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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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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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The second opinion I got from a dental surgeon, about varicose veins and blue marks, on my tongue said its nothing, but could not tell me why their there?

The second opinion I got from a dental surgeon, about varicose veins and blue marks, on my tongue said its nothing, but could not tell me why their there?

Most likely: You are born with them, with out seeing you hard to give you opinion, probably you what is known as av malformation, if you do not bleed not causing any symptoms no treatment required. ...Read more

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Is there a way to fade blue veins around the mouth?

Is there a way to fade blue veins around the mouth?

Cosmetic surgeon: I'm not aware of any such treatment, but a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon could evaluate and advise you better on this matter. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get rid of blue veins/lines around mouth?

Is there any way to get rid of blue veins/lines around mouth?

Laser Therapy/others: These are spider veins and needs to be examined and if that is what it is, it can be treated with v beam lasers, microphlebectomy or injections. Lasers are the preferred method as it is non invasive and effective. Consult a Dermatologist or a Plastic Surgeon ...Read more

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Question about my daughter she's 7 and I've noticed blue veins visible around mouth and under chin some what goes along her jaw line? Very visible

Question about my daughter she's 7 and I've noticed blue veins visible around mouth and under chin some what goes along her jaw line? Very visible

Normal: Children often times have very visible veins on their face usually because their skin is fair and the blue veins are easily seen. As they grow and the skin changes these veins should become less obvious and prominent. This appears to be a normal variant. ...Read more

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My husband noticed that his tongue looks like black veins underneath. Is this normal? He has no pain

My husband noticed that his tongue looks like black veins underneath. Is this normal? He has no pain

Veins under tongue: It is normal to have darkened looking veins under the tongue. Veins are carrying blood without oxygen, which gives the dark color. However it is always best to have an examination to ensure that no other problems in the mouth exist. Take care. ...Read more

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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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Popped vein in tongue will heal? How long will it take?

Popped vein in tongue will heal? How long will it take?

Emergency!: See a dentist, an oral surgeon, or go to the emergency room immediately. The blood vessels, arteries and veins, in the tongue when perforated or rupture cause a hemorrhage where you can loose a lot of blood in a very short time - this can threaten your life! Seek help immediately! ...Read more

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Found dark purple mark back side tongue looks like veins and hurts?

Found dark purple mark back side tongue looks like veins and hurts?

Physical exam: You need to have this area examined in person by your physician. A painful tongue lesion has many etiologies. Sometimes a biopsy (small piece) needs to be removed and examined under a microscope for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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Both sides of my tongue have really dark veins. I've never noticed before. Is this normal?

Both sides of my tongue have really dark veins. I've never noticed before. Is this normal?

Probably normal...: Veins carry low oxygen blood back to the heart and are darker in color than oxygen-rich blood. Shallow vessels are more obvious in color. A large superficial pair of tongue veins (ranine veins) are quite obvious on exam (see picture). Enlarged varicose veins at base of the tongue have been reported in some cases of liver disease. If these are new, simple exam and liver labs may be in order. ...Read more

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The area below tongue area is getting whitish and some veins have diff. Colour. Painless bumps also present. Do these mean anything?

The area below tongue area is getting whitish and some veins have diff. Colour. Painless bumps also present. Do these mean anything?

Normal, no problems: Some of these shapes and appearances that you have described are a part of normal anatomy. However, if you are concerned it is always good to check with your dentist. ...Read more

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What's the dark purple veins on your tongue?

What's 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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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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Is it normal for big veins to appear under my tongue they are really black and raised up.

Is it normal for big veins to appear under my tongue they are really black and raised up.

It is normal: These are normal anatomic structures of the tongue. Nothing to be worry. ...Read more

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What cause the redness under your tongue and black veins, also the fatness on the side of your tongue?

What cause the redness under your tongue and black veins, also the fatness on the side of your tongue?

Veins: Red vessels are arteries full of oxygen. Darker vessels are usually blue/purple veins. They are a different color due to their lack of oxygen. You can see them under your tongue because the mucosa layer covering them is very thin there. The tongue is a muscle, so pretty much anything regarding its natural size and shape is muscular in nature. ...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 white bump on either side of my the vein under the middle of my tongue. They hurt, what are they?

I have a white bump on either side of my the vein under the middle of my tongue. They hurt, what are they?

Submaxillary ducks: You may be describing the openings of the submaxillary duck. These are major saliva glands which help you in the digestion of your food. This area could become sore for several reasons one simple reason might be some mild inflammation, which you can probably resolve was gargling with some salt water. If it continues to bother you I suggest you see your family doctor. ...Read more

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My husband is having red vein on right side of tongue it seems normal from the above but from under veins are turninf blood red on colour...

My husband is having red vein on right side of tongue it seems normal from the above but from under veins are turninf blood red on colour...

See your dentist.: It is very likely a normal variation of the vessels under the tongue. However, it would be very important to see a dentist/ oral surgeon to evaluate. ...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?

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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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'm 27, my tongue is pierced. Once in a while the left side of the bottem ball hurts. I now have noticed black veins under my tongue. Normal?

Trauma or.....: Trauma or infection are most common causes of soreness. Please see a Dentist. Trauma means tissue damage. Infection can spread. Please see a Dentist. Dark veins under tongue probably normal (sub-lingual veins). See a Dentist to make sure. Know that the balls can cause traumatic injury and recession to gums/bone. Balls can also fracture teeth. Tongue piercing just isn't healthy or smart. ...Read more

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I'm 34 yr's old & have noticed a varicose vein under my tongue. Feel well & look normal otherwise. No other symptom. Should I be worried? Thanks.

I'm 34 yr's old & have noticed a varicose vein under my tongue. Feel well & look normal otherwise. No other symptom. Should I be worried? Thanks.

Sounds OK: The skin in your mouth is more transparent than it is outside so the veins show through more. If no pain or swelling, taste or discharge; then it is probably normal. The next time you see your dentist have him or her look just to reassure you. ...Read more

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On the bottom of my tongue where my veins are I have these tiny protrusions. There hard to see and there in the same spot on both sides. Is it normal?

Yes: The veins turn and have valves that help with flow. You may notice this on areas that are not covered with 'thick skin' the most including under your tongue. Totally normal. ...Read more

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I have a blister under my tongue it fills with fluid then bursts, is it a gland, . It is like a vein

I have a blister under my tongue it fills with fluid then bursts, is it a gland, . It is like a vein

Mucocele: Small mucous glands in this area can become clogged and the mucous builds up causing the swelling. It is only a problem when it can't drain. If it persists, see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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