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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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Veins (Definition)

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


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Dark red veins under your tongue indicates what?

Dark red veins under your tongue indicates what?

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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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 got a tooth (19) extracted wednesday, today thursday 1 day since. I noticed some blown veins under my tongue, and some swelling. Anything to worry?

Probably not: Look at both sides under your tongue, if it looks the same then most likely your natural anatomy. If one side is reder, it is possible that the suction got on the tissue and just caused a little localized bleeding. Check with your dentist at the post op visit. ...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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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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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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