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How long for black eyes to show up?

How long for black eyes to show up?

Few days: Black eyes is basically bruising around the periorbital structures around the eye. Just like bruising anywhere else, you will notice a color change as the hemoglobin (blood) undergoes change to deoxyhemoglobin and then hemosiderin, and so forth. The whole process can take a week or two. ...Read more

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What can cause you to look like you have two black eyes if you haven't been hit. ?

What can cause you to look like you have two black eyes if you haven't been hit. ?

Black eyes: There are many possibilites. Can be hereditary, allergies, sun exposure, puffy eye lids casting shadows, eczema, hormonal imbalances, fatigue and more. Often comes on with aging. Best to see your doctor for an examination to determine the cause and receive proper treatment. ...Read more

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I am going to have some chalizons removed next week. Will they leave me with black eyes?

I am going to have some chalizons removed next week. Will they leave me with black eyes?

Usually not: These cystic structures in the lid are removed from the inside of the lid with a special clamp to control bleeding. When bleeding occurs, it is inside the lid draining to the outside rather than staining the lid tissue. So a bruised eyelid is not common and actually most commonly is caused by the inadvertent hitting of a vein during the injection of the local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Two nasty black eyes and bump, what to do?

Two nasty black eyes and bump, what to do?

Go to ER: Two black eyes is a sign of a basilar skull fracture. Go to the nearest emergency department for evaluation. Go now! ...Read more

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How come black eyes don't cause permanent eye color changes?

How come black eyes don't cause permanent eye color changes?

The darkness of: Skin around the eyes that comes from bruising is eventually absorbed back into the body. ...Read more

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My eyes full of eyebugs. It looks like black eye please help me?

My eyes full of eyebugs. It looks like black eye please help me?

Floaters: I am guessing that you are seeing a lot of floating objects in the viewpoint. At your age it could be bleeding (are you a diabetic?) or a disturbance of the retina such as a detachment. You should see an ophthalmologist right away and get this evaluated. ...Read more

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How long will it take for black eyes to form after getting hit between the eyes with baseball?

1-3 Days: It depends how hard you were hit and how bleeding occurred under the skin. It will then turn yellow-grey and be gone in about 5-7 days. ...Read more

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After the black eyes, im in the fourth month and there is still dark discoloration there, im using hirudoid cream, but is not working, what I do?

After the black eyes, im in the fourth month and there is still dark discoloration there, im using hirudoid cream, but is not working, what I do?

Pigment changes: Increased intensity of skin pigment during pregnancy, called chloasma, is very common. It often occurs on the nipples, the inside of the thighs, the face and along the line from belly button to pubic bone. Sun exposure can make it look darker. It will go away after childbirth. It's not necessary to treat it but you could use a cosmetic concealer if you want it to be less noticeable. ...Read more

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How to report bruising on ribs and black eyes?

How to report bruising on ribs and black eyes?

Bruising: A little unclear as to where you are going with this question. Certainly one can suspect spousal or parental abuse but there could be a history of trauma or recent cosmetic surgery that may relate to this finding. ...Read more

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Can trauma in mva cause black eyes?

Can trauma in mva cause black eyes?

Frequently: If the eyes are hit in a way that the tissues around them bruise, then you will get "black eyes". This is fairly common. ...Read more

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What vitamins can I take to reduce black eyes?

What vitamins can I take to reduce black eyes?

None: Unfortunately vitamins will not change the appearance of the skin under your eyes. The most common cause of dark rings under the eyes are allergies. The appearance comes from the venous complex just under the skin in the lower orbit. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have blood in your eyes if you have a black eye?

Is it okay to have blood in your eyes if you have a black eye?

Depends on the cause: If the eye is hit hard enough to bruise the eyelids (causing a black eye), it could be hard enough to cause the surface vessels of the eyeball to break. Any hit hard enough to do this should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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I have 2 black eyes that started 3 months ago after an extended period of stress. I was not hit?

I have 2 black eyes that started 3 months ago after an extended period of stress. I was not hit?

Racoon eyes: Should be evaluated by a Doctor. We need to rule out trauma, fractures like basilar skull or anterior cranial fossa, tumors like brain cancer neuroblastoma and or blood cancers like Leukemia, Amyloidosis, really bad allergies or are these just dark skin around the eyes? ...Read more

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I want to lighten the color of my eye as I have extremely near black eyes, I just want a few shades lighter, what are my options?

I want to lighten the color of my eye as I have extremely near black eyes, I just want a few shades lighter, what are my options?

Contact lenses: Your eye color is genetically determined. Changing it is not possible. A procedure to implant a contact lens to cover up the iris color and therefore giving your eye color a new look is possibe, but with not insignificant risk. I don't recommend this procedure. It is much safer to try colored contact lenses fitted by a professional. ...Read more

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I was hit in between the eyes with a baseball. There is some redness and swelling but I'm being told to expect two black eyes. True?

Yes: The blood from the injury will pass through the tissue around your upper nose and collect in the tissue under each eye. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes water when I bend over? Not only does it water but my right eye feels like something is about to fall out. I also had a black eye almos

Why do my eyes water when I bend over? Not only does it water but my right eye feels like something is about to fall out. I also had a black eye almos

Need more informatio: Will need to know more information. Your ophthalmologist can help clarify if you make an increased amount of tears. The answer needs to be integrated with your total Health information. It would be best to discuss this with your physician and see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Specialist wants remove several Hidrocystoma around my eyes, I am scared, said I would have stitches and black eye. This safe? Heal time?

Specialist wants remove several Hidrocystoma around my eyes, I am scared, said I would have stitches and black eye. This safe? Heal time?

Eyelid cyst: Eyelid cyst removal is commonly performed with very low risk. If you don't scar with keloids you should do great. Sutures are usually removed in 5-7 days or are absorbable if cannot get them removed. Avoid ibuprofen, aspirin, blood thinners to decrease risk of "black eye" which is usually limited. ...Read more

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I have had dark circles under both eyes since I was a child, but my right eye is significantly darker. I look like I have a black eye. Why is that?

I have had dark circles under both eyes since I was a child, but my right eye is significantly darker. I look like I have a black eye. Why is that?

Allergic shiners: You may have nasal allergies which gives you a stuffy nose. Your blood tends to stagnate around your nose. Thebolood shimmering through your fine skin will give you the appearance of having lack eyes. ...Read more