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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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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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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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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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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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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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I had a dental deep cleaning in the right side of my mouth and now that side its swollen and I can't open my mouth normal dic said touched a vein maybe?

I had a dental deep cleaning in the right side of my mouth and now that side its swollen and I can't open my mouth normal dic said touched a vein maybe?

What happened?: My sense is that you probably had an injection for the deep cleaning, the injection for the lower teeth sometimes causes the muscle to spasm resulting in the difficulty in opening. Another possibility is that there was some internal bleeding due to the needle puncturing a blood vessel. This can cause a hematoma which would produce the same effect. Extended visit opening wide can affect jaw joints. ...Read more

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What can cause the veins under the tongue to swell? My dentist noticed this today and was concerned, but did rule out cancer.

What can cause the veins under the tongue to swell? My dentist noticed this today and was concerned, but did rule out cancer.

Veins: It's not uncommon to see your veins underneath the tongue, especially because they are commonly close to the surface. The same thing that can cause varicose veins in other parts of your body can appear in the veins underneath your tongue. ...Read more

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Left side of tongue is swollen?

Left side of tongue is swollen?

teeth bitten trauma: First we need to know the nature of the swelling and if the swelling is painful how long. So it can be just from trauma or from growth. Sometime sharp edge of tooth or partial prosthetic that cause ulcer and it grow to tumor. It might need biopsy to diagnose the lesion. ...Read more

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Why is underneath my tongue on left side swollen?

Hard to tell: There are a number of causes and some questions that need answering, as well as a visualization before a diagnosis can be made. It can be an infection, a cyst, a blocked duct, or even a tumor. These types of problems need the attention of a local doctor. Please call an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a bump on side of tongue and its swollen underneath?

I have a bump on side of tongue and its swollen underneath?

See your dentist: See your dentist who can personally examine you, diagnose the cause and provide appropriate treatment (or refer you to an oral surgeon if necessary. It could be a host of things. The bump may be normal and unrelated to the swelling. ...Read more

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R swollen red bmps on bck of 22 mnth tongue normal?

R swollen red bmps on bck of 22 mnth tongue normal?

Depends: check w DMD: There are red bumps on the top rear of a normal tongue called vallate papillae. They look different from the rest of the anatomy of that part of the tongue. However, without seeing the patient we can't be sure that's what you are referring to. Have a dentist check it out to be sure! ...Read more

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My tongue is swollen and itchy w bumps on it why is this?

My tongue is swollen and itchy w bumps on it why is this?

Source: Taste buds or bumps on the tongue may become ittitatred for numerous reasons- biting of the tongue with your teeth, rough or sharp teeth, dentures, or other potential issues caused by supplements or meds. If it persists, I would see a dentist. ...Read more

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Swollen vein in wrist, should I be concerned?

Swollen vein in wrist, should I be concerned?

Wrist veins.: Wrist veins cand swell for many reasons including levels of hydration, exertion, hormones and outsided temperature. Usually wrist veins are not of concern. However, one of the most common causes of wrist swelling is not a vein but a ganglion and, is this is what you have, you may need to see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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My tongue is swollen and difficult to swallow?

My tongue is swollen and difficult to swallow?

You might: Be having an allergic reaction to something. If it is acute and worsening, you should go to hospital immediately, because it can cause airway obstruction. ...Read more

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Swollen foliate papillae on right side of tongue?

Swollen foliate papillae on right side of tongue?

Examination: Any pain, bleeding, or (as in your case) swelling should be investigated. Please schedule with an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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Is swollen tongue a symptom of lou gehrig's disease?

Is swollen tongue a symptom of lou gehrig's disease?

Not directly: They is some evidence that shows damage to parts of the brain resulting from the disease causing swallowing difficulty but not necessarily from hypertrophy of the tongue. ...Read more

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Why is my tongue swollen with canker sores all over?

Why is my tongue swollen with canker sores all over?

Several Causes: Inflammation and swelling of the tongue combined with canker sores can be caused by many disorders. Major apthous stomatitis is the most common cause, but this can also be seen with other conditions like herpetic stomatitis, behcet's disease, pemphigus vulgaris, oral erosive lichen planus among others. I would see a dermatologist with experience treating oral diseases. They can help you. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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