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I'm 18 years old and I have bulging veins on my temples. They pulsate and I have been very anxious that this is serious. No pain when I touch them.

I'm 18 years old and I have bulging veins on my temples. They pulsate and I have been very anxious that this is serious. No pain when I touch them.

Arteries throb.: The temporal arteries and temporal veins lie immediately adjacent to each other. During exercise or increased activity, the arteries will pulsate because of increased heart rate and flow of blood. What you are seeing is the arterial pulsation. It looks like the vein pulsating because the vein sits over the artery and can move with the artery. ...Read more

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What causes distended veins on the temple. I have this mainly on right side, no migraine, but I can feel a slight throbbing when they are distended.

Simple: It is a cosmetical issue not a disease if we are talking vein. One has to be careful as the temporal artery is there too and one can easily confuse between the two, the artery will pulsate not the vein. I have taken care of many of these cases as veins can be closed with sclerotherapy. No artery should be injected as skin can slough off! ...Read more

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Left vein has been throbbing on and off from temple down to my ear. No pain just really scared. I'm only 17? Has been going on for a week now

Left vein has been throbbing on and off from temple down to my ear. No pain just really scared. I'm only 17? Has been going on for a week now

Not likely dangerous: If there is no pain, it's not likely dangerous. It's probably not a vein. It's more likely a twitch in the masseter or temporalis muscles. This can be caused by excessive anxiety, caffeine and other stimulants, or electrolyte imbalances if having a lot of sweating or diarrhea and not replacing electrolytes. If none of these applies to you, or not improving after addressing them, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Im18i have bulging veins on my temples, one on each side, not painful but they pulsate. Had them for 3 days now. Normal? Scared I have ta or aneurysm

Im18i have bulging veins on my temples, one on each side, not painful but they pulsate. Had them for 3 days now. Normal? Scared I have ta or aneurysm

Normal finding: The temporal arteries and temporal veins lie immediately adjacent to each other. During exercise or increased activity, the arteries will pulsate because of increased heart rate and flow of blood. What you are seeing is the arterial pulsation. It looks like the vein pulsating because the vein sits over the artery and can move with the artery. ...Read more

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I can feel a bulging vein or artery on my temples and when I feel them they pulsate. Not that visible unless I stretch my skin. Slight headaches.

I can feel a bulging vein or artery on my temples and when I feel them they pulsate. Not that visible unless I stretch my skin. Slight headaches.

Normal finding: The temporal arteries and temporal veins lie immediately adjacent to each other. During exercise or increased activity, the arteries will pulsate because of increased heart rate and flow of blood. What you are seeing is the arterial pulsation. It looks like the vein pulsating because the vein sits over the artery and can move with the artery. ...Read more

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Venous pain across rights side of head, laterally for approximately four inches. Non-throbbing, non palpable, constant for several hours now. Vein feels about two inches above temple and across ans above right ear laterally. Generalised sensation of head

Venous pain across rights side of head, laterally for approximately four inches. Non-throbbing, non palpable, constant for several hours now. Vein feels about two inches above temple and across ans above right ear laterally. Generalised sensation of head

Venous pain r head: May be ear ache, can be rarely aneurysm, migraine, (asocaited with light sensitivity, nausea? HTN? May be vascular Consider testing sed rate as it may be temporal arteritis, for which ultimately a biopsy is done. Would go to ER as at 44 the study the would do first CT or mRI can't be done in a clinic. Go to ER today ...Read more

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Annoying feeling in vein/arterie on right side temple. 23 years old. Very fit. Suffer from anxiety. Stress tests and everything are fine. Normal b/p?

Annoying feeling in vein/arterie on right side temple. 23 years old. Very fit. Suffer from anxiety. Stress tests and everything are fine. Normal b/p?

Anxiety: If "everything is fine" means you've had a thorough workup by your doctor (s) to rule out medical causes for "annoying feeling on side of temple, " then get help for anxiety by seeing a mental health professional for an evaluation and guidance. Meantime, cut back stress and limit caffeine which can worsen anxiety. See: http://www. Nimh. Nih. Gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index. Shtml Best wishes ...Read more

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I have a vein by my temple that is sticking out. My ear blocked alittle. History migraine, high BP 140/80, anxiety, allergies. Should I be worried​?

I have a vein by my temple that is sticking out. My ear blocked alittle. History migraine, high BP 140/80, anxiety, allergies. Should I be worried​?

With this collection: Of symptoms and problems it would be a good idea to have a thorough evaluation by a health care provider and to have your BP treated. I do not think you should be worried but you should be appropriately concerned about your health. The enlarged vein could be a sign of a number of different things. Don't wait to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Throbbing sensation in both sides of neck, scared its like clogged neck veins. Keep feeling like I'm going to pass out. I have bad anxiety, is it that?

Throbbing sensation in both sides of neck, scared its like clogged neck veins. Keep feeling like I'm going to pass out. I have bad anxiety, is it that?

The only way to: Know for sure it to see you doc who may order some tests to be certain. Looks like you are getting your anxiety treated. Hope your doc will teach you some strategies for managing it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I always feel my veins all over my head throbbing all day everyday?

I always feel my veins all over my head throbbing all day everyday?

Headaches too?: Throbbing of cranial vessels is likely associated with constriction of blood flow to or from the head. This may be from high blood pressure associated with base of the skull tension, neck muscle spasms, jaw or jaw-joint pain/tension. First place to start is with blood pressure readings 6-10 times during the day. Consult a neurologist or osteopathic physician if the blood pressure is normal. ...Read more

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Dull headache is gone but random mild throbbing pain happens sometimes lasts a few seconds Rarely felt in right side as well Felt a vein in my head?

Dull headache is gone but random mild throbbing pain happens sometimes lasts a few seconds Rarely felt in right side as well Felt a vein in my head?

Diet change, sun: The possible diagnoses include: migraine headache, temporal arteritis. If the temple area feels tender to touch, then you must see your PCP asap.

Avoiding gluten, dairy helps improve headaches.

Also, take a vitamin D3 10, 000 IU/day supplement to reduce inflammation. It'll help both conditions. ...Read more

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All day everyday when I touch my head I can feel my veins throbbing stongly! Is this bad?

All day everyday when I touch my head I can feel my veins throbbing stongly! Is this bad?

No: You are most likely feeling the two arteries that run up each side of your head near the temples - the superficial temporal arteries. It is quite easy to feel your pulse in these two arteries. ...Read more

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Every time I go from sitting to standing I get a throbbing pain in a vein in my head, what could be causing this?

Need more info: You may have a type of orthostatic intolerance, possibly associated with a drop in blood pressure upon standing, which can be due to a disorder of autonomic nervous system. It can be related to the heart, nervous system, low blood volume or medications. After the spinal tap you could get this type of headache too. ...Read more

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I can always feel the veins throbbing in the front back top and both sides if my head. My neck and head constantly hurt as well. I used to smoke?

I can always feel the veins throbbing in the front back top and both sides if my head. My neck and head constantly hurt as well. I used to smoke?

Cervicogenic HA: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a bilateral throbbing pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache, dizziness, etc. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have heath Anxiety and I get nervous over every pain. Today I found a bulging vein on my right side of my head and it's very sensitive to the touch?

Learn to Relax: A bulging vein on right side of head is nothing to be worried about. You need to learn to relax and consult your doctor or a Psychiatrist for underlying anxiety and nervousness. ...Read more

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This morning I stood up and noticed I had a VERY dull headache, but it was throbbing on top of my head. I also have serious anxiety. Worried?

This morning I stood up and noticed I had a VERY dull headache, but it was throbbing on top of my head. I also have serious anxiety. Worried?

Head ache: Do not worry, headaches are common. Try to get treated for your anxiety and the headaches may improve too. If the headaches continue, then you can get them checked out too. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Occasional strong throbbing carotid arteries. Past basic neuroexam says im fine. I feel faint during, just anxiety? Head mri, eeg, echo scheduled to ease me

Occasional strong throbbing carotid arteries. Past basic neuroexam says im fine. I feel faint during, just anxiety? Head mri, eeg, echo scheduled to ease me

You are afraid: You may have good reason or not, but I think your doctors can help you understand your conditions or lack of disease better. Ask them for information that is clear to you and also for a referral to a therapist to help you manage your disease anxiety. Understanding = help. If possible, avoid meds that will have side effects as they may just add to your worries. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Throbbing sensation mostly on the left side of my head. It almost feels as if blood vessels are throbbing. Migraine, sinus or something more serious?

Throbbing sensation mostly on the left side of my head. It almost feels as if blood vessels are throbbing. Migraine, sinus or something more serious?

Maybe: Migraines are benign; however, can sometimes manifest some concerning symptoms, even stroke-like symptoms. The rule of thumb, if you have a headache that has new or different symptoms than your typical headache, that warrants re-evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is throbbing vessels in back of head a cardio issue? Get head rushes from stress, exercise, heat, hot shower and can feel heartbeat in back of head.

Is throbbing vessels in back of head a cardio issue? Get head rushes from stress, exercise, heat, hot shower and can feel heartbeat in back of head.

Several possibilitie: Does not sound cardiac! More like atypical migraine, histamine headache, and even more serious, temporal arteritis, which affects blood vessels in the cranium, other than the temporal artery. You need a thorough medical evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can nortriptyline or clonazepam damage your blood vessels in head? Having pressure, tension and throbbing. Serious?

Clonazepam can cause: Headaches, fatigue and blurred vision (the 3 complaints you have listed). Nortriptyline can caused blurry vision. Please let your prescribing provider know about these possible side effects. If you are experiencing confusion or unusual behaviors than you should be seen more urgently. ...Read more

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Having throbbing vessels, pressure and faint feeling in back of head. Cant sit up. Had mri/mra of brain and neck. Any other tests?

Having throbbing vessels, pressure and faint feeling in back of head. Cant sit up. Had mri/mra of brain and neck. Any other tests?

Blood pressure: Measuring blood pressure in both arms while in different positions may provide some clues.

Keep seeing your health care provider. A neurologist consultation may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Throbbing/spasms/fluttering in left temple, pressure feeling in area as well. No pain assoc w/feeling. Is this a serious concern-Lasting 30mins so far?

Throbbing/spasms/fluttering in left temple, pressure feeling in area as well. No pain assoc w/feeling. Is this a serious concern-Lasting 30mins so far?

Temporal muscle: This is likely your left temporal muscle. Try some therapy with cool compress or heat to see if this relaxes. This should resolve, but if it persists or is associated with fever or visual disturbances get checked. ...Read more

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What happens when the vein in your right temple busts?

What happens when the vein in your right temple busts?

Vein: Nothing much, it will look pretty ugly for a few days then it will resolve. ...Read more

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Bulging vein right temple, normal?

Right temple: Some folks just have prominent veins on their temples, probably no problem. ...Read more

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What could cause a large vein to bulge in my temple of my head?

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 vein in my left temple twitches sporadically. How can I stop this?

My vein in my left temple twitches sporadically. How can I stop this?

Twitch or pulsate: Is it blue or clear? Usually you are feeling an artery pulsate. Put your index finger on it and see if you can feel a pulse? When we get hit, or strenuous exercise or bend over to pick up heavy objects- you may feel the pulsing. If this is it, nothing we can do. Show your family doctor. Do you have high blood pressure? Check your blood pressure. ...Read more

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