Visible Veins On Face, Neck Or Upper Chest

What Causes Veins On Face, Neck Or Upper Chest?

Veins on face, neck or upper chest can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose veins on face, neck or upper chest, we could:
  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "veins on face, neck or upper chest" as a symptom.  For example, rosacea.

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
major steroid use
irritated eyes
severe facial burning/tingling
a very enlarged nose
dark/flushed facial coloring
rosacea
frequent red eyelids
facial flushing
... and so on

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of veins on face, neck or upper chest.

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Skin Conditions section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about visible veins on face, neck or upper chest:
Do you have Telangiectasia (persistent red or blue veins on your face, upper chest or neck)?
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ No
→ Mild (a few veins)
→ Moderate
→ Severe (many veins)
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either not having visible veins on face or visible veins on face, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as Rosacea.

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