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What causes the dark circles under my eyes?

What causes the dark circles under my eyes?

Common problem: The skin is thin in that area and if there is extra weight on your body or gravity has been especially hard on you, the skin can thin out a little and the veins underneath can given an appearance of darkness. Heredity plays a role as well. If these are prominent, especially with under eye bags, then an oculoplastic surgeon should be consulted for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Can a bleeding disorder be causing the dark circles under my eyes?

Can a bleeding disorder be causing the dark circles under my eyes?

Unlikely: A bleeding disorder may cause bleeding in the loose skin under the eyes that may turn dark. However, a bleeding disorder would have bleeding in other tissues also. ...Read more

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What could be causing the dark circles under my eyes when asthma acts up?

What could be causing the dark circles under my eyes when asthma acts up?

Allergic shiners: Or lack of sleep. Allergic shiners are signs of allergic rhinitis (see photo). Allergic rhinitis often accompanies asthma. If asthma is keeping you up at night those dark circles may just be due to lack of sleep. ...Read more

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What is causing the dark circles under my eyes? I am only 22 and its concerning me.

What is causing the dark circles under my eyes? I am only 22 and its concerning me.

Dark circles: You must see your Eye specialist. I started wearing glasses at age 6 and still doing so at age 72. Never been a problem after I grew up. ...Read more

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Does isotretinoin cause dark circles under the eyes? What could be done to treat the condition?

Does isotretinoin cause dark circles under the eyes?  What could be done to treat the condition?

Isotretinoin's list: Of potential side effects for the eye include, blurred vision, cataract, color blindness, contact lens intolerance, corneal opacity, decreased night vision, keratitis, papilloedema, photophobia, visual disturbances, blepharitis, conjunctivitis, dry eyes, and generalized eye irritation. Periorbital skin discoloration (dark circles) are not one of the known side effects listed by the manufacturer. ...Read more

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Can low progesterone or estrogen dominance cause dark circles under the eyes?

Can low progesterone or estrogen dominance cause dark circles under the eyes?

Allergic shiners: Dark circles under the eye are usually caused by allergies and are known as allergic shiners.I know of no relationship to estrogen or progesterone. ...Read more

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What causes dark circles under the eyes?

What causes dark circles under the eyes?

Thin skin: The skin of the lower eyelids is the thinnest skin of the body and the dark circles are just seeing your own capillary blood supply through the skin. They frequently are a familial trait. There is no known effective treatment. ...Read more

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What causes dark circles under the eyes, and any remedies?

What causes dark circles under the eyes, and any remedies?

Allergy and genetics: Dark circles are due to the thin skin under the eyes that can let blood vessels show through as the dark circles. Allergy can make this worse. Treat any allergy problems and try cool soaks to the lids. ...Read more

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Do heart problems cause dark circles under the eyes and fatigue?

Do heart problems cause dark circles under the eyes and fatigue?

Maybe: Dark circles under the eyes is usually caused by backup of dark venous blood in veins behind the thin lid skin. Besides causing fatigue, cardiac problems can make this darkening worse. Make sure you are under the care of your primary doctor and if necessary, a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What causes dark circles under your eyes, and how do you get rid of them?

What causes dark circles under your eyes, and how do you get rid of them?

Dark Eye Circles: In most circumstances the dark circles that form under the lower lids are a result of leaky capillaries in the thin skin of the lid. This problem has no predictable solution, though many creams claim to improve this condition. In some cases, the circles are due to a deep indentation at the "tear trough" line between the lid and the upper cheek. Fillers may help to camouflage the shadowing. ...Read more

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