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Throbbing Left Jugular Vein
Heart check time: Interpreting clinical signs is a subtle science and even trained eyes can be fooled, at your age and weight issues described it would be strongly recommended to see a cardiologist. Take care of yourself. ...Read more
JVD EVAL FOR CHF: You need prompt evaluation. Prominent jugular vein i.e. JVD. Can be a sign of heart failure. If you are obese there may also be a component of sleep apnea. Please call your doctor ASAP or go to nearest ER. Seeing spots may mean your blood pressure is low, please get prompt evaluation. ...Read more
What can cause an enlarged right internal jugular vein compared to left with moderate pulsatility? Echo was normal. The vein is patent.
Vascular surgeon: This type of question is best answered by a vascular surgeon who would order further tests if deemed advisable. This may be a normal variant though. ...Read more
I get severe migraines on left side. The last year I also get terrible, (toothache type) pain in my left jugular vein w/each headache. Dangerous?
My sons right jugular vein pops out all of the time. It's more prominent than the left one. Is that normal?
Is it possible that my left jugular vein may have bruised when I went on waterslide (Twirling Type) there is mild pain felt.
More likely a muscle:
If you have pain when touching the area, it is more likley to by a mild injury to your sternocleidomastoid muscle. Try doing some mild neck stretching and if the pain persists or worsens within the next 10-14 days, you may want to go see your Primary Care doctor. Hope this helps.
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Could a distended jugular vein be possible right sided heart failure? Either primary or secondary to left sided heart failure.
Jugular vein: Yes it is a classical sign but tricky to assess. So your Dr needs to have you at about 45 degrees and observe it carefully as you breath and then check it as he lowers the angle of your lying. ...Read more
I am a thin person and been noticing a vein sticking out on left side of neck. How can you tell if it is internal or external jugular vein?
External: It's most likely the external jugular vein as the internal is fairly deep and below the muscle. ...Read more
Advised that I have a chain of deep swollen lymphnodes on right sided jugular vein? None on left side. What could cause this? Fna booked for 2 weeks
My left jugular vein is larger then the right one. And I hear it rushing all the time non-stop. Which doctor should I see? Not my physician for sure
Psychiatry: When one perceives something in their body that a physician cannot see or examine and all other vitals and signs of health are normal...Then one may need to see a counselor about how their mind is perceiving their physical condition. You are not in any way describing a common medical or health condition. Using the words 'rushing' non stop, if your physical exam is normal, represents misperception. ...Read more
I have enlarged jugular vein on left side and pulsating veins on both sides of neck, pulling sensation in neck & chest, feel faint, what is this?
Exam: I recommend you get examined if you feel faint! ...Read more
We (my family) are going to disney world in two weeks. My ten year old has a blood clot in her left jugular vein is it safe to fly and go on rides?
Blood clot: I wouldn't chance it. The clot could break loose and cause major problems. However, check with your doctor and get his opinion. ...Read more
I have a blood clot in my left jugular vein I am currently on coumadin (warfarin). Can I get another clot? My right arm is swollen slightly.
Warfarin: The purpose of the Coumadin (warfarin) is to allow the clot to reverb and prevent a new one. The arm swelling suggests there may be more than just jugular obstruction. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Dr. Kim, I am a 51 y/o m average health with mild hypertension and elevated A1C. Recently I have been experiencing severe neck cramps when yawning, primarily left side proximal to jugular vein. My concern is circulatory as cramps can be caused by poor O2.
Issues: Both items indicate that you need to see your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more
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
Arnold neuralgia on the left has anything to do with the external jugular vein strain? When this happens my throat tighten and feel bites and nu air
No: Arnold's neuralgia is also known as occipital neuralgia and no association to external jugular vein. Their is no entity as jugular vein strain but maybe language barrier in play here. This neuralgia consists of pain in upper neck, head and behind eyes. The tightening in the throat may be more related to the anxiety you have with the onset of symptoms rather than the neuralgia. I hope this helps. ...Read more
34 fem. On celebrex (celecoxib) for a month exp. Circulation problems in left thigh & knee with pain in jugular vein w a rapid heart rate @ times. Side effects?
Probably not, but: Probably not but coagulation, circulating anticoagulants need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Hard to say: It's difficult to say what they may represent without knowing more about them and without seeing them. Perhaps they are cherry angiomas, which are extremely common and generally appear as cherry red spots scattered on the body as we get older. I'd suggest seeing your primary care physician to help determine the cause. ...Read more
No: I do not know of a medical condition caused by spasm of jugular veins ...Read more
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