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Forum Name: Heart Failure

Question: Massive veins etc

 Donovan - Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:45 pm

Often i get sleep apnea - esp if i lie on one side. I also have tingling letf hand and forearm and the last couple of days after i woke up from sleep apnea i had the largest neck veins i have ever seen. I have had a chest cough for about 3 months and cough up quite bubly phlem.

Any ideas?
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Sat Jan 29, 2005 6:59 pm

User avatar Dear Donovan,

Sleep apnea can cause the congested neck veins. Cough can cause congested neck veins if you saw your neck veins while you were coughing.

The phlegm is most probably some kind of a chest infection. i think it is not such a bad idea to have a chest x-ray done.

You need to be treated for sleep apnea. Have you had a sleep study? Did you try the bi-pap or the c-pap masks?

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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