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Anyone here got bulging temple veins/arteries?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 8, 2010
  • 10:32 AM


I'm 18 years old, male, keep fit, weight train about 3 -4 times a week, eat healthily, don't drink much and don't smoke.

Over the past couple of months or so I've began to notice that I have 2 bulging arteries on both my left and right temples (right one is more noticeable). They are very unsightly and are starting to effect my social life. They come up badly when I'm hot or been doing excerise. I thought it was pretty normal but they are actually noticeable even when I'm not even doing anything! in certain light you can see an outline of a pumping artery, urrgghh something to impress the ladies with eh?

I don't nessasarily get any headaches/temple pains/scalp pains etc I have had a couple of mild headaches but I don't think their related to the temples?

Anyway, I've done some research and I'm reading a lot about 'temporal arteritis' which I seriously don't believe I have, because I'm only 18 and I'm not suffering major pains in the head area. I do sometimes feel light headed and a bit fatuiged but I reckon thats just tiredness or something.

Does anyone else have this problem or have any idea what it is? and most importantly, what causes it and is it dangerous?

I'm sick of looking like sprog some Star Trek :(

Thank you!

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