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What Causes The Vein On My Neck To Bulge
Calm down: Anger causes one to strain, thus increasing the pressure within the chest. This pressure is transmitted to the veins in the chest, and upwards to the head and neck area, resulting in bulging veins, increased redness. A good example is when one sees a singer holding a note, or when a weight lifter strains to hold the barbells. Relax, count to ten taking slow breaths in and out to hide them. ...Read more
My neck vein above my left collarbone is always very visible almost bulging w/pulse. I've never had this before. What could cause this ?
Normal variant?: It's possible that it could be a narrowing of the vein between there and the heart, or a clot in the vein, but either of those would be extremely unlikely in a healthy 20 year old man without a significant surgical history. The more likely cause is that it is just a normal variant. We all have a little abnormality or asymmetry with one thing or another. ...Read more
Very prominent neck vein on left side almost bulging starting right above collarbone, doctor says its normal but what could cause this ? Male 21 150lb
Anomaly: or a less common anatomic variance may explain this. Concern is raised if this is new or worsening or if other associated signs and symptoms are present. It can be an initial manifestation of SVC syndrome which had multiple causes, generally caused by mass effect on the major blood vessels. ...Read more
What causes bulging vein/ artery in neck with visible pulse? Is it a sign I'm too skinny? Or a different underlying condition?
Common finding: Many people are thin enough to have easily visible neck veins and arteries. when you are lying down, these vessels are more prominent and the veins often become difficult to see when you are upright. if your vessels are more prominent than normal (a doctor's physical exam is needed), it can be a sign of a more serious vascular condition, but if you are otherwise healthy, that is very unlikely ...Read more
Increased pressure: The act of lol results in a valsalva maneuver, where holding of the breath causes increase in the chest pressure. This pressure acts upon the veins in the chest, and is pushed upwards to the head and neck area, resulting in bulging veins. This is a normal situation, so keep on lol; it's good for you. ...Read more
Vein in the Neck: All people have veins in the neck and some are more pronounced in some individuals. Those with little subcutaneous fat in the neck (usually children) can often prominently display these just below the skin (commonly the external jugular). With straining the muscles of the neck they can become more visible. If "congested" and very prominent at rest in a seated position, a check may be warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When my 2 year old son cries a vein in his neck seems to bulge out? Is this normal? My doc seemed to fob it off when questioned.
Could be: When you cry you increase the pressure inside your chest cavity. That in turn makes it more difficult for blood to flow back to the heart from the head. Think by analogy if you were stepping on a garden hose there would be a "bulging" of the hose behind your foot. Now as to why he is crying so hard, I am not sure and you have to supply more information. ...Read more
I've been noticing both my veins in my neck are permanently bulging even if i don't speak. Is it normal? How can I make it smaller again?
Normal: Neck veins distend when we lie with our head lower than our heart or when we strain. With straining, the pressure within the chest increases and the blood flow through the neck veins decrease resulting in them enlarging. This is normal. Levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and any increase in pressure within the chest will enlarge the neck veins. Your veins seem to be normal.L. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer