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Why does my left neck vein bulge when i'm talking, laughing, lying down, bending down, or just when i'm sitting upright? It's very visible.
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: JVD
Jugular venous distension: most of time is normal in some individuals.
The question is whether or not there is something compressing it nearby: sup. Vena cava syndrome or whether or not there is a disease in the heart or lungs that increases the pressure in the venous system (congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary emboli, copd, lung cancer. Get checked for lung and heart.

In brief: JVD
Jugular venous distension: most of time is normal in some individuals.
The question is whether or not there is something compressing it nearby: sup. Vena cava syndrome or whether or not there is a disease in the heart or lungs that increases the pressure in the venous system (congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary emboli, copd, lung cancer. Get checked for lung and heart.
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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