear veins are not usually swollen and are difficult to see. The characteristics would be swollen and blue and probably winding. This is not a usual location for swollen veins. One of the common things to swell in this area would be a lymph gland. Other things would be a pimple or cyst. You should see your medical doctor. ...Read more
Arm veins.: There could be many reasons for arm veins to swell. Most often swollen arm veins are usually due to increased hydration or exertion but this will occur bilaterally. Unilateral arm vein swelling may be normal but could also be a result of an abnormality. The venous ultrasound of the arm veins will determine if there is a problem. See a vein specialist for a full evaluation. ...Read more
I have a red swollen vein under my tongue that sticks out a little bit. Any ideas on what can help?
See a doctor: Not sure what that could be with the information given. I would recommend you see a dentist or medical doctor. ...Read more
I have a swollen vein on the front of my knee cap, it does swell from time to time and can be painful, should I be concerned?
Dropped glass on my foot & a piece of it made a small puncture. Swollen vein & painful. Ice & elevated but goes back when I stand up. What do I do?
Will certainly occur with an injury. Ice early, elevation then warmth later.
The problem is that this presupposes that the injury Stopped occurring. If there is continuing injury, it's going to stay inflamed.
Infection OR a retained shard of glass will keep the area inflamed until it is treated.
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health ...Read more
I have tts and a vein in my ankle is swollen. The swollen vein is on inner side of ankle. Wht type of compression socks would help? Lower options?
Compression may not: Work. The tarsal tunnel is most likely arising from an enlarged, varicose vein within the tarsal canal. The tarsal canal holds the posterior tibial artery, vein and nerve, as well as 3 tendons on the inside of the ankle. When there is swelling within the canal, often this swelling compresses the nerve causing your symptoms. If 20-30mm compression stockings don't help, you may need surgery. ...Read more
Noah is four has a thing at the beginning of index finger looks like swollen vein been there since birth. Doesn't cause pain or hurt him. I'm concerned?
Lesion: Can you send a pic? Only way to know how to help you. SEE a doctor or perform a virtual consult ...Read more
Probably normal: The breasts normally have veins but sometimes they can become very prominent. They tend to enlarge during menstrual cycles as well as from sun exposure or in fair skinned women. Usually nothing is done for these veins. Occasionally breast veins in pregnant women can develop inflammation. If breast veins are bothersome, they could be injected with sclerotherapy. ...Read more
Have what feels like a swollen vein in right temple, not too sore but I can feel it. Is this normal?
See a doctor: Most likely this is just local irritation or inflammation. However, there is a condition called temporal arteritis which is an inflammatory condition involving the medium size arteries often on the side of the head. It can be associated with headaches, fever, hearing difficulties amongst other symptoms. If this condition persists or worsens, please see a doctor. ...Read more
I have a sudden onset of about 1.5" of very swollen vein on the top of my left foot - about the width of my pinkie. What could cause this? Concerned?
16 yr old active male, swollen vein on top of left foot, has occasional minor pain. From wearing sliders? Pinched vein?
Swollen veins are common and are visible and do not cause any problems
If you are concerned get it checked by your doctor to be sure ...Read more
Been breastfeeding for 10 month, left nipple is swollen has what I assumes a swollen vein it does hurt and when my son eats there's a painful pulling? .
Lump: The pain may be due to an infection. Consult your doctor to see if you need antibiotics ...Read more
Swollen vein on left hand next to nuckel of my pointer finger. Huts a bit when touched...Did not injure in any way?
Vaginal lip on left side feels like a hard swollen vein and itches bad I want to rub it between my fingers to get relief then it hurts is this bad?
Varicose vein?: You will need to see a doctor for an exam to determine the cause. It sounds like it might be a varicose vein though. People think of these as only happening on the legs. The labia is actually a common spot for them. See a doctor and try not to mash on it. ...Read more
A month after I received an anti-inflamatory injection in my wrist I have what seems a swollen vein and red rough skin located where injected. Help?
What might be the cause of pain in a small non swollen vein in right hand between thumb and first finger?
Likely muscle/joint: If there is no swelling of the vein or associated redness, this is unlikely to be a vascular source of discomfort. The area between your thumb & first finger can become sore from prolonged movements like grasping, pulling or holding something, esp if repeatedly. Often discomfort doesn't peak for 24-48 hours after such activity. Try to limit such movements to see if improves. ...Read more
A month after I received an anti-inflamatory injection in my wrist (tendon) I have what seems a swollen vein and red rough skin located where injected?
Phlebitis: You probably have a local vein inflammation called phlebitis. Ice 20 minutes twice a day for one or two weeks often helps calm it down sooner. Also for 7-14 days take an over the counter anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen (2-3 200 mg tablets 3 times a day) or Naproxen (220 mg tablets 1-2 twice a day). If not better or improving, see your primary care doctor. ...Read more
I have a swollen vein, I think, on the palm of my left hand. Started as a cramp, now is 1/8" round hard bump that hurts?
Need evaluation: We need to know where this lesion is located. It may not be a vein. Ask your physician to have you see a hand specialist ...Read more
I'm 34-mother of 3 older children. Was folding laundry 2nite suddenly felt throb in L.leg. I look & there's huge swollen vein-Varic. Veins-2young? Heart?
Not heart: Take a tape measure and check the diameter of your involved leg where it hurts. Do the same on the other leg at the exact same level. They should B within 1 inch of each other. If the painful leg is swollen, C your doctor today for a possible blood clot. If not, it's likely just a muscle spasm (which occurs commonly). This is NOT a symptom of heart disease. Varicose veins are cosmetic issues only. ...Read more