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Pulsating Vein. Is this something to be worried about ?

Yesterday I noticed what appears to be a vein pulsating in my left arm.I can actually see & feel it, it s been almost continual since I first noticed it - is this something to be worried about? I am female, mid 50 s with no known medical problems
Asked On : Mon, 11 Jul 2011
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You are probably looking at a pulsating brachial artery towards the inside of your arm. It may be a normal finding especially in old age when skin fat is reduced making arteries and veins prominent. It can occur after exercise, meals, alcohol, high blood pressure and older age. Better to get your blood pressure tested for safety.
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