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I have a big vein in my lower left abdomen. Why only one side?

I have a big vein in my lower left abdomen. Why only one side?

Seek help: The isolated vein may be collateral venous drainage, especially if you have had previous blood clot in the left leg, involving the major portion called the iliac vein. The blockage of blood return through the iliac vein resulted in the body opening other channels for blood return. If you have not had a prior blood clot, it may not be significant . Seek help from your doctor. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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Caucasin baby. Noticed veins on her abdomen. Not sure if they were there before on not. 7 months tomorrow. Scared it is something bad. Is it normal?

Caucasin baby. Noticed veins on her abdomen. Not sure if they were there before on not. 7 months tomorrow. Scared it is something bad. Is it normal?

Prob normal variant: Infants in later months, start developing pot belly, which can make veins to show. If still concerned, pl call your child's doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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I'm female and 16 years old, recently i've noticed 2 veins on the right side of my abdomen, what does this mean ?

I'm female and 16 years old, recently i've noticed 2 veins on the right side of my abdomen, what does this mean ?

Be seen: Chances are if you are thin it just means you have noticed them. If you are overweight or a heavy drinker or other conditions you should be checked. ...Read more

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Can a blockage in the long saphenous vein cause cramps in the abdomen?

Can a blockage in the long saphenous vein cause cramps in the abdomen?

No relation.: Problems with the long saphenous vein should not have any relation to abdominal cramps. Look for another reason for the abdominal cramps. ...Read more

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I'm 23 and on my lower abdomen, in line with my belly button, I have two veins that bulge out a little on the right side. Should I be worried?

I'm 23 and on my lower abdomen, in line with my belly button, I have two veins that bulge out a little on the right side. Should I be worried?

Bulging veins: Bulging veins in the abdominal wall are unsual unless there is abdominal distension from fluid,enlarged organs or distended intestines. Have your physician examine you for peace of mind. ...Read more

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Do low INR levels cause portal vein thrombosis pain to return in upper abdomen?

Do low INR levels cause portal vein thrombosis pain to return in upper abdomen?

No but,,: A low INR is not a direct cause if pain. It stands for International Normalized Ratio and is the ratio of the patients prothrombin time to a normal prothrombin time value raised to the power of the ISI (international Sensitivity Index) or a ratio of tissue factor to a reference tissue factor. However if it's low it can mean that the blood is clotting more and can lead to thrombosis in patients. ...Read more

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I get random pain, swelling in my testicles, also in my lower abdomen closer to the pubic line. noticed veins becomeing more visible in my lower abdomen in the past couple weeks more and prominent.

I get random pain, swelling in my testicles, also in my lower abdomen closer to the pubic line. noticed veins becomeing more visible in my lower abdomen in the past couple weeks more and prominent.

Go to urgent care...: Although what you described is not enough to deduce a definitive Dx, you need an urgent attention so a comprehensive Hx detailing the onset, degree, quality, quantity, and progress over time could be collected & analyzed, you can be examined, and tests as needed can be done; then a reasonable diagnosis can be reached. So, go to see Doc now; don't wait. Online inquiry is not enough to solve ... ...Read more

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Does a mass in your abdomen cause one varicose vein in one of your legs?

Does a mass in your abdomen cause one varicose vein in one of your legs?

Abdominal Veins/Mass: Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning valves (reflux) of the saphenous system of veins. It would be most unlikely for an abdominal mass to cause varicose veins unless the mass is large enough to cause blockage of the deep system of veins on the same side as the varicose veins. An abdominal mass may cause deep vein system problems but not varicose veins. ...Read more