Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
Symptoms » Jugular vein distention

Jugular vein distention

Jugular vein distention: Introduction

Jugular vein distention: The bulging distention of the jugular vein. See detailed information below for a list of 6 causes of Jugular vein distention, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

» Review Causes of Jugular vein distention: Causes

Causes of Jugular vein distention:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Jugular vein distention. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

» Review Causes of Jugular vein distention: Causes

Home Diagnostic Testing and Jugular vein distention

Home medical tests possibly related to Jugular vein distention:

Stories from Users for Jugular vein distention

Real-life user stories relating to Jugular vein distention:

Jugular vein distention: Animations

Causes of General Symptom Types

Research the causes of these more general types of symptom:

Research the causes of related medical symptoms such as:

Causes of Similar Symptoms to Jugular vein distention

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Jugular vein distention:

Jugular vein distention: Deaths

Read more about causes and Jugular vein distention deaths.

Misdiagnosis and Jugular vein distention

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 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, 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 more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and 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 heart attack, whereas there are various less dangerous possibilities. After all, more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test 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 that more »

Jugular vein distention: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

Other ways to find a doctor, or use doctor, physician and specialist online research services:

Hospitals & Clinics: Jugular vein distention

Research extensive quality ratings and patient safety measures for hospitals, clinics and medical facilities in health specialties related to Jugular vein distention:

Jugular vein distention: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Jugular vein distention: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Detailed list of causes of Jugular vein distention

The list below shows some of the causes of Jugular vein distention mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Jugular vein distention?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Jugular vein distention. Of the 6 causes of Jugular vein distention 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
  • 6 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Jugular vein distention:

The following list of conditions have 'Jugular vein distention' 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.

Select from the following alphabetical view of conditions which include a symptom of Jugular vein distention or choose View All.


Join in at the forums

Ask or answer a question about symptoms or diseases at one of our free interactive user forums.

Medical story forums: If you have a medical story then we want to hear it.

See a list of all the medical forums

Causes of Jugular vein distention Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Jugular vein distention based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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

    Classifications of Jugular vein distention:

    Medical Conditions associated with Jugular vein distention:

    Bulging veins (3 causes), Blood vessel symptoms (480 causes), Vein symptoms (68 causes), Bulging neck veins (10 causes), Neck symptoms (833 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Circulatory system symptoms (1579 causes)

    Symptoms related to Jugular vein distention:

    Neck pain (148 causes), Jugular vein symptoms, Bulging veins (3 causes), Cardiac tamponade (29 causes), Heart failure (274 causes), Hypervolemia, Chronic constrictive pericarditis, Superior vena cava obstruction

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

    Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:

    These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Related medical articles from our Disease Center for Jugular vein distention:

    More Ways To Research Medical Signs and Symptoms:


    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise