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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?

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 more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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My husband noticed that his tongue looks like black veins underneath. Is this normal? He has no pain

My husband noticed that his tongue looks like black veins underneath. Is this normal? He has no pain

Veins under tongue: It is normal to have darkened looking veins under the tongue. Veins are carrying blood without oxygen, which gives the dark color. However it is always best to have an examination to ensure that no other problems in the mouth exist. Take care. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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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Popped vein in tongue will heal? How long will it take?

Popped vein in tongue will heal? How long will it take?

Emergency! : See a dentist, an oral surgeon, or go to the emergency room immediately. The blood vessels, arteries and veins, in the tongue when perforated or rupture cause a hemorrhage where you can loose a lot of blood in a very short time - this can threaten your life! seek help immediately! ...Read more

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Found dark purple mark back side tongue looks like veins and hurts ?

Found dark purple mark back side tongue looks like veins and hurts ?

Physical exam: You need to have this area examined in person by your physician. A painful tongue lesion has many etiologies. Sometimes a biopsy (small piece) needs to be removed and examined under a microscope for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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My tongue is swollen and I have veins engorged underneath. Is it normal?

My tongue is swollen and I have veins engorged underneath. Is it normal?

Normal: The under side of the tongue normally has bulging veins. If you never looked at it closely it may look abnormal. See your dentist or an ENT to make sure it is not out of the ordinary. ...Read more

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Both sides of my tongue have really dark veins. I've never noticed before. Is this normal?

Both sides of my  tongue have really dark  veins.  I've never noticed before. Is this normal?

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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The area below tongue area is getting whitish and some veins have diff. Colour. Painless bumps also present. Do these mean anything?

The area below tongue area is getting whitish and some veins have diff. Colour. Painless bumps also present. Do these mean anything?

Normal, no problems: Some of these shapes and appearances that you have described are a part of normal anatomy. However, if you are concerned it is always good to check with your dentist. ...Read more

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Whats the dark purple veins on your tongue ?

Whats the dark purple veins on your tongue ?

Vein under tongue: They are just that-veins! sometimes they may become darker if the flow of blood is dimished-like vericose veins in the legs. ...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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My boyfriend kissed me and pulled my tongue new the vein underneath is beat red and my tongue is swollen?

My boyfriend kissed me and pulled my tongue new the vein underneath is beat red and my tongue is swollen?

Ruptured vein: This appears to be a vein that was traumatized when he pulled. it. It is a very bloody area and will swell dramatically... Time and care will eventually take their course but should resolve. Be careful and watch intake of hot food and coffee etc, This should resolve after several days. If persist or serious see your dentist. ...Read more

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I have a white bump on either side of my the vein under the middle of my tongue. They hurt, what are they?

I have a white bump on either side of my the vein under the middle of my tongue. They hurt, what are they?

Submaxillary ducks: You may be describing the openings of the submaxillary duck. These are major saliva glands which help you in the digestion of your food. This area could become sore for several reasons one simple reason might be some mild inflammation ,which you can probably resolve was gargling with some salt water. If it continues to bother you I suggest you see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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