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Vien throbbing under my right eye

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Hi, under my right eye, seems like I have a vien that has been throbbing for about 3 weeks now. The vien is around the area of my cheek bone and eye socket. Sometimes the throbbing is more visible, but not going away.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 4 years ago.

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Does it seem/feel like the area is twitching?

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 4 years ago.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Hi Dr. Rick,

Sorry I missed you. It doesn't feel like twitching, rather feels like a vein with blood pumping through, like a pulse.

Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 4 years ago.
No problem. If you can feel a pulse that would be an artery (the high pressure vessels that come off your heart).

It is possible that you have a normal vessel that is just close to the skin where you can feel it. I have an artery like that at the base of my thumb -- all the anatomy textbooks say that it shouldn't be there, but I guess my Mom didn't read the book when I was being maid lol!

It is also possible that you have an abnormal artery/aneurysm....

The best way to be sure everything is OK is, of course, to have a complete exam. I think I'd see an ophthalmologist first as they have the most knowledge about structures around the eyes. My bet is that everything is OK and you have nothing to worry about. But. Better safe then sorry, eh?

Does this make sense to you?

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