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Is it normal for big veins to appear under my tongue they are really black and raised up.

Is it normal for big veins to appear under my tongue they are really black and raised up.

It is normal: These are normal anatomic structures of the tongue. Nothing to be worry. ...Read more

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Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...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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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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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 red swollen vein under my tongue that sticks out a little bit. Any ideas on what can help?

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

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I have a blister under my tongue it fills with fluid then bursts, is it a gland , .It is like a vein

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

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The skin under my tongue is peeling and one of the veins literally appears like it's going to pop out. I looks like there's barely any skin holding it?

The skin under my tongue is peeling and one of the veins literally appears like it's going to pop out. I looks like there's barely any skin holding it?

Seen a dentist?: When was your last visit to the dentist? I call dentist as disease detectives. They can not only help prevent and maintain oral health, but can help identify other diseases too. Especially as it is an issue related to your mouth, start with a dental visit, have your dentist check you thoroughly and help our guide you in the right direction. Oral cancer screening are always very good ...Read more

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Roof of my mouth is yellow when i shine light on it and my nebula looks yellowish with veins,dark veins under my tongue, no pain, i have acid reflux?

Roof of my mouth is yellow when i shine light on it and my nebula looks yellowish with veins,dark veins under my tongue, no pain, i have acid reflux?

Get examined: this sounds like oral icterus from liver illness.Since you did not provide a photo, it is impossible to diagnose. Go to see your physician ASAP ...Read more

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