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Cause of black eye without trauma ?

Cause of black eye without trauma ?

Broken blood vessel: These are spontaneous and uncommon. If it recurs, we worry about blood disorders like clotting problems and leukemia. ...Read more

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I woke up with a very black eye on my lid only accompanied by puffiness and it has worsened as the day goes on. I had no known trauma should I see dr?

I woke up with a very black eye on my lid only accompanied by puffiness and it has worsened as the day goes on.  I had no known trauma should I see dr?

Trauma?: You may have contused your eye while asleep. In any event I think it wise to consult with your family physician to be sure the eye is not getting worse. ...Read more

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I crashed my bike resulting in a big black eye and a chunk of my eye lashes disappearing :( will they grow back after that trauma?

I crashed my bike resulting in a big black eye and a chunk of my eye lashes disappearing :( will they grow back after that trauma?

Exam: I hope you had an examination by a physician. If not, make one. Your lashes may or may not grow back, depending on The nature of the injury. ...Read more

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I've had a black eye due to force trauma for 3 months now. How can I get rid of it?

I've had a black eye due to force trauma for 3 months now. How can I get rid of it?

Eye plastic surgeon: If you have had a black eye after trauma for 3 months, you most likely have damage to the orbit or eye socket that needs to be examined by and oculoplastic surgeon. They are ophthalmologists who specialize in your type of problem. Bring your old x-rays or scans to the exam if you have any. Good luck! ...Read more

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My son has a single black eye with no trauma or injury and a fever without any other symptom. Could these be related?

My son has a single black eye with no trauma or injury and a fever without any other symptom. Could these be related?

Mgt: He should be checked right away. At this age, injuries may occur on the playground or in daycare. Any possible injury to the ocular area requires a visit to the ED tonight. If he has a fever associated, this may be due to inflammation or infection. ...Read more

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I woke up with a black eye, but I never suffered from face trauma. Could this be related to my allergies?

I woke up with a black eye, but I never suffered from face trauma. Could this be related to my allergies?

Probably not: It would be unusual to have a black eye( assuming like a bruise) only on one side from allergies. I would have that checked out with your primary care doctor or an ophthalmologist( eye specialist). ...Read more

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I had a trauma on my temple 5days ago,the next day I see that the swelling is decreasing but black eye is forming & spreading around eye, what to do?

I had a trauma on my temple 5days ago,the next day I see that the swelling is decreasing but black eye is forming & spreading around eye, what to do?

Common: Many times after trauma, the bruising develops a few days after the trauma. The color of the bruise will change too, from purple to yellow over time and it may seep down to mostly under your eye (gravity) over time before it resolves. Put ice on your eye. Most importantly, if you are having headaches or vision changes or feel dizzy, see your MD as you may have a concussion. ...Read more

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Is numbness of the cheek and nose common when trauma to the face occurs such as a black eye? And what can be done to stop the numbness if anything?

Nerve damage: Trauma to the face may damage the nerves that subserve facial sensation. If the nerve is only concussed, it will recover on its own. If the damage to the nerve is more severe, it may not fully recover. ...Read more

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