I have always had quite a prominent vein up the right side of my forehead which I don't mind at all - but about a week ago I was really straining while coughing (chest infection that is now better) a 1cm section of the vein swelled up into a small marble on the side of my head. This has been there for a week now. If I push it I can feel my pulse as the blood flows through it - so am certain it is not a cyst.
I went to the Doctors and he just said to leave it and it "might" clear up on its own in 4 to 6 weeks!
Can anyone tell me if it will clear up? I have trouble believing it will as the vein walls have obviously stretched and as they are under constant blood pressure I can not see how it will shrink down to vein size on its own.
It is making me quite self conscious that people are looking at it - and a few people have said "what have you done to your head".
Is there anything I can do to try and help it recover?
Many thanks for any thoughts/advice.
Male, gym fit, 48 years old.