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Bulging neck veins: Introduction

Bulging neck veins: Unusual bulging of neck veins or arteries. See detailed information below for a list of 10 causes of Bulging neck veins, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Bulging neck veins:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Bulging neck veins

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Causes of Types of Bulging neck veins:

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Stories from Users for Bulging neck veins

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Message Boards for Bulging neck veins

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Diagnostic tests for Bulging neck veins:

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

  • Physical examination
    • Examine the Internal jugular vein for height and character. It gives information about the function of the right side of the heart. Position the patient lying down at a 45 degree angle. If the height is more than 3 cm above the sternal angle it is often a sign of failure of the right ventricle of the heart or volume overload
    • Examine the cardiovascular system for signs of right ventricular failure (e.g. blue skin of the peripheries, tender enlarged liver, ankle swelling , distended abdomen due to ascites); tricuspid heart valve stenosis or regurgitation ( e.g. distinctive heart murmur); constrictive pericarditis ( e.g. low blood pressure, impalpable heart beat, soft heart sounds, enlarged liver and spleen, swollen ankles)
    • Examine for signs of superior vena caval obstruction ( obstruction of the large vein that returns blood from head, neck and upper limbs to the heart) e.g. blue face, swelling of the eyes, nil pulsation of the internal jugular vein, bulging veins on chest wall
    • Examine for signs of a cause of the superior vena caval obstruction e.g. lung cancer, goiter, aortic aneurysm
  • Blood tests
  • more tests...»

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Bulging neck 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 neck 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 neck veins: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Bulging neck 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 to die from undiagnosed heart attack, or from delaying too long to call 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 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 condition tend to have heavy periods, since 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 can be fatal. It should be considered for more »

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

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

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Bulging neck veins: Related Rare Diseases

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Bulging neck veins: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Bulging neck veins:

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Detailed list of causes of Bulging neck veins

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How Common are these Causes of Bulging neck 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 neck veins. Of the 10 causes of Bulging neck veins that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Bulging neck veins:

The following list of conditions have 'Bulging neck 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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Causes of Bulging neck veins Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Bulging neck veins based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

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

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

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Bulging neck veins:

    Subtypes of Bulging neck veins:

    Jugular vein distention (6 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Bulging neck veins:

    Neck symptoms (833 causes), Bulging veins (3 causes), Vein symptoms (68 causes), Blood vessel symptoms (480 causes), Circulatory system symptoms (1579 causes)

    Symptoms related to Bulging neck veins:

    Vein symptoms (68 causes), Neck symptoms (833 causes), Neck pain (148 causes), Vein pain (6 causes), Circulation symptoms (1579 causes), Vein inflammation, Heart disorders, Heart failure (274 causes), Pericardial effusion (37 causes), Constrictive pericarditis (27 causes), Chest tumor, Cancer in chest region

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