Swollen Blood Vessels on the Belly

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Internal medicine

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  • There are blood vessels on the tummy

  • There are blood vessels on the belly

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Caput medusae is the name for a cluster of painless, swollen veins in the tummy/abdomen. It is sometimes called the palm tree sign.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Are there swollen blood vessels protruding from the skin around your belly?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have nausea or vomiting?

  • Do you have abdominal pain (stomach ache)?

  • Do you have loose stools or diarrhea?

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