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It looks like your jugular vein is slightly distended
It should bulge out when you hold your breath
but if the other side is not like this, it suggests that there may be something blocking the flow
this could be an enlarged lymph node, scarring, etc.
This is not something that you need to go to the ER again for
did you see what I wrote
I know this- your connective tissue is very friable and prone to rupture, particularly the arteries
So both sides are swollen when you hold your breath?
I thought your said it was bilateral
Do you have a headache or dizziness
do you have a vascular surgeon?
another possibility is a membrane is occluding the vein and it is causing the blood flow to back up a little
You need a GP like yesterday
And a vascular surgeon
This is not an ER case- because they would tell you to follow up with a vascular surgeon- I know- because I am an ER doc
unless you have headache, visual problems, worsening dizziness, numbness or tingling
more like stroke- but this is super rare
And it is numbness of hands face, etc.
did you get that?
I hope that I provided you with excellent service? :-)?
welcome. I see you have picked up the texan style already
keep me posted