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Whats the dark purple veins on your tongue ?

Whats 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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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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


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Hi Dr, I am seeing dark purple veins appearing on left side of chest ? is there any concern I should be worried about?

Hi Dr, I am seeing dark purple veins appearing on left side of chest ? is there any concern I should be worried about?

No , just watch if .: Watch if it changes. There is no significance to an enlarged vein unless there is a nearby growth or tumor. Just look around for anything obvious. I doubt if you will find anything as its cause, unless you develop any new symptoms in the future in which case a physical examination should be done with a physician. ...Read more

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I wore a tight rubberband around my penis shaft while masturbating and a day later i saw dark purple veins on shaft that I've never seen before .

I wore a tight rubberband around my penis shaft while masturbating and a day later i saw dark purple veins on shaft that I've never seen before .

So what's the ?: To get the most from the site, you provide background information and then ask a clear question. You simply provided some background information.You are welcome to start over and ask one, but your submissions are not linked, so each must be complete. ...Read more

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Hand swollen, tight, dark purple veins popping out & numb on palm & fingers! i didn't slam it or anything but i did try to open a door with a knife?

Hand swollen, tight, dark purple veins popping out & numb on palm & fingers! i didn't slam it or anything but i did try to open a door with a knife?

If you have pain and: The hand is cold, then go to er asap, as it is a serious condition, needing emergency treatment. Its very important to confirm or exclude this condition.
Otherwise you might have a ruptured blood vessel causing the swelling, tightness, numbness ; bluish/purplish discoloration of the hand/fingers.
Keep the hand elevated and exercise to prevent it from getting stiff.
Good luck. See an orthopod. ...Read more

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I have a round dark purple vein above skin on inside butt cherk, 6in from anus.Very painful to touch or sit. Is it a hemorrhoid even if it's not on anus?

I have a round dark purple vein above skin on inside butt cherk, 6in from anus.Very painful to touch or sit. Is it a hemorrhoid even if it's not on anus?

May not be a vein.: This far from the anal opening it is definitely not a hemorrhoid, but could be any number of things that "look" like a bulging vein, like a cyst or fistula. Sounds as if this needs evaluation, since there are bowel conditions like crohn's disease that can present this way. See your doctor; if you want to use a specialist, consider a general surgeon or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Hi I looked in the back of my throat and my right tonsil has a very dark purple vein that I haven't noticed before is it okay?

Hi  I looked in the back of my throat and my right tonsil has a very dark purple vein that I haven't noticed before is it okay?

Varicose veins : It is very common to have enlarged veins which we call varicose veins in and around the tonsil area. This is a common, normal variant. ...Read more

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Dark purple vein and white spot on the back of my throat does not look like or feel like tonsil stones the white spot size of quarter veins thick?

Dark purple vein and white spot on the back of my throat does not look like or feel like tonsil stones  the white spot size of quarter veins thick?

Be seen: A referral to an ear, nose and throat doctor would be a good plan. It may be a collection of blood vessels called an hemangioma. It needs to be seen before you have bleeding problems. All the best. ...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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Been to 2 doctors, urologist still experiencing an ache in my right testicle. Ultrasound came back normal. Ideas? Dark purple vein bottom of sack

Been to 2 doctors, urologist still experiencing an ache in my right testicle. Ultrasound came back normal. Ideas? Dark purple vein bottom of sack

Need more info...: An analysis on specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of right testicular ache and possible other related symptoms like backache, groin pain, sensory change + findings of timely physical exam & testing will help greatly to deduce the best possible diagnosis. Clinically, consider intermittent testicular torsion, neuropathy, neuromascular or musculoskeletal disorders. More? Contact me with audio ...Read more

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Hi I have dark blue/ purple veins on the inside of my hand and they feel itching from within is that normal?

Hi I have dark blue/ purple veins on the inside of my hand and they feel itching from within is that normal?

Doesn't sound normal: Sounds like the way my hands feel after being in the snow, but it says you are in Australia, so unless you work in a cold environment (meat section of grocery store etc) it is unlikely this is a response to low temperature! Could possibly be an allergic response causing the itching. Best thing is to have a Dr examine your skin, check the circulation in hands and determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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What could this be? Very prominent veins in penis, sometimes dark purple. Also spiderweb looking purple veins on top frontal part of penis?

What could this be? Very prominent veins in penis, sometimes dark purple. Also  spiderweb looking purple veins on top frontal part of penis?

Here are some ...: All what you described may be the varying appearance of penile veins to reflect the degree of venous engorgement at different positioning and in the different state of sexual arousal. So, leave them alone as long as not hurting and not changing in the varying pattern of appearance. To assure the just described possibility, bring the info on the onset, degree, duration ... of these veins ... to Doc ...Read more

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What causes small purple veins on my nipples?

What causes small purple veins on my nipples?

Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to prevent purple veins from popping out?

Is there a good way to prevent purple veins from popping out?

Inherited !: We can't change inherited disease but can slow down vein formation in the legs with prescription strength graduated medical support stockings for prolonged sitting and standing, exercise, leg elevation when at rest, calf muscle pumps( dorsiflexion), natural bioflavonoids, treat veins as they occur: see a vein doc: www.Phlebology.Org
are the purple veins on your face? Or legs?
Face veins be treated. ...Read more

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I found some obvious small blue/purple veins on my thigh skin, what could it be, is it bad ( I am 16) ?

I found some obvious small blue/purple veins on my thigh skin, what could it be, is it bad ( I am 16) ?

The color of veins: If you are overweight this could be the early signs of stretch marks. If these are just veins and you have not noticed them before then I am at a loss as to what to say. If you have pain, redness or swelling you may wan to see a physician. ...Read more

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My daughter has blueish-purple veins under her right side of her tongue. Do I need to seek for medical assistance?

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

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Purple veins on thighs not stretch marks need to get rid of them. How?

Purple veins on thighs not stretch marks need to get rid of them. How?

Sclerotherapy: If you have spider veins and they are localized to your thighs then sclerotherapy is probably indicated. If you have varicose veins then you should have a venous evaluation with a venous reflux exam to check for leaking(refluxing) valves in the saphenous system. For best results you should see a vein specialist. ...Read more