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Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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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?

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?

See doctor today: This could be an infection that needs antibiotics. Please see a doctor today. If you can not get in to see your regular doctor then go to an urgent care for evaluation. ...Read more

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Black spot on right side of tongue ? Diagnosed with papillae , veins darker

Black spot on right side of tongue ? Diagnosed with papillae , veins darker

Need to see: Requires examination. All depends on exactly where it is , the size, the symptoms, signs, and response to examination . See your Dentist. If need second opinion, see the Oral Surgeon. It is your mouth and you certainly want to have it healthy. Good Luck. ...Read more

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First HIV test negative have white tongue and soar throat noticed underneath tongue the veins look black is it HIV related?

First HIV test negative have white tongue and soar throat noticed underneath tongue the veins look black is it HIV related?

You do not have HIV: Your question has been repeatedly and accurately and graciously answered. It is rude to just dismiss this expert opinion and to ask the experts the same question over and over again. Your symptoms do not represent an HIV infection. ...Read more

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Why would the veins under my tongue be dark in colour?

Why would the veins under my tongue be dark in colour?

Common: This is common and most likely normal. There is a large number of superficial veins just below the under surface of the tongue. This is the reason that medications can be absorbed into the blood stream by placement medications "under the tongue". The overlying skin of the base of the tongue is very thin. Thus, veins may look prominent and dark in color. ...Read more

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Dark red veins under your tongue indicates what?

Sublingual veins : .. Are very large and provide a convenient area to get meds such as nitroglycerine into your system quickly. Many people have visually striking veins here. ...Read more

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If the two huge veins under your tongue got cut would it be fatal? And is it normal for them to be literally popping out?

If the two huge veins under your tongue got cut would it be fatal? And is it normal for them to be literally popping out?

Sublingual veins: If they were cut and no pressure was applied, it is possible you could hemorrhage significantly from that area. It is possible that you could die from uncontrolled hemorrhage in that area. However, the description of them being prominent or popping out is completely normal. That is the way they appear. Any questions, see an ENT to evaluate. ...Read more

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I have a small blue/purple dot under my tongue that I have not noticed before. Not sure if it is veins or something more serious. No pain?

I have a small blue/purple dot under my tongue that I have not noticed before. Not sure if it is veins or something more serious. No pain?

No worries: There are many veinules under the tongue and the dot you're speaking of is seen often in normal exams. Keep your eye on it...if it gets larger or swollen have it looked at by your dentist ...Read more

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