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A 16-year-old male asked:

Whats the cause of dark red specks underneath the tongue?

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Dr. Lisa Frisbie-Teel
15 years experience
Most likely vesicles: See your dentist for a thorough head and neck exam to screen for cancer and other abnormalities!
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Dr. Thomas Mchugh
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Tongue: What you may be seeing are varicosities or veins close to the surface on the underside of the tongue. Are they uncomfortable or do they change position? If yes, see your dentist.
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