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Hyperactive Thyroid And Eye Bulging
Yes: Hyperthyroidism can affect the eye muscles which become inflamed and can cause pain and protrusion fo the eye called exophthalmos. Occasionally the intraocular pressure may go up causing headache and aching of the eyes so you should have an eye exam. Also the blood pressure can go up in hyperthyroidism and this can cause headache. You should be followed carefully by your doctor. ...Read more
Graves': Exophthalmos. You need a skillful ophthalmologist to handle it. Maggie smith, who played in the harry potter movies, is affected. ...Read more
My left eyeball appears to be bulging, I was kneed in the face 10 years ago, should I be concerned with structural damage or thyroid problems?
Have to see doctor: It is unlikely due to 10yr old injury , more likely exopthalmas ( bulging ) from thyroid problem. You have to see your doctor for examination and tests ...Read more
Doc says eye might be bulging 1mm. Had thyroid tested, results were fine. I'm scared it's a tumor now. I'm only 19. What could it be?
See eye MD: If you are concerned about this, then see an ophthalmologist for evaluation. A tumor is unlikely, and 1 mm of bulging is not much and nearly impossible to measure accurately. ...Read more
Eye is still bulging slightly, plus eye aches, but today ophthalmologist says everything looks great. No thyroid issue. What do I do now? Nothing?
Bulge?: Still bulging? Was is worse before? If so, why? I need more info before I can answer this. ...Read more
Eye doc said my eye was bulging 1mm. Had a thyroid test done, results were fine. Now I'm worried it's a worse situation. What could it be?? I'm 19
See ophthalmologist: Did you see an ophthalmologist? Did you complain about bulging eye? We normally don't measure the eyes in that way, as many people normally have "bulging eyes" unless it was something new, and its sooo subjective, 1mm difference btn eyes is not very significant... unless you have other symptoms consistent with Graves Eye Diseases, which by the way doesn't require and abnormal Thyroid... ...Read more
My drs appt isn't for another week how can I help get rid of these headaches behind my eyes from my hyperactive thyroid? Had them the past few days
Hyperthyroid: The two medications that you are hopefully taking are Methimazole and a beta blocker (propranolol, metoprolol, atenolol, etc). You may need to increase your dose, but you should do this under the supervision of your doctor. Even though your appt is not for another week, you should call him/her. ...Read more
Orbital tumor or thyroid problem? My left eye is bulging 1mm. Eye aches, but no vision loss/double vision. I'm only 19 & I'm worried about a tumor?
Have graves disease with graves ophthalmology(bulging eyes).Need to stop thyroid. Which is better radioactive iodine or surgical removal?
Depends: Depends on specific thyroid condition.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are the chances of me having an orbital tumor/brain tumor w/ 1mm left eye bulge? No vision loss & no double vision. Thyroid results normal.
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