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Monday, May 20, 2013
Dental and Oral Health Center
Popping varicose vein under tongue
I have a vein under my tongue that is very large and pops out like a hernia. I cannot find anything on this. Help please.
Varicose veins are common among the elderly and considered a harmless manifestation unless it is traumatized, which can lead to excessive bleeding. Otherwise it is totally benign.
You must be clinically evaluated by an Oral Medicine specialist or a Geriatric Dentistry specialist to have a proper diagnosis. Please check with the Dental School nearest you.
Abdel Rahim Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD
Clinical Professor of Geriatrics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University