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My right jugular vein bulges (bubble) above collar bone when i strain. Is there concern of rupture if i continue exercising (crossfit and weights)?

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
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In brief: 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. Why you notice only one side is probably just anatomical variation.

In brief: 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. Why you notice only one side is probably just anatomical variation.
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Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No worries

Your external jugular vein will accomodate changes.
If you return to normal within a couple minutes after strain that is ok.

In brief: No worries

Your external jugular vein will accomodate changes.
If you return to normal within a couple minutes after strain that is ok.
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Dr. Daniel Solomon
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