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I've noticed my neck veins have become engorged, is this a sign of pulmonary hypertension
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Dr. Donald Elton
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Can be
It can be but problems with the left side of the heart are far more common and need to be ruled out first with testing and an exam and medical history.
Some engorgement can be normal when you're lying flat but would be abnormal if relaxed and sitting upright.

In brief: Can be
It can be but problems with the left side of the heart are far more common and need to be ruled out first with testing and an exam and medical history.
Some engorgement can be normal when you're lying flat but would be abnormal if relaxed and sitting upright.
Dr. Donald Elton
Dr. Donald Elton
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Dr. Fernando Torres
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: It may be
But there are many other reasons why your neck veins are engorged.
You will need to see a doctor for them to evaluate you specially if you are having shortness of breath.

In brief: It may be
But there are many other reasons why your neck veins are engorged.
You will need to see a doctor for them to evaluate you specially if you are having shortness of breath.
Dr. Fernando Torres
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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Not necessarily
A more common reason would be increase in abdominal pressure( think of weightlifters) or systemic htn.
Symptoms of pulmonary HTN are shortness of breath, dizziness, vague chest pain and early in the disease a slowly decreasing exercise capacity.

In brief: Not necessarily
A more common reason would be increase in abdominal pressure( think of weightlifters) or systemic htn.
Symptoms of pulmonary HTN are shortness of breath, dizziness, vague chest pain and early in the disease a slowly decreasing exercise capacity.
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
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