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Dr. Thomas Wright
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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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Veins (Definition)

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


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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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My tongue is swollen and I have veins engorged underneath. Is it normal?

My tongue is swollen and I have veins engorged underneath. Is it normal?

Normal: The under side of the tongue normally has bulging veins. If you never looked at it closely it may look abnormal. See your dentist or an ENT to make sure it is not out of the ordinary. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michel
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My boyfriend kissed me and pulled my tongue new the vein underneath is beat red and my tongue is swollen?

My boyfriend kissed me and pulled my tongue new the vein underneath is beat red and my tongue is swollen?

Ruptured vein: This appears to be a vein that was traumatized when he pulled. it. It is a very bloody area and will swell dramatically... Time and care will eventually take their course but should resolve. Be careful and watch intake of hot food and coffee etc, This should resolve after several days. If persist or serious see your dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
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The right side of my tongue and underneath it, is swollen.Underneath my tongue on the right side the veins are, really black and purple.on top its red?

The right side of my tongue and underneath it, is swollen.Underneath my tongue on the right side the veins are, really black and purple.on top its red?

See doctor today: This could be an infection that needs antibiotics. Please see a doctor today. If you can not get in to see your regular doctor then go to an urgent care for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Pooja Saroha
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I have a swollen part of my tongue left side towards the tip runs along the vein I have searched the internet nothing cancerous looks like it. Ideas?

I have a swollen part of my tongue left side towards the tip runs along the vein I have searched the internet nothing cancerous looks like it.  Ideas?

Get it checked.: It could be a swollen salivary gland. Dentist worry about under the tongue and side of the tongue swellings as they could be something more serious. It should be checked by a dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Nathan Pfister
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Clear bubbles in back of throat enlarged tonsils tongue swollen like veins will pop thru & feels like somethin stuck. Hard 2 swallow w/ lump @ neck b?

Clear bubbles in back of throat enlarged tonsils  tongue swollen like veins will pop thru & feels like somethin stuck. Hard 2 swallow w/ lump @ neck b?

Swollen tongue: Sounds like an allergy of some sort. Prob food ? Has it happened before. ? Any trouble breathing or swallowing. Could become a med emergency. Consider trip to hospital. I think food sensitivity testing makes some sense. Immunolabs does a good one. Help you figure out what foods don't agree with you. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Wright
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Dr. Stephen Noga
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I've had a nonproductive dry cough for 2 mos w/o a sore throat or fever.Lymph nodes are swollen aswell as blood vessels under tongue. Cause for concern?

Needs a look: A lot of people have non-productive coughs this time of year but adding in the other symptoms makes it worthwhile to see you doctor for a look. If you are a smoker, you should be in your doctor's office now! it is much better to have someone tell you it will go away than ask you why weren't you in here sooner! ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Calendine
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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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