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Bulging neck veins 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.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you noticed the bulging neck veins?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. Past medical history?

    Why: e.g heart attack, disease of heart muscle, severe lung disease may suggest right heart failure; Rheumatic heart disease - may suggest tricuspid heart valve stenosis or regurgitation; Rheumatoid arthritis, chronic renal failure, tuberculosis, chest radiotherapy, heart operation, heart trauma - may suggest causes of Constrictive pericarditis.

  3. Cigarette smoking?

    Why: is a major risk factor for lung cancer which may cause superior vena caval obstruction and thus bulging neck veins.

  4. Symptoms of right ventricular heart failure?

    Why: e.g. ankle swelling, abdominal swelling, nausea.

  5. Symptoms of lung cancer?

    Why: e.g. cough, blood in sputum, shortness of breath, weight loss, chest pain.

  6. Symptoms of retrosternal thyroid?

    Why: e.g. bulging veins on chest wall, mild discomfort with swallowing, mild shortness of breath.

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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