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The Veins On My Abdomen Stick Out
I have what looks like a vein sticking out from just under my rib cage and down my stomach it hurts if I touch it?
What could cause flat, blue veins on left side of chest? They don't stick out and I have to look hard to notice it. Stools are normal and fatty liver
Normal finding: I am amazed about how often patients ask me about the veins on their chest or breasts. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned people and they may be related to hereditary factors or levels of hydration. No treatment is necessary. ...Read more
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
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
I'm female and 16 years old, recently I've noticed 2 veins on the right side of my abdomen, what does this mean?
My 1 year old has very visible veins on his temples and abdomen. His abdomen often looks distended, as well. He has a history of eczema as well. Is this ok?
See: See pediatrician for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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
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 have seemingly unconnected visible purple veins on my mid and lower abdomen. I had a few no growing up but now there are more than I'd like. Worried?
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
Veins very prominent in left testis starting in right. Slight pain
lower abdomen. Checked by doctors but veins became more pronounced since. Urgent?
I would suggest: Contacting the primary care physician again, and if you are not happy with the service given... you have the right to a second opinion. ...Read more
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
I have suffered from a painful abdomen, penis and scrotum for a year now. The veins are now dark and prominent, worse than before. I have seen my GP a?
See a Urologist: It is best to see a specialist for this, a Urologist would be a good choice ...Read more
I get random pain, swelling in my testicles, also in my lower abdomen closer to the public 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
Pain: For most people such a pain would be gas in the gut. Given your history, it would be prudent to see your doctor and be checked out if this isn't a brief one-time episode. ...Read more
I noticed veins have become very prominent on my arms, shoulders, breasts & abdomen. Why? (No sex in 9 wks & had 2 periods and 8 neg hpts after)
It may be due to warm weather that is causing dilatation of the blood vessels in the skin to promote heat loss.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Veins in left testicle pronounced with occasional lower abdomen pain. Can a Varicocele cause prostatitis?
Are a few spider veins on upper abdomen around rib area and diaphragm area concerning? Could it be caused an episode of vomiting?
Need help understanding CT of abdomen... Liver: portal vein is patent, retroaortic left renal vein, a normal variant. Can it be caused from injuries?
Vascular : This is a normal finding. Most left renal veins cross anterior to the aorta. A retrospective vein means it crosses behind the aorta to drain into the inferior vena cava. It is of no clinical significance to you unless you have certain surgeries in the future. ...Read more
I noticed today a very prominant vein running above my right nipple. Is it normal for veins to appear out of no where like that? Could this be tied in any way to the severe pain in the lower abdomen and pelvic area? I am also currently ovulating according
Abd/pelvic pain: I would strongly urge you to go see your OBGYN specialists as soon as possible, about your Abdominal and pelvic pain. This seems to be a more pressing issue than just Venous prominence in the areola area of the breast. There is a very remote circumstance in which the liver is involved, which would produce prominent veins on abdomen, but you did not give any history supporting this etiology. ...Read more
I have been on Yasmin for 4 years. And recently added spironolactone. I've been on the spiro a little over 6 months. Recently I noticed veins becoming very apparent in my chest, breasts, arms, abdomen, legs, etc. Could the spiro be causing this?
Skin and vein eval: If you are experiencing skin and vein changes then this will need to be evaluated by a doctor. It is not likely to be caused by these medications. Of note generally Yasmin and Spironolactone are not usually prescribed together. Yasmin and other birth control pills containing Drospirinone already have an anti androgen effect like Spironolactone. Using together could cause an elevated Potassium level ...Read more
My veins have become more visible. Chest, lower abdomen, arms, legs(none bulge) — is this normal because I'm really pale? Or a result of bcp and stress?
Itching, vein vibration (I did not see the option that is why it is not included), join aches, I get tired always and so easily, frequent urination (I feel the urge to urinate after few mins of taking water), abdominal pains?
Symptoms : Your symptoms are so diverse that it is impossible to make a diagnosis. See a physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
I do not know: Feeling a vein on the side of your stomach area is not common, so it is hard to tell over the computer what it is. Best for you to have it evaluated and determine what it is you are feeling there. Good luck. ...Read more
Just take a test: Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more
Is there an artery or vein connected to the navel, as an adult? Would there be any health implications if this connection were to break? Thanks
Navel is a remnant :
The navel is more like a scar or remnant of where the umbilical cord was attached. There are no vessels in it or attached to it as an adult
so there is no risk of any vessels breaking. ...Read more
I have a painful swollwen vein going downward on the left upper quadrat of my adbomen. On can up a week ago. It give a sometimes burning dull ache which is constant. I have no past medical history and do not take any medications.?
Visible veins : Seems concerning. Needs further evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hyperchoic nodular area in the liver anterior to the main portal vein measuring up to 1.4 cm. What?
Radiologist's opinio: There are some fleshy benign conditions like hamangiomas, lipomas, cysts in the liver-congenital, cysts related to dog tape worms -hydatid cysts. Some are hyperechoic and some are hypo. If it is a single nodule, cirrhosis (scarring) is less likely as multiple nodules like this occur most of the times. Do you have alcohol use, drug induced liver damage. Radiologist's opinion first, then get your dr's. ...Read more