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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...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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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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Is it normal for a 5 year old to have visible dark veins in the forehead?

Is it normal for a 5 year old to have visible dark veins in the forehead?

Fair kid: This is not at all unusual for a child with fair skin. Superficial veins can be noted all over the face and head in light skinned blonde kids. ...Read more

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What do veins on the forehead mean? I've never noticed them until now that they are more visible. One vein specially by the hair liine

What do veins on the forehead mean? I've never noticed them until now that they are more visible. One vein specially by the hair liine

Age: As we age, the skin thins out and we can see veins on our face, hands, chest. They can be aggravated or enlarged with dilation of the vessel with weightlifting, heat, etc....But mostly genetics. Injection sclerotherapy can treat these areas to decrease the size, therefore reduce the appearance. See a vein specialist: www.Phlebology.Org or www.Morrisonvein.Com. ...Read more

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Hello the veins on the right side of my neck are really visible and it looks sickly. It happens when I smile, and my forehead vein sticks out. Help!?

Hello the veins on the right side of my neck are really visible and it looks sickly. It happens when I smile, and my forehead vein sticks out. Help!?

Dear Miss Veiny: I am sorry that your Right Jugular vein is looking sickly today and your forehead is bulging. Some people are born with conspicuous veins that appear through the skin. In some cultures a sign of beauty. Shift your gaze, tilt your neck and admire the beauty of your visible circulation. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have a clearly visible pulsating artery on the right side of my forehead. Always palpable, definitely not a vein. Should I see a doctor?

Sometimes I have a clearly visible pulsating artery on the right side of my forehead. Always palpable, definitely not a vein. Should I see a doctor?

Temporal Artery: What you are describing is the temporal artery. There is one on either side of the forehead and in some individuals it is clearly seen and easily palpable. This is a normal finding in many people depending on genetics age and type of skin. There is no need to see a doctor about this unless you very worried about it. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have visible veins on your head?

What does it mean to have visible veins on your head?

that is normal: If you have fair skin, it is completely normal to see veins under the skin surface. Light blue veins, in particular, are common and are called reticular veins. Veins you can feel or skin discoloration (darkening) around the veins are abnormal. Otherwise, no need to do anything. ...Read more

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Hi doctor.. I hv a prominant forhead vein, it becomes more visible while laufing nd lying down.. It looks awfull.. I wantd to ask why is it so visible.

Hi doctor.. I hv a prominant forhead vein, it becomes more visible while laufing nd lying down.. It looks awfull.. I wantd to ask why is it so visible.

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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Do hydrocephaluscause your veins in your head to be visible or pop out?

Do hydrocephaluscause your veins in your head to be visible or pop out?

Not usually: Things would have to get severe end-stage and desperate prior to the intracranial pressure causing veins to distend over the scalp. Usually, not overt external signs like this associated with hydrocephalus. Major venous thrombosis at the jugular levels could create a backup, and even increase in brain pressure. Have a visit to a neurologist and get the answers. ...Read more

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Soft spot feels sunken in when holding 6w girl upright not when lying down. Veins on head look visible and feel dented or deep cut. Are these normal?

Soft spot feels sunken in when holding 6w girl upright not when lying down.  Veins on head look visible and feel dented or deep cut. Are these normal?

Probably. : It's normal for the soft spot to flatten, sink and bulge depending on positioning, crying and hydration status. And infants do normally have visible scalp veins. What matters is how is the baby acting? Feeding ok? Sleeping ok? Irritable? Fever? If other issues, contact your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I'm young & healthy. Noticed the veins in my neck and left cheek and forhead are all now visible (never noticed before)worried...could it be anxiety?

I'm young & healthy. Noticed the veins in my neck and left cheek and forhead are all now visible (never noticed before)worried...could it be anxiety?

No need to worry: Visible veins are not a cause for concern. You may wish to consult a doctor for anxiety, not the veins.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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

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My 9 yr old daughter was knocked down backwards but didn't hit her head. No visible bruises or swelling. 4days later dark veins n shoulder n neck pain?

My 9 yr old daughter was knocked down backwards but didn't hit her head. No visible bruises or swelling. 4days later dark veins n shoulder n neck pain?

Still is trauma: Glad she did not hit her head. Being knpcked backwards can still cause trauma. She may be manifesting a deep bruise on her shoulder and the neck pain would not be unexpected...You can try homeopathic arnica and see her doc if the neck pain persists. I am a fan of chiropractors and craniosacral therapy in cases like this as well. ...Read more

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Vein on forehead called?

Vein on forehead called?

Temporal vein: If you're talking about the side of the forehead, this is the superficial temporal vein. The front of the forehead is the supratrochealar or supraorbital (over the eyes). ...Read more

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How to hide forehead veins?

How to hide forehead veins?

Multiple options: I don't think that there is a single best way but there are mutiple options including sclerotherapy, ipl, laser, veinwave, veingogh and micro needle radio frequency. The size of the veins and the training and experience of the treating physician usually influence what treatment is recommended. My usual treatment is sclerotherapy or laser for very small veins. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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What causes veins to pop out on your forehead?

What causes veins to pop out on your 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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Protruding vein on forehead what does it mean?

Protruding vein on forehead what does it mean?

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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What causes veins to stick out in your forehead?

What causes veins to stick out in your 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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What would cause a vein to indent on my forehead?

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 some people have a prominent forehead vein?

Why do some people have a prominent forehead vein?

loss of fat: Some people have less subcutaneous fat in the forehead, so the vein is more visible. Cosmetic treatment can be performed with a laser by a vein specialist or phlebologist. ...Read more

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Why do some people have bulging veins in their foreheads?

Usually: Born that way. Quite frequent presentation.
Certainly, body builders, weight lifters can develop veins on the forehead, i suppose. Maybe a trumpetist as well... ...Read more

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What does it mean when the veins on your forehead pop out?

What does it mean when the veins on 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

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What does it mean when veins start showing on the forehead?

What does it mean when veins start showing on the 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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Veins can now be seen on each side of my forehead is that normal?

Veins can now be seen on each side of my forehead is that normal?

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