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Black Veins Under Tongue
I'm 27, my tongue is pierced. once in a while the left side of the bottem ball hurts. I now have noticed black veins under my tongue. Normal?
Trauma or.....: Trauma or infection are most common causes of soreness. Please see a Dentist. Trauma means tissue damage. Infection can spread. Please see a Dentist. Dark veins under tongue probably normal (sub-lingual veins). See a Dentist to make sure. Know that the balls can cause traumatic injury and recession to gums/bone. Balls can also fracture teeth. Tongue piercing just isn't healthy or smart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal: Normal- actually- very dark blue may appear black. ...Read more
My husband noticed that his tongue looks like black veins underneath. Is this normal? He has no pain
What cause the redness under your tongue and black veins, also the fatness on the side of your tongue ?
Veins : Red vessels are arteries full of oxygen. Darker vessels are usually blue/purple veins. They are a different color due to their lack of oxygen. You can see them under your tongue because the mucosa layer covering them is very thin there. The tongue is a muscle, so pretty much anything regarding its natural size and shape is muscular in nature. ...Read more
The right side of my tongue and underneath it, is swollen.Underneath my tongue on the right side the veins are, really black and purple.on top its red?
Im a male 22 years old with black raised veins on the back bottom left side of my tongue. I've been using dipping tobacco for six years and I have some yellowing on the top of my tongue?
First HIV test negative have white tongue and soar throat noticed underneath tongue the veins look black is it HIV related?
Probably normal...: Veins carry low oxygen blood back to the heart and are darker in color than oxygen-rich blood. Shallow vessels are more obvious in color. A large superficial pair of tongue veins (ranine veins) are quite obvious on exam (see picture). Enlarged varicose veins at base of the tongue have been reported in some cases of liver disease. If these are new, simple exam and liver labs may be in order. ...Read more
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