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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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Should I be worried about a swollen vein on my forehead?

Should I be worried about a swollen vein on my 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. Straining or laughing increase the the pressure in the chest which can increase the size of the facial veins. ...Read more

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I hv pop up a vein on my forehead left side, no headache no pain but once I touch it gets bit itchy?

I hv pop up a vein on my forehead left side, no headache no pain but once I touch it gets bit itchy?

Normal vein: Sometimes you will have these veins that will pop up and then they will go down again as well. They usually are nothing bad and do not cause that much of a problem. They seldom cause any severe pain but they do get itchy due to the skin being stretched and the blood flow in the area. Just ignore unless it causes a lot of pain or drains. Good Luck. ...Read more

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So I just noticed that I can see a long vein on my forehead it's not buldging it looks like someone drew it on. Is there a reason for it?

So I just noticed that I can see a long vein on my forehead it's not buldging it looks like someone drew it on. Is there a reason for it?

Nothing other than: Your wonderfully unique anatomy! Some people just have a prominent vein there (we all have them, some just have more prominent ones) and with a combination of perhaps thinner skin, stress causing higher good pressure, it can pop out (think Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise!) and be noticeable. You're in good company:) Stay well! ...Read more

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The veins on my forehead sink in instead of bulge, is that normal? If I put my head upside down though, they do go out. There is no pain, no injury.

The veins on my forehead sink in instead of bulge, is that normal? If I put my head upside down though, they do go out. There is no pain, no injury.

Normal: That is a normal anatomical situation. When you're upside down the blood goes to the veins and they swell just like they might do that in someone's legs. Not to worry. Good health ...Read more

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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.

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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

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The two veins in my forehead feel like they are aching all the time and I feel tired even though I get enough sleep. They are sensitive to touch.?

The two veins in my forehead feel like they are aching all the time and I feel tired even though I get enough sleep. They are sensitive to touch.?

Do these vessels: Pulse? Put the tip of your index finger gently on top of the vessels and see if you feel a pulse. If so, these are arteries and you need urgent medical attention. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy when moving and I can feel the veins in my forehead pulsing. I had this for three days including flu. What can do to end this migraine?

I feel dizzy when moving and I can feel the veins in my forehead pulsing. I had this for three days including flu. What can do to end this migraine?

Go to Urgent Care/ER: Serious concerns need immediate medical care. Please see Urgent Care or ER.
Neurologic problems can lead to a stroke. This can become a life threatening condition. ...Read more

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Why is there suddenly a protruding vein in my forehead? I haven't felt well in a few days. Headache, chills, sweats, fatigue, neck and throat pain

Why is there suddenly a protruding vein in my forehead? I haven't felt well in a few days. Headache, chills, sweats, fatigue, neck and throat pain

Positional: Hi, veins could become flat or more prominent depending on our position but if you are not feeling well, having fever, headache, change in ur vision then see a doctor ASAP to rule out Temporal arthritis or blood clot. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I suddenly have veins visible in my forehead. What can cause this?

I suddenly have veins visible in my forehead. What can cause this?

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

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My veins show on my forehead when I laugh why is that?

My veins show on my forehead when I laugh why is that?

Increased pressure: The short answer is that laughing is like a valsalva maneuver, where you hold your breath and push. The pressure around your heart and lungs goes up pushing blood away from that area - out into your legs, arms and head. Yor veins are the place this is most notable. ...Read more

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What would cause a vein to indent on my forehead?

Prominent veins?: If you look at the face of actors, you may often find a prominent vein on the forehead. This is just happenstance not unlike the shape of your nose and is of no medical significance unless it has just developed overnight. ...Read more

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Why do the veins poke out on my 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. Straining or laughing increase the the pressure in the chest which can increase the size of the facial veins. ...Read more

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As I remember for long time, I have had vein in middle of my forehead while I am excited or angry or laughing. It is not clear in normal. What is?

As I remember for long time, I have had vein in middle of my forehead while I am excited or angry or laughing. It is not clear in normal. What is?

See your doctor: It would be difficult to diagnose without being seen. Most likely this is a normal "stork bite" also known as nevus simplex (macular stain). If you still have worries or concerns, you should see your family practice physician. ...Read more

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I have a vein that goes across my forehead right under my hairline with headache on right side of forehead above right eye?

I have a vein that goes across my forehead right under my hairline with headache on right side of forehead above right eye?

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

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New Bulging vein over temple (my veins never bulge on my forehead) and eye pressure. Is this normal?

New Bulging vein over temple (my veins never bulge on my forehead) and eye pressure. Is this normal?

Bulging veins: You need to be evaluated by a physicians for signs of increased intracranial pressure ...Read more

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What could be the concern for the new onset of dark veins in my 5 year old forehead?

What could be the concern for the new onset of dark veins in my 5 year old forehead?

Not sure: Without seeing your child, hard to say. If no other issues than the appearance of the veins, would not be too worried, but would make an appointment to see doctor for evaluation. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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I am noticing some bluish veins on the side of my forehead beginning to show. Nothing bulging, but they were not there until after a brief illness.

I am noticing some bluish veins on the side of my forehead beginning to show. Nothing bulging, but they were not there until after a brief illness.

In The Wrong Vein: If that's the only problem you have at your age, you're Golden! This is fairly common, especially in light-skinned people of advancing age as the skin thins in various areas. Maybe you just lost enough weight for them to show. Now, don't go binging on Haggen-Dazs, it probably won't work. Just a part of the life process. But if they become more and more prominent, or bulge, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Had very high fever 103+. Sudden appearance of dark (snake like, wavy single vein on my right side of forehead (male pattern baldness spot)?

Had very high fever 103+. Sudden appearance of dark (snake like, wavy single vein on my right side of forehead (male pattern baldness spot)?

Temporal arteritis: High fever and inflammed blood vessel, especially if associated with headache or visual problems may be a sign of condition called temporal arthritis, which requires immediate attention, please see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Vein appeared on forehead should I worry?

Not usually: Veins becoming prominent/visible on the forehead may be very normal. ...Read more

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Why do some people have a vein in middle of forehead?

Why do some people have a vein in middle of forehead?

Congenital: You were born that way, and often times there are relatives with the same type of vein prominence. The manifestation is made more prominent with straining, talking, singing, yelling---anything that will result in a valsalva maneuver, which is basically holding one's breath and straining down. ...Read more

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What does the appearance of vein on the forehead mean?

No worries: The appearance of a vein on the forehead is usually nothing to be concerned about. In other words the vein has always been there its just visible now. No other symptoms ; no worries. ...Read more

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I have a big visible vein on forehead, what should I do?

I have a big visible vein on forehead, what should I do?

See somebody: Who is into veins and be seen. Mostly this is not a disease but a cosmetical nuisance. Can be removed or closed by injection. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the vein in your forehead pop out?

What does it mean when the vein in your forehead pop out?

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