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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 more
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My husband noticed that his tongue looks like black veins underneath. Is this normal? He has no pain
Normal: Normal- actually- very dark blue may appear black. ...Read more
It is normal: These are normal anatomic structures of the tongue. Nothing to be worry. ...Read more
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
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
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?
I'm 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?
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
My daughter has blueish-purple veins under her right side of her tongue. Do I need to seek for medical assistance?
Most people have...: ...visible veins under their tongues. If she has bleeding or other concerning symptoms, make an appointment now. Otherwise, ask her doctor at her next routine office visit. If she's beyond the "well child check up" age, schedule general check up for her. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
The underside of my tongue hurts and there is a small bump by the veins that hurts when I move my tongue around.?
See dentist: See your dentist or PCP or ENT asap. This is not to be ignored. ...Read more
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
I'm 34 yr's old & have noticed a varicose vein under my tongue. Feel well & look normal otherwise. No other symptom. Should I be worried? Thanks.
Sounds OK: The skin in your mouth is more transparent than it is outside so the veins show through more. If no pain or swelling, taste or discharge; then it is probably normal. The next time you see your dentist have him or her look just to reassure you. ...Read more
So I've heard bumps in the back of the tongue are normal but mine are pretty huge! Is that normal? I also saw like 2 purplish veins in the middle?
TASTE BUDS and normal veins/location
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
On the bottom of my tongue where my veins are I have these tiny protrusions. There hard to see and there in the same spot on both sides. Is it normal?
Yes: The veins turn and have valves that help with flow. You may notice this on areas that are not covered with 'thick skin' the most including under your tongue. Totally normal. ...Read more
I have a blister under my tongue it fills with fluid then bursts, is it a gland, . It is like a vein
Mucocele: Small mucous glands in this area can become clogged and the mucous builds up causing the swelling. It is only a problem when it can't drain. If it persists, see an oral surgeon. ...Read more
I have a red swollen vein under my tongue that sticks out a little bit. Any ideas on what can help?
See a doctor: Not sure what that could be with the information given. I would recommend you see a dentist or medical doctor. ...Read more
I have a ball like lump under my tongue on the right side of the connecting piece. It is dark like the veins, should I be worried?
Possibly: Probably nothing to worry about, but examination needed to determine diagnosis and treatment plan. Please call your Dentist. If you don't have one, ask family/friends/coworkers for recommendation. The smartest thing you can do is seek a professional examination. ...Read more