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What do I do if I am bruised behind the eyeball?

What do I do if I am bruised behind the eyeball?

Make an appointment: With your ophthalmologist to make sure the retinal is normal. Bruising behind the eye will resolve on its own just like any other type of bruising. ...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 am currently experiencing pain in the inner corner of my left eye. No redness, itchiness or visible swelling but it feels bruised. Pain in eyeball?

I am currently experiencing pain in the inner corner of my left eye. No redness, itchiness or visible swelling but it feels bruised.  Pain in eyeball?

Meibomian gland: Consult with us to see if one of the small Meibomian glands is clogged and a likely cause of such symptoms. See eyedoc2020@blogspot.com for more details. ...Read more

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My husband has a small bruise on his actual EYEBALL after getting in a fight yesterday. Is this something we should be worried about?

My husband has a small bruise on his actual EYEBALL after getting in a fight yesterday. Is this something we should be worried about?

Eye bruise: Concern for blood in or around the eyeball or globe really depends on what part of the eye is involved. If the bruise in on the white part of the globe or sclera, it isn't a big problem. However, if there is blood behind the clear part of the eye or cornea, it should be seen by an ophthalmologist right away. Also, if there are any vision problems, he should be evaluated right away. ...Read more

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Why does my eyeball feel bruised?

Why does my eyeball feel bruised?

Lots of reasons: You need to see your local eye doctor to see why this is sooner rather than later. Don't delay. ...Read more

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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

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My head hurts and eyeballs feel bruised why?

My head hurts and eyeballs feel bruised why?

Sinus: Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a bruise under his eye not painful bigger than a 5 p?

My boyfriend has a bruise under his eye not painful bigger than a 5 p?

This is: Usually secondary to trauma (did you hit him?? Accidentally of course!!!!
He could also have done this while asleep!

Its very common and should clear like any other bruise!
Hope this helps!
DR Z ...Read more

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Why when I woke up the side of my eye/upper left face feels bruised? It really hurts :(What should I do to help my face?

Why when I woke up the side of my eye/upper left face feels bruised? It really hurts :(What should I do to help my face?

Face Feels bruised: Can you send a photo? Do you have any skin lesions? If can't see anything, you likely slept on your side face in a way that makes it feel strange. If persists, you might need check for diabetes. Rarely are such symptoms due to a tumor but see MD if persists. ...Read more

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A week ago my 3 1/2 year hit her head hard on my dresser today her head and one eye are starting to bruise is this normal?

A week ago my 3 1/2 year hit her head hard on my dresser today her head and one eye are starting to bruise is this normal?

Probably: Sometimes deep bruises take a few days to become visible. If your child is acting normally, she is probably fine. If she is not acting normally, see a doctor. ...Read more

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The left half of my left eyeball has become increasingly bloodshot and achy like its bruised in the last 24 hours. 25 years old, first time...?

The left half of my left eyeball has become increasingly bloodshot and achy like its bruised in the last 24 hours. 25 years old, first time...?

RED EYE=get seen: A 'painful red eye' can be an infection (conjuctivitis), a corneal abrasion or a diagnosis more serious : iritis or acute glaucoma so a prompt doctor visit is recommended. ...Read more

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What is bruising under the eye?

What is bruising under the eye?

Unkown answer: Bruising can be a nothing sign or sign of something more serious. Not enough information and history was provided to give a better directed answer. ...Read more

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Should my third eye dermal be bruising?

Should my third eye dermal be bruising?

Unclear request: I am not sure the consulting panel understands your question? Are you using "slang" to ask about your genital area? If so, I would direct your inquiry to urology team, not ophthalmology. ...Read more

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Eyelid is bruised any home remedies?

Eyelid is bruised any home remedies?

Bruised eye lid: If it's a "fresh" bruise — then ice should limit its size — if its over 24 hours old warm compresses may speed the resolution but generally a contusion (bruise) results from blood leaking into the tissues and the body takes time to eliminate it with the bruise turning a variety of colors before resolving. I might avoid aspirin products for the next week as well ...Read more

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My left eye suddenly feels like it's bruised?

My left eye suddenly feels like it's bruised?

L eye bruised: Hello ~ you don't give much history. Was there any trauma to eye? Is there any visible change like swelling, bleeding in eye (sub conjunctival), infection, or any visual changes. In the absence of any history to allow me to hazard a diagnosis you would probably be best advised to go and see an eye doc for a check of the eye and to measure pressure in eye. Thanks ...Read more

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

I have a bruise on my eye and the left corner is red. Is it anything 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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What does it mean when your eye feels bruised and hurts when I blink. It is under the skin. What can I do to get it to go away?

What does it mean when your eye feels bruised and hurts when I blink. It is under the skin. What can I do to get it to go away?

Tough case: There are a number of possibilities. It is important to insure there is nothing physically under your lid so flushing out with an eye wash is a good place to start. This can also be a symptom of dry eyes which over the counter teardrops can relieve. The surrounding symptoms are important. If these two simple solutions do not resolve your concern I would recommend you see an Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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This morning my wife woke up with a small bruise under her left eye. She has no other symptoms and it doesn't hurt at all. Should we be worried?

This morning my wife woke up with a small bruise under her left eye. She has no other symptoms and it doesn't hurt at all. Should we be worried?

Not worried.: This happens occasionally. That part of the face can be bruised easily in sleep and it is quite easy to see. Unless she has continued issues with easy bruising I would not be worried. ...Read more

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I have a mark on my entire Cheek that looks like a bruise. Extends from the outer part of my eye to the corner of my uperlip. It is not a bruise.

I have a mark on my entire Cheek that looks like a bruise. Extends from the outer part of my eye to the corner of my uperlip. It is not a bruise.

Get checked: Without a proper exam of the rash it would be difficult to give the best answer. Consider sending us a picture or consult us via health tap prime. ...Read more

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A metal rake fell and hit me in the corner of my eye. It broke the skin and there is a bruise developing as well as dried blood. What should I do?

A metal rake fell and hit me in the corner of my eye. It broke the skin and there is a bruise developing as well as dried blood. What should I do?

Don't mess around : See an ophthalmologist right away. Even a seemingly small injury as you've described can have big negative consequences if something requires treatment. You may need sutures, antibiotic prophylaxis, anti inflammatory medications ; a tetanus booster. Go to doc today. ...Read more

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My 2 year old ran into door and her face has a hard bluish bruise on it near her eye. She refuses to keep ice on it. What else can I do to help it?

My 2 year old ran into door and her face has a hard bluish bruise on it near her eye.  She refuses to keep ice on it.  What else can I do to help it?

Anything cold: Cold cloth, cold can of soda, cold vegetables in a bag.
Make a game of it. At age two, peek-a-boo usually still works.
A few minutes of ice is better than none. Icing is done to reduce swelling and speed healing. You child will heal up without ice, but it would take longer. ...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 orbitals (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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Is it possible the bruising from a black eye will never go away?

Is it possible the bruising from a black eye will never go away?

Very Unlikely: Like any bruising, the discoloration goes away when the blood reabsorbs, although the time it takes to do so, may vary depending on how much blood is present. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the swelling and bruising in my eye within a week?

How can I reduce the swelling and bruising in my eye within a week?

Cold compresses: Cold compresses will help reduce swelling but you should see an eye doctor if you've had a trauma to the eye. ...Read more

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Is it true that when a black eye turns red, the bruise is almost healed?

Is it true that when a black eye turns red, the bruise is almost healed?

No: Bruises go through many statges as the body resorbs the blood. However, there is no certainty to the order of the colors. ...Read more

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Why is there a yellowish green bruise near my eye and a tiny bump on it?

Why is there a yellowish green bruise near my eye and a tiny bump on it?

Bruise : It's possible that the tiny bump may have been the site of a localized irritation that you may have picked or tried to pop. By mechanically disrupting the skin to eliminate it, an underlying blood vessel (capillary) may have ruptured causing a bruise, in which the escaped blood undergoes color changes as its reabsorbed. The discoloration should resolve in a couple of weeks. If not, see an Eye MD. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more