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In the way back down on Top Of My tonge and I see very dark blood vessels is this normal?

In the way back down on Top Of My tonge and I see very dark blood vessels is this normal?

Yes, completely: You are looking at small varicose veins that are extremely common in the Tong both underneath it on the sides and behind. They are absolutely nothing to worry about. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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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Is it a concern to have blood vessels that break very easily and sometimes spontaneously. Mostly on legs also tongue and sole of foot?

Is it a concern to have blood vessels that break very easily and sometimes spontaneously. Mostly on legs also tongue and sole of foot?

Blood vessels: I would have this issue evaluated to determine why your blood vessels are easily rupturing. I would seek care firstly by your primary care physician to determine if there is a blood related issue such as low platelet count, or poorly functioning platelets. If this workup does not reveal any issues, I would recommend increasing fruits and vegetables that are rich in flavonoid's, which strengthen ...Read more

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I have broken blood vessels on the roof of my mouth and some small white lumps all around, what could that be?

I have broken blood vessels on the roof of my mouth and some small white lumps all around, what could that be?

Sounds like Yeast: This sounds like yeast, but you need to see your physician and have it evaluated and scraped and cultured to better clarify your diagnosis ...Read more

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53 yr old female, bruising very easily, also broken blood vessels under skin, new one weekly, also on corner of mouth for no clear reason. Concerning?

53 yr old female, bruising very easily, also broken blood vessels under skin, new one weekly, also on corner of mouth for no clear reason. Concerning?

Possibly: New changes in bruisability could be related to a serious medical condition. Easy bruising in someone who didn't bruise easily or a even increased sensitivity to bruising could be related to many things: aging, vitamin deficiency and certain blood disorders like leukemia. I would recommend check up with a doctor. ...Read more

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Notice changes in mouth. Lg. New blood vessels and white patches with red spots. Mouth/nose bleed when touched. Lacey white gums. What's wrong?

Notice changes in mouth. Lg. New blood vessels and white patches with red spots. Mouth/nose bleed when touched. Lacey white gums. What's wrong?

Evaluation: You need to be seen by ENT doctor to be evaluated and have culture and possible biopsy to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more

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I experience painful blood vessels in hands feet, legs and arms, burst veins, cramp, painful spasms in neck, tinitus and tingling in hands and mouth?

I experience painful blood vessels in hands feet, legs and arms, burst veins, cramp, painful spasms in neck, tinitus and tingling in hands and mouth?

Sounds like: Some of your symptoms may be related to your fibromyalgia. It does not look like you are taking any medication for this. If you are having swelling/edema in your extremities that can also be a cause for the "burst veins". Varicose veins can also become inflamed, causing your symptoms. I would recommend you see your doctor to have these addressed. There ARE treatments for fibromyalgia! ...Read more

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My husband is having red vein on right side of tongue it seems normal from the above but from under veins are turninf blood red on colour...

My husband is having red vein on right side of tongue it seems normal from the above but from under veins are turninf blood red on colour...

See your dentist.: It is very likely a normal variation of the vessels under the tongue. However, it would be very important to see a dentist/ oral surgeon to evaluate. ...Read more

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What causes blood vessels in my leg to break? It stings, then swells & is very tender afterwards, then turns red & dark.

What causes blood vessels in my leg to break? It stings, then swells & is very tender afterwards, then turns red & dark.

BLOOD VESSELS IN LEG: This could be a problem if it has lasted for a long time. I would certainly recommend you see your primary care physician as soon as possible. You may need a full examination including your heart. High blood pressure might be a cause, do not delay! ...Read more

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If dark circles are apparent from think skin, visible blood vessels & muscles underneath the eye, are fine lines related? Dark circles vs hyperpig.?

If dark circles are apparent from think skin, visible blood vessels & muscles underneath the eye, are fine lines related? Dark circles vs hyperpig.?

Partially: As you mention, dark circles are due to the thin skin and appearance of the blood vessels but the thin skin itself has a tendency to wrinkle more due to aging process and like an empty baloon that looks darker than an inflated one, the wrinkled skin looks darker than when its stretched. In some, the hyperpigmented skin is the problem and that has different solution. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons for poor and uneven skin tone? I.e. darkly coloured skin (not due to exposure to the sun), blood vessels are faintly visible

What are possible reasons for poor and uneven skin tone? I.e. darkly coloured skin (not due to exposure to the sun), blood vessels are faintly visible

Melasma: Just noormal aging can cause our skin to be unevenly colored. The melanocytes that are deep in our skin, make their way to the top of our skin normally at the same speed, but as we begin to age, the pigment is carried by the cells at different times. There are chemical peels and other modalities that can help with these issues. :) ...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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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?

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

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What do broken blood vessels look like?

What do broken blood vessels look like?

Black and blue.: If a vein is damaged from trauma, usually you will see discoloration of the skin either immediately after the injury or several days later. This occurs from blood escaping from the vein and leaking into the skin. Initially this may be dark (black and blue) and over several days as the body absorbs the blood, the color changes to yellow and then resolves. ...Read more

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Do corticosteroids make the blood vessels harder?

See below: Anabolic steroid used in excess can cause hardening of the arteries and lead to big problems later with circulation and potential clogging in the coronary arteries leading to heart attacks. As for regular, non-anabolic steroids like that used to reduce inflammation, these have a lot of long term affects if used for prolonged periods but hardening of the arteries I do not believe is involved. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the blood vessels in my head are inflamed?

What does it mean if the blood vessels in my head are inflamed?

Vasculitis: The cause of most forms of vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) is unknown. However we know the immune system plays a role. The immune system is meant to protect the body, but when it becomes "overactive" due to some unknown trigger it can cause inflammation in the blood vessels. This causes narrowing of the blood vessel, decreased blood supply which can cause damage to surrounding tissues. ...Read more

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What are the blood vessels that carries oxygenated blood away from the placenta?

What are the blood vessels that carries oxygenated blood away from the placenta?

Umbilical Vein: The umbilical vein carries oxygenated blood from the placenta to the baby. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Are plaques deposited in the blood vessels permanent? Or can it be removed by exercise?

Are plaques deposited in the blood vessels permanent? Or can it be removed by exercise?

Yes: Historically plaques have been thought to be permanent. However more recently there has been an understanding that the plaques can regress. Diet and exercise are key!!! ...Read more

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Is it normal to see blood vessels inside your cheek?

Is it normal to see blood vessels inside your cheek?

Blood vessels: The inside of your cheek is a mucous membrane and it is possible to see small blood vessel's which are very superficial. The inner cheek is almost like a transparently window into the underlying soft tissues. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a stye cause broken blood vessels?

Not directly: Stye's are superficial inflammation infection of eyelash follicle gland. Subconjuctival hemorrhage may be spontaneous. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have permanent visible blood vessels in the sclera?

Is it normal to have permanent visible blood vessels in the sclera?

Yes: Everyone's sclera has blood vessels in it. When the eye is inflamed these vessels dilate and become more noticeable. ...Read more

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Can widening of blood vessels be seen or noticed on an xray of the back?

Can widening of blood vessels be seen or noticed on an xray of the back?

Sometimes: Usually not in a young person. However, the older one gets, more calcium buildup along the arteries can sometimes be seen in x-rays which can hint that the arteries may be "widening". This would need to be confirmed with an ultrasound, ct scan, or MRI depending on the situation. ...Read more

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What happens to the blood vessels when you have increased vasomotor tone?

What happens to the blood vessels when you have increased vasomotor tone?

Pressure rises: In the vessel. You sound like a biology student or med student, or doctor testing me. See an eye doc. Check for glaucoma, increased intracranial pressure by having the doc dilate your eye and looking at your retina, and see if your optic disks are choked or abnormal. Did I pass-:). ...Read more

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