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I Can See A Black Shadow In My Peripheral From Time To Time Is This Normal
Yes and no: Shadows that come and go and float around are very common, and are due to lumps in the vitreous jelly that fills the back of the eye. Another common cause of temporary peripheral shadows is migraines. Signs of concern are shadows that remain stationary and don't go away, showers of new floaters and flashing lights. If you have these symptoms you should be checked by an eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For a while i've had eye floaters with pvd; recently, flashes with cough or move head in peripheral right vision; at times see shadow rgt eye peri.
See an eye doc ASAP: It sounds like you had a vitreous detachment (pvd)which is very common after age 50 or earlier if the person is myopic or had h/o an eye trauma. 90% people of the time the person has no issue except floater and occasional flashes for 2-4 months. About 10% of the patients may develope retinal tear or detachment. Since you have a new symptoms with periph shadow you need to see an ophth asap. ...Read more
Slight headaches and can see my heart beat in my vision. Like i see a shadow in my peripheral as my heart beats. Don't matter if its bright or dark ?
Check blood pressure: Hi there Carolyn The main thing we want make sure is ok is your blood pressure as well as the health of your eyes with dilated eye exam to your eye pressure and to check the retinal blood vessels. Otherwise you are just one very astute observer of a natural phenomenon. Take care. Dr Rebecca in NYC ...Read more
I have di. Peripheral neuropathy, sugar normal but pn gets worse whenever i lay down, whatever time. Goes away with changed position. Is this normal?
No: It is not normal to get high or stoned. ...Read more
Does a longerlength of time it takes for labs to return results indicate they found something abnormal? (ie. Peripheral smear)? It's been over 2 weeks
Best thing : To do is call your doctor about the results.It may have been a special test that has to be sent out to another state and some lab results may take weeks before they are in, even when they are done locally. Not to worry too much, pick up the phone and make that call to relieve your anxiety. One call, that's all it takes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Migraine or PVD: Depending on the nature of the floaters or glitter, it could be either. A "scintillating scotoma" is used to describe features of retinal migraine. A "flash" of light usually in one eye or "photopsia" can indicate vitreous traction on retina. The later may be associated with retinal tear and detachment. I would get it checked out. The floaters are also more a feature of vitreous detachment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible peripheral nervous system disorder maybe as suggested on Health Tap. What type of Dr should I see ?
Nervous system: Not sure what disorder u r referring to, but a Neurologist would probably be good option. ...Read more
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