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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Can thyroid medication for hypothyroid (levoxyl) cause eyes to swell or hurt?

Can thyroid medication for hypothyroid (levoxyl) cause eyes to swell or hurt?

Usually not: Usually not, unless the medication caused the eye to be more dry. More likely it is dry due to the environment or the thyroid condition it's self. It is possible you are developing graves ophthalmopathy (a condition associated with thyroid problems). ...Read more

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What is the most likely causes of facial and eye swelling?

What is the most likely causes of facial and eye swelling?

A lot of things: Many things could bring on these swellings, but i think that allergy would be very high on my list; especially if accompanied by itching and red eyes. ...Read more

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Can complicated migraines cause eye swelling?

Can complicated migraines cause eye swelling?

Of course, migraine: is always a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, partial blackout, weakness, dysesthesia, visual disturbances eye swelling, nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is manageable condition. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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What causes eye swelling after nose blowing?

What causes eye swelling after nose blowing?

Sinus defect: This problem usually means there is a connection with the nasopharnyx ( back of the nose) and the orbit. It may be due to trauma, sinus surgery or sinus infection or an infection of the tear sack (dacryocystitis). Your ENT doctor can help you with this problem. ...Read more

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What could have caused under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

What could have caused under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

Too many things: There are multiple causes of eyelid swelling, including inflammation, infection, and many others. You would be best served having an evaluation by an eye doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What could have caused this under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

What could have caused this under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

Cool compresses: Depending on the cause of the swelling, cool or cold compresses can help a lot. If an infection is causing the swelling, further treatment may be needed. Blepharitis is a common cause of eyelid swelling, you can get more info: http://www.2020vision.Com/blepharitis.Html another common cause is not swelling, but rather the normal fat pads pressing forward as we age. Surgery can help! ...Read more

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What could cause my eyelid and under eye swelling?

What could cause my eyelid and under eye swelling?

? Allergies: Many issues can cause swelling of eyelids and below the eyes. The most common cause is allergies. Try artificial tears, cool compresses, and oral/topical antihistamines. If no improvement, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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How can I know what could be the cause of one eye swelling?

Various: First be sure it is not that the other eye is receding? The causes for one eye protruding include thyroid disease, tumors, vascular lesions and infections (i assume there was no trauma involved which would be an obvious cause). Unilateral swelling needs to be evaluated by your eye doctor especially if the vision is affected, if there is double vision, or pain in the eye or socket. ...Read more

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Can wisdom tooth cause eye swelling?

Yes: In cases of infected wisdom teeth there can be a region sinus infection in the maxillary sinus that makes up the floor of the orbital cavity where the eye sits. The lower and upper eye lids can become swollen. Severe cases can cause infections that spread to the tissues around the eye. Go to your dentist or the er. Now if you are experiencing this. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more