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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)
Popping varicose vein under tongue
I have a vein under tongue very large it pops out like a hernia.. I can not 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