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Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
Phlebology
43 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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.

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Dr. James Rochester Dr. Rochester
Family Medicine
22 years in practice
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For 5 months having constant left temple pain and tingling numb feeling in forehead on left side then the left vein in my temple started showing?

For 5 months having constant left temple pain and tingling numb feeling in forehead on left side then the left vein in my temple started showing?

Need eval: Several things come to mind and the concern for temporal arteritis is high (a diagnosis one does not want to miss). Best to see your doctor for evaluation ASAP. Best of luck. Dr R

Dr. Albert Malvehy Dr. Malvehy
Phlebology
17 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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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).

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
Phlebology
43 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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.

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
Phlebology
43 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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.

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Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
Phlebology
43 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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.

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
Phlebology
43 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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.

Dr. Albert Malvehy Dr. Malvehy
Phlebology
17 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Gabriel Goren Dr. Goren
Surgery
54 years in practice
The Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School
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Why do some people have bulging veins in their foreheads?

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...

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Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
Phlebology
43 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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.

Dr. Gabriel Goren Dr. Goren
Surgery
54 years in practice
The Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School
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Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
Phlebology
43 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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.

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
Phlebology
43 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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.

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
Emergency Medicine
5 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is it bad that my veins sometimes show on the side of my forehead.?

Is it bad that my veins sometimes show on the side of my forehead.?

No: Visible veins on the side of the head is not bad. When blood does not drain from the head as fast as it is arriving, veins can become engorged and appear enlarged. As long as they are not painful, tender or bleeding there is little to worry about.

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Dr. Gabriel Goren Dr. Goren
Surgery
54 years in practice
The Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School
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What does it mean if you have a large vein pop out on your forehead?

Usually,: Means nothing wrong except a cosmetic nuisance. It can be treated by removing it if big enough or injecting it.

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
Phlebology
43 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What causes a protruding vein on the right side of someone's forehead?

What causes a protruding vein on the right side of someone's 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.

Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh Dr. Ramkaransingh
Radiology - Interventional
16 years in practice
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Can you tell me if I have a protruding vein on side of forehead, is that normal?

Yes: Visible veins on the side of the forehead are normal branches of the superficial temporal vein. They are noticeable on people with pale skin and also those without very much subcutaneous fat in that region. They are normal and require no therapy.

Dr. Nick Debnath Dr. Debnath
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
16 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Vein appeared on forehead should I worry?

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

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Dr. James Isobe Dr. Isobe
Phlebology
50 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ram Madasu Dr. Madasu
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
24 years in practice
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
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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.

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