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I am sorry to hear this. How long has this been happening?
What is your age please?
Any other medical problems?
Okay thanks, ***** ***** your age, this is more likely muscular. If you are not overweight, these vessels will often pulsate and be visible, again this is quite normal.
I would however get your doctor to examine your neck, they can refer you to physiotherapy if it isn't improving. Anti inflammatory medication is likely to help with this.
As per the symptoms in your crotch and legs, that is unlikely to be anything to do with this. But I would suggest examination would be needed to establish what may be happening.
Gosh, you managed to see them quickly.
Okay thanks, ***** ***** therefore suggest you need to get your doctor to examine you to assess what you are describing.
So if there was an issue with the vessels, it would more likely be causing symptoms such as headaches or problems with your blood pressure.
Therefore pain in the neck that is restricting is either muscular or due to inflammation. Swellings are important to check for as a possible cause such as your thyroid gland and lymphnodes.
So an autoimmune condition would show itself in your bloods, I do not think this sounds like one, but certainly worth investigating.
CRP, ESR, WCC, ANA, RF, these are the main ones.
No, the white cell count, yes, but the others need to be specifically requested.
That is my pleasure, unfortunately it really isn't obvious as to the cause of your symptoms from what we have discussed, this is why I think being examined is essential in moving forward with this.
No problem, so one condition wouldn't suddenly cause this. Tight areas like this are a musculo skeletal issue and would need physiotherapy if they persist and if you cannot manage them with exercise and good stretching.
That is my pleasure, I am sorry I cannot advise further on this at this point, take care.