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Veins (Definition)

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


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What doctor to see about veins on face and inner arms bulge and pulsate and turning areas blue.

What doctor to see about veins on face and inner arms bulge and pulsate and turning areas blue.

Start: Start with your primary care physician who can then guide you in the right direction based on presentation. Some of this may be normal. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel veins pulsate in short sporadic bursts, often hard and sometimes painful? In arms, legs & shoulders. Is this clotting / dvt?

No: Arteries pulsate. In general veins do not. Irregular or high or low pulse rates need clarification. From being out of shape to having significant arrythmias. Cardiology is the discipline to help you and holter monitor is a tool. Dvt usually cause swelling not pulsations. Vascular surgeons help sort that out with ultrasound. ...Read more

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In the back left of my head i feel a vein pulsing quickly, much faster than my heartbeat for 10-15 sec. 2-3x a day for the past 3 days. What is it?

In the back left of my head i feel a vein pulsing quickly, much faster than my heartbeat for 10-15 sec. 2-3x a day for the past 3 days. What is it?

Not a vessel: A blood vessel (either vein or artery) cannot pulsate any more quickly than your heart. So what you are experiencing is more likely a muscle twitching or spasm. Yes, there are muscles in the back of the head- try raising your eyebrows, and you will likely feel the back of your head tightening too. This is not likely worrisome, but if it persists, call your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I have a painful throbbing sensation on my big toe, it feels like a vein pulsing every two minutes, some extremely painful some I barely feel.

I have a painful throbbing sensation on my big toe, it feels like a vein pulsing every two minutes, some extremely painful some I barely feel.

Inflamed toe.: The painful throbbing is most likely due to the heart pumping blood, with resistance, through congested and/or inflamed tissues of the toe. The inflammation causes the pain receptors to emit painful signals. The key to finding the cause is to find the cause of the inflammation. The possible reasons could include conditions such as gout or possibly a compression injury to the toe. See your doctor. ...Read more

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There is a vein pulsing right under my left eyelid. I wear contacts. Should I do anything?

There is a vein pulsing right under my left eyelid. I wear contacts. Should I do anything?

Myokymia: Random twitching of an eyelid, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles within a muscle). Myokymia starts and stops spontaneously. In the eyelids, it can last a few minutes to a few days. It can be caused by stress, dry eyes, lack of sleep. Dryness from contacts. ...Read more

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For a few nights now I have laid down to sleep, but I am interrupted by what feels like a vein pulsing on the outside of my right foot. Not painful.

For a few nights now I have laid down to sleep, but I am interrupted by what feels like a vein pulsing on the outside of my right foot. Not painful.

Pulsing: It wouldn't be a vein that pulsates and it's doubtful that a prominent arterial pulse would be felt in that area. Perhaps you are feeling the twitching of an irritable muscle in that part of the foot. This appears to be more of a nuisance than anything serious. Consult a physician as needed. ...Read more

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Feels like a vein pulsing in ear canal, occurs for a few seconds when burp/hiccup, I can't hear it I just feel it pulse like heart beat uncomfortable.

Feels like a vein pulsing in ear canal, occurs for a few seconds when burp/hiccup, I can't hear it I just feel it pulse like heart beat uncomfortable.

Otitis w effusion: You may have otitis media w effusion (also called serous otitis) where normal ear drainage & pressure-equalizing systems are blocked. Tho antihistamines or decongestants may relieve some congestion, they are not proven cures. Generally, this clears on its own in 10-12 weeks. See your clinician or ear-nose-throat specialist if worsens, doesn't get better, or you have concerns. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Iwithin the past two weeks I get a throbbing pain in what seems to be the vein in my left arm and right side of the neck. Whats causing this?

Iwithin the past two weeks I get a throbbing pain in what seems to be the vein in my left arm and right side of the neck. Whats causing this?

Throbbing neck/arm: Could be nerve irritation from cervical spine, , muscle sprain or impingement like thoracic outlet or actual clot in vein , would f/u/ w/ doc next 24-48 hours ...Read more

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My middle finger on my right hand started moving involuntarily. I felt a throbbing in my wrist and turned my arm over i could see the vein throbbing.

My middle finger on my right hand started moving involuntarily.  I felt a throbbing in my wrist and turned my arm over i could see the vein throbbing.

Muscle Spasm: This may be a muscle spasm. These spasms sometimes occur without identifiable cause. The twitching "vein" was likely a muscle. If this continues, or worsens, would recommend seeking medical attention. ...Read more

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I have like pulsing pain in the left side of my neck, its like my vein is trying to push too thick of blood through. Should i be worried?

I have like pulsing pain in the left side of my neck, its like my vein is trying to push too thick of blood through. Should i be worried?

No: No the vein does. It pulsate your feeling of pulsation is a combination of artery in the neck and muscle spasm . Try to relax and apply heat pad on the area you will feel better ...Read more

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My upper arm keeps twitching and pulsing it started today today what's wrong?

My upper arm keeps twitching and pulsing it started today today what's wrong?

Hmmmm: Tremors and abnormal motions of your arm such as hemiballismus can be from a neurological condition. They can be associated brain lesions or tumors. I would suggest you see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Random pulsing but brief pains on the bottom part of my arm, sometimes extends to hand.Sometimes stays in shoulder area.What is that? Thank you

Random pulsing but brief pains on the bottom part of my arm, sometimes extends to hand.Sometimes stays in shoulder area.What is that? Thank you

Shoulder problem: Shifting discomfort shoulder, forearm ; hand suggest shoulder disorder, with impingement of ulnar tract of brachial neurovascular structures. Absence of neck pain is significant. Constellation of symptoms suggests thoracic outlet syndrome (tos). Chronic low back pain ; femaleness might be clues to joint hypermobility syndrome ; fibromyalgia. See brighton criteria. A neurologist can diagnose. ...Read more

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I was playing around and I got pushed down and my head smaked off the sofa arm and it's hard.. Now it's pulsing also got OCD so I'm very worried?

I was playing around and I got pushed down and my head smaked off the sofa arm and it's hard.. Now it's pulsing also got OCD so I'm very worried?

Seek evaluation if: worsen. Have someone observe. Symptoms of concussion: Loss of consciousness, amnesia, confusion, repeating question, dizziness, lightheaded, unsteady, blurred/double vision, ringing in ears, personality change, difficulty talking/eating, persistent headaches. If serious, symptoms will usually develop within 24 hrs after accident. Symptoms may last for days, weeks, months. Best regards. ...Read more

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I've been having the occasional pulsing sensation of on my left testicle. I noticed it might be resonating from the vein. Is this a sign of cancer?

I've been having the occasional pulsing sensation of on my left testicle. I noticed it might be resonating from the vein. Is this a sign of cancer?

See doctor: The pulsing sensation is not generally associated with cancer but you should see your doctor to resolve this. Other things than cancer can affect the testis and it is a sensitive organ to insults. ...Read more