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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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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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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Stay as active as you can
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Follow your doctor's anticoagulation recommendations
Once
Elevate your leg, if possible
Daily
Wear your compression
Daily
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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 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?

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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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Take anticoagulation
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Wear support stockings
Daily
See a vein specialist
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Walk
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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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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Take blood thinners as indicated
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Use elastic compression stockings for symptomatic relief
Daily
Drink plenty of fluids
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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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