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Popping varicose vein under tongue

08/03/2006

Question:

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.

Answer:

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.

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Response by:

Abdel Rahim   Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD Abdel Rahim Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD
Clinical Professor of Geriatrics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University