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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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My husband has enlarged veins on his shaved head.. they were not visiable yesterday. He is 69 yrs. of age.
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Doctor :   Do they follow any pattern ?
User :   My husband has enlarged veins on the side of this head. He recently started shaving his head bald. He is 69 yrs. Should we be concerned. They were not there yesterday.
Doctor :   Does he complain of head ache ?
User :   No
Doctor :   Is he stressed out ?
User :   Yes he was for a few minutes
Doctor :   Did you notice the veins when he was stressed ?
User :   I have never noticed this type thing happening. Yes, I did notice this after he was complaining about our granddaughter LOL
User :   I hope it is as simple as that. Sorry to over react.
Doctor :   OK, actually when a person gets stressed out are in an migraine attack there will be increase blood supply to the head , which results in veins getting filled with blood and become evident

Doctor :   need not to worry
User :   Thank you so much..I love this service. I now can talk to a doctor without waiting for an hour and/or run off to the emergency room. again, Thank you
Doctor :   thanks for consulting, kindly provide your feedback
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