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Im a 230lb male, age 40. Recently noticed a vein? when touching

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I'm a 230lb male, age 40. Recently noticed a vein? when touching my right torso, just north of diaphram and to the side (not near middle of torso). No pain, heat, very mild tenderness -- I think as a result of me palpating it obsessively. Seems to get more prominent when I palpate, but not visual. No other remarkable symptoms. Thx
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How tall are you?

Do you have any medical problems or take any medications?

Do you have any other symptoms?

Could you take a picture of it? If that is possible I can show you how to upload it here for my review. Make sure the picture is in focus.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I'm 6ft tall. On lisinirpol for high BP; Lexapro and Klonopin for anxiety. I have contipation regularly (chew lots of gum). I do drink wine on regular basis. A don't think picture would show anything as vein? not visual just palpation do I notice it.


Ok. I understand. It is more something you can feel rather than see.

From your post I believe you are feeling the normal intercostal muscles and tendons that are in this area. If you strain them they can become slightly tender for a time. I've actually experienced something like what you are talking about myself.

Since you are not having any other symptoms I do not believe you have anything to worry about. The best thing you can do at this point is to, as my wife is always telling me, stop picking at it :)

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Great response (very empathetic) and I do recall picking up my child or straining and yelping recently. Since I drink more than I should I am sensitive to that area-but this is above diaphram and I learned the worriesome portal veins are south. Yes, I'm a hypochondriac with good reason :) Thanks so much. You were very good.

Just because your a hypochondriac doesn't mean you can't get sick ;-)

But, in this case, I think you will be fine.

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Take care and have a good week :)
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