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Bulging abdominal veins: Introduction

Bulging abdominal veins: Bulging or protruding abdominal veins. See detailed information below for a list of 11 causes of Bulging abdominal veins, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Bulging abdominal veins:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Bulging abdominal veins. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Bulging abdominal veins: Symptom Checker

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Stories from Users for Bulging abdominal veins

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Message Boards for Bulging abdominal veins

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Diagnostic tests for Bulging abdominal veins:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Bulging abdominal veins. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Examine the prominent veins on the abdominal wall
    • Determine the direction of blood flow through the prominent veins both above and below the navel (i.e. by occluding the vein with the finger and emptying the blood from the vein below the occluding finger. Remove the second finger and if the vein refills, flow is occurring towards the occluding finger. If direction of flow is away from the navel both above and below the navel it suggests severe portal hypertension. If direction of flow is upwards towards the heart both above and below the navel it suggests inferior vena cava obstruction (blockage of the main vein that collects blood from the legs and empties into right side of heart) usually due to a tumor or thrombosis (clot within the vein)
    • Examine for other signs of portal hypertension e.g. enlarged spleen, hemorrhoids, ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity); and also examine for signs of possible causes of portal hypertension such as liver disease, chronic cardiac failure, constrictive pericarditis, lymphoma , leukemia
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Bulging abdominal veins: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Bulging abdominal veins

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Bulging abdominal veins. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Bulging abdominal veins: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Bulging abdominal veins

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions which may be causes of chest pain, causing fear of more »

Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails to be correctly diagnosed. Women with the more »

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal effect). One more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can simply be too small to accurately more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better more »

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Bulging abdominal veins: Related Rare Diseases

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Bulging abdominal veins: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Bulging abdominal veins

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How Common are these Causes of Bulging abdominal veins?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Bulging abdominal veins. Of the 11 causes of Bulging abdominal veins that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 11 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Bulging abdominal veins:

The following list of conditions have 'Bulging abdominal veins' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Bulging abdominal veins?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Bulging abdominal veins, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

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Medical Conditions associated with Bulging abdominal veins:

Bulging veins (3 causes), Vein symptoms (68 causes), Blood vessel symptoms (480 causes), Circulatory system symptoms (1579 causes)

Symptoms related to Bulging abdominal veins:

Bulging veins (3 causes), Abdominal mass (207 causes), Abdominal swelling (499 causes), Ascites (176 causes), Abdominal distention (68 causes), Caput medusae (14 causes), Acute pancreatitis (78 causes), Cirrhosis of the liver, Ovarian cyst (9 causes), Kidney tumor, Kidney cancer

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