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What's the dark purple veins on your tongue?

What's 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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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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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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I have a sharp pain coming from the bottom right side of my tongue down near to my throat for couple days (dark purple vein/ vessel under tongue)?

I have a sharp pain coming from the bottom right side of my tongue down near to my throat for couple days (dark purple vein/ vessel under tongue)?

See ENT doc: Hard to say from information provided. Best bet is to see ENT doc if symptoms persist beyond another few days, or sooner if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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For the last three years the back of my tongue has been dark purple. It does change, get lighter but never 100% uniform. I am in good health.?

For the last three years the back of my tongue has been dark purple. It does change, get lighter but never 100% uniform. I am in good health.?

Coated tongue?: It' probably a coating on your tongue and could be related to many factors. In order to get it diagnosed accurately, you will need to see a dentist (or oral surgeon) who may refer you to a physician (or ENT specialist) depending upon his\her findings. ...Read more

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I have a dark round purplish spot on left side of tongue. Whatcould it be?

Biopsy: A professional should evaluate the area. Usually if the area doesn't disappear in 2 weeks the area should be biopsied. ...Read more

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Why would my grandson have a purple tongue?

Why would my grandson have a purple tongue?

Food or drinks: Think about what your grandson ate or drank recently. Many foods, drinks, candies will stain tongues. ...Read more

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Bit tongue, it's now hard, purple. When will it heal?

Bit tongue, it's now hard, purple. When will it heal?

A week or so: You probably got some bleeding under the surface (like a bruise). This typically takes a week or so to heal. I recommend eating soft foods in the meantime to avoid further problems. ...Read more

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Tongue has purple spots on it, is this worrying?

Tongue has purple spots on it, is this worrying?

Purple spots: It might be blood clots or varicose veins. However, it should be clinically seen and evaluated by your dentist. Without personally examining you, we have no way of knowing what in fact it is and not all lesions are benign. ...Read more

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Brownish purple spot on tongue, should I be concerned?

Brownish purple spot on tongue, should I be concerned?

Probably Not: It is most likely normal, but see your dentist to be sure. ...Read more

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What does purple bumps on your tongue mean?

Nothing: Your tongue is filled with bumps, which may be pink or purple. Most likely it is a normal tongue, but check with your dentist to make sure. ...Read more

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What are causes of purple bumps on side of tongue?

They may be normal: See your dentist for a clinical examination to see if your require treatment. ...Read more

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What are the little purple spots under and on your tongue?

What are the little purple spots under and on your tongue?

Normal: With the lack of a clinical exam, I would like to call those spots the terminal end of blood vessels. However if they are new spots that you have never seen before, then you may need to have them checked by a dentist. Some common allergies may be expressed by splotches. ...Read more

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Why do I have a purple patch under my tongue? Is it something serious

Why do I have a purple patch under my tongue? Is it something serious

The area under your: Tongue is highly vascular. You are likely just seeing exposed vessels. This is unlikely to be anything abnormal but this cannot be verified without seeing the area of concern. Make an appointment with a dentist or other health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I have purple spots on my tongue?

Get checked: May be an irritated taste bud, may be an irritation, either way this should be evaluated by a dentist and then possibly an oral surgeon if the dentist cannot determine why it is there. ...Read more

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My baby has purple spot on his tongue what could it be?

My baby has purple spot on his tongue what could it be?

A few things: It could be a blood vessel, a small blood clot, benign blood growth or something else. Have your pediatrician or pedodontist take a look at it so you will know exactly what it is. ...Read more

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I have a purple spot on my tongue. What could it be? Is it harmful?

I have a purple spot on my tongue. What could it be? Is it harmful?

May be not: Purple spot on tongue is harmless in most cases. It can be developmental, staining due to some dye, tongue piercing or because of injury while biting.
if it is persisting for more than a month, please visit a dentist ...Read more

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Why do I have a bluish-purple spot on the bottom of my tongue?

Why do I have a bluish-purple spot on the bottom of my tongue?

See image: If the blue spot is like the one circled in white, that is a vein, the sublingual vein. There are 2, one on left & one on right of underside of tongue. If the spot u mention is different, see fp or ENT to have it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a purple bump under my tongue next to purple vains. Is it serious?

I have a purple bump under my tongue next to purple vains. Is it serious?

Many possiblities: Depending on how long the bump has been there and /or pain is associated with it. A purple bump under the tongue could have different causes from infection to normal varicose vein. An injury to the area, an infection of the sublingual salivary glands could also present itself as a purple bump. The area needs to be checked by a dentist or ENT. ...Read more