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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 (Definition)

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


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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 ...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?

A lot of things.: Increased "valsalva" from laughing, straining, etc., exertion in general, thin skin, heat, pale skin making them more visible...lots of things. There are virtually no serious medical conditions that would cause prominent forehead veins and those that might would almost certainly have other significant symptoms. A vein specialist can often eliminate these veins if you'd like. ...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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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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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