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A 28-year-old female asked:

I woke up with my eye purple and swollen shut. it hurts and gave me a headache. what could it be?

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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 50 years experience
Bruise, insect bite: Viral or bacterial infection, foreign body all need to be considered. If your sleep is disturbed and you're taking strong pain and anti-nausea drugs you may be dealing with other medical issues as well. Bottom line: an eye swollen needs attention right away. A call to your local er or your pcp are good places to start.

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The top part of my eye woke up swollen and it hurts why?

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Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Eyelid?: A common issue is a chalazion. It is a focal inflammation of the lid rx'd with warm compresses ; topical antibiotic.

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