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Old 03-01-2008, 11:06 PM   #1
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Veins under tongue?

I've always wondered what those were. My friend likes to stick his out at me and one time he bite down on his tongue (it was almost all the way out) and I saw two blue veins underneath it. I've always wondered what those were. I mean obviously he didn't hurt himself doing that but are those important veins?

 
Old 03-02-2008, 09:40 AM   #2
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I've always wondered what those were. My friend likes to stick his out at me and one time he bite down on his tongue (it was almost all the way out) and I saw two blue veins underneath it. I've always wondered what those were. I mean obviously he didn't hurt himself doing that but are those important veins?
Hi,

Yep, I do believe they are important. Without them the tongue muscle would not survive very well. The tongue is a primary vital organ for tasting, eating, swallowing and etc.
By design vital areas of our body including; the mouth, face & head are very vascular, this gives these areas the ability heal quickly when injured and continue doing the job they are required to do.
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Old 03-02-2008, 01:31 PM   #3
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Re: Veins under tongue?

Hi, thanks for replying.
So in esscence, even if he did somehow injure them, they would heal quickly?

 
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Hi, thanks for replying.
So in esscence, even if he did somehow injure them, they would heal quickly?
If the injury was not serious. But, if it was serious then one could bleed heavily.
If he is just bending his tongue to show the veins and make the saliva spit out he probably won't injure it.

I know a guy that was 4-wheeling and he hit a large dip and smashed his mouth into the steering wheel. His tongue was split right down the middle.
I cannot remember if they were able to stitch it, I think so. It healed but sure was sore. We told him he spoke with a "forked tongue."

What comes to mind today is self tongue piercing. Not smart. That could lead to real complications.
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