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Why does it feel bruised behind my eye?

Why does it feel bruised behind my eye?

Eye pain: A common cause of pain behind your eye is sinus inflammation. There are sinus cavities in the bones surrounding both eyes. The symptoms can also be caused by eye trauma, fatigue and other reasons. See your eye doctor if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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I have a bruise on my eye and the left corner is red. Is it any thing to be concerned about?

I have a bruise on my eye and  the left corner is red. Is it any thing to be concerned about?

Eye redness: Redness of the eye can mean many things: dryness, infection, corneal abrasion, subconjunctival hemorrhage, allergy, foreign body, etc. If you wear contact lenses, you need to see an eyemd asap. Persistent redness with pain, especially after trauma needs to also be evaluated under the microscope by an eyemd asap. ...Read more

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Could a bruise under my eye be from a bad headache?

Could a bruise under my eye be from a bad headache?

Eye exam: An eyelid bruise ; headache are not typically related unless there is a history of trauma. This may be a coincidence. If the headache is new, persistent or severe you should see an eye doctor. There are rare orbital (the area around ; behind your eye) conditions that can cause bruising and headache or eye pain. These conditions are very rare and can include lymphangioma, amyloidosis or leukemia. ...Read more

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I have a permant bruise under my eye right on the bone how do i cover it without makeup?

I have a permant bruise under my eye right on the bone how do i cover it without makeup?

Unsightly patch: You can use Camouflage cream to cover the area without makeup. You can also see a facial plastic surgeon for possible laser treatment. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in my right eye when i look to the right and I have a bruise on my eye too?

Stabbing pain in my right eye when i look to the right and I have a bruise on my eye too?

Not normal: Were you in a fight? You should be examined for eye trauma and corneal abrasions. If you can't associate the pain with an injury, it will be important to figure out what is causing your pain and bruising. ...Read more

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I used my mascara when i tried to clean it of around the bottom of my eye was hurting. Woke up the next day, I have a bruise and my eye is swollen?

I used my mascara when i tried to clean it of around the bottom of my eye was hurting. Woke up the next day, I have a bruise and my eye is swollen?

Cosmetics: Many cosmetics can create allergic reactions. Please see a dermatologist to be sure. Choose hypo-allergenic products so that you will be safer. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Week old black and blue eye. Got hit in my eye. Went to the er on 4day. Still bruised around my eye. Is sunlight good for fast healing ? I read that.

Week old black and blue eye. Got hit in my eye.  Went to the er on 4day. Still bruised around my eye. Is sunlight good for fast healing ? I read that.

No/yes: Sunlight won't speed up the healing of damaged tissue, but it will make the yellow discoloration phase of a bruise resolve more quickly than it would without sunlight. ...Read more

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I have a bruise under my eye from a fall 3+ months ago, where I hit my head and my nose. Cat scan normal. The bruise is still there, What can it be?

I have a bruise under my eye from a fall  3+ months ago, where I hit my head and my nose. Cat scan normal. The bruise is still there, What can it be?

Blood vessel?: Some people have blood vessels underneath their eyes. If perhaps this is the same place as where you struck your face then these blood vessels may have been damaged. I would suggest a face to face exam with your doctor to confirm or rule out other causes. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a bruise under my right eye, and now it turned red. How do I get rid of it?

I had a bruise under my right eye, and now it turned red. How do I get rid of it?

Bruise: The common bruise will discolor the skin starting with a dark blue hue and slowly lightening over a period of three or four weeks to finally completely resolve. No treatment is usually necessary for the bruise. However if the structures under the bruise are injuried, then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more