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    Swollen Purple Veins Underneath my Tongue
    An_224251 posted:
    Every once in a while, my tongue feels swollen and when I look in the mirror, the purple vein underneath my tongue is swollen and looks very thick. What does this mean? What can I take or what can I do to make it go away? and finally, what specialist do I see regarding this if its a serious issue??? Any help is appreciated!
    An_224252 responded:
    I have the same condition. It's underneath on the right side. It's swollen and hurts to the touch.
    Zev Kaufman, DDS responded:
    Dear Members: Having blue veins under the tongue is normal. The swelling and pain are not. Your dentist is your first line of defense and information. However, the real experts at this are the Oral Pathologists and Oral Surgeons. Both links to their websites are under my resources. Do not delay. Go in for a professional opinion. Best of luck, Dr. Zev Kaufman
    naturelady65 replied to Zev Kaufman, DDS's response:
    The blue veins under my tongue look like they have burst and there are little red looking blisters. No pain, I don't believe it has anything to do with dental. Have had this before and it seems to be that way for a few days then goes away. My tongue also seems like it may be a little swollen, not sure. Must begin to pay closer attention to it in future.

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