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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
48 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
48 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Veins (Definition)

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


Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Is it normal for big veins to appear under my tongue they are really black and raised up.

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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Why are there black veins on the far back sides of my tongue?

Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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Why are there black veins on the far back sides of my tongue?

Normal: Normal- actually- very dark blue may appear black. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
27 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Kathy Robinson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
27 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. David Duhon
Board Certified, Sleep Medicine
30 years in practice
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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?

Dr. David Duhon
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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?

Act now: See a dentist or an ENT surgeon ASAP. It may be a sign of changes that lead to oral cancer. If not caught and treated early, oral cancer is a disaster. ...Read more

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Dr. John Thaler
Board Certified, Prosthodontics
36 years in practice
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Black spot on right side of tongue ? Diagnosed with papillae , veins darker

Dr. John Thaler
Board Certified, Prosthodontics
36 years in practice
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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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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. James White
Board Certified, Cosmetic Surgery
26 years in practice
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Why would the veins under my tongue be dark in colour?

Dr. James White
Board Certified, Cosmetic Surgery
26 years in practice
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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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Dr. John DeWolf
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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Dark red veins under your tongue indicates what?

Dr. John DeWolf
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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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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Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
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