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Lacrimal Caruncle Problems
My left lacrimal caruncle looks bigger & redder than my right. I have no clue if it's always been this way but I'm very scared of malignancy.?
Lacrimal duct: Infections are far more common and more easily treatable than malignancy, so see a doctor for that or send photos ...Read more
I was in the shower and suddenly I felt an intense stinging in my lacrimal caruncle! It's really red, what would cause this?
I don't know if it's always been this way, but my left lacrimal caruncle looks bigger & redder than my right. Optometrist next week. Malignancy?
Doubtful!: While cancer can occur anywhere, it is still relatively rare, especially there. You are doing the best thing by getting it checked though, to be sure. Avoid scents and aerosols and use only hypoallergenic skin care products as irritation from scents and aerosols can cause irritation to the eyes, as well as to the linings of the respiratory tract (ears, nose, throat and lungs) and to the skin. ...Read more
Unknown: There is no actual known function for this universal tissue piece on the nasal side of all eyes. In fact, if it is surgically removed it will grow back, so the eye seems to want it to be there. ...Read more
I have severe itching of the lacrimal caruncle area and constant tearing. I take zyrtec (cetirizine) and Pataday daily- no relief. Any suggestions?
Ophthalmologist: If you are having continual symptoms of the eyes that is not resolved by your medications, then you should see your primary care physician or an Ophthalmologist (eye specialist). ...Read more
My lacrimal caruncle in left eye has been discolored (brown-green)for years. However I just recently noticed that it has grown. Should I be concerned?
Yes: Please consult a board certified ophthalmologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Why does my lacrimal caruncle burn sometimes? It gets red and painful and it's difficult to open my eye. It only lasts some minutes
Why does my lacrimal caruncle hurt? Today everytime I blink my eye it stings. Is it because I recently got new glasses and the constant tear in my eye
What is a yellow bump in left lacrimal caruncle? Been 2 weeks, no pain, slight itch, extremely dry eyes, slight pressure felt.
Lacrimal caruncle in my right eye is red and inflamed for two days. I figured it would go away but it hurts to touch or blink and feels tired. Help!!?
Lacrimal carbuncle: You should see an ophthalmologist pronto! If you have access to an ophthalmological ER that would be the place to be seen. We are talking about your eye here. Don't dawdle! ...Read more
Lacrimal caruncle is red, itchy, stings. (especially when I wake up) along with lower eyelids. I use lubricant drops and drops for the spring allergy?
I have a small white lump very similar to a pimple on the lacrimal caruncle of my left eye. No pain, no itch. What could this be? It's been 3 days now
Hard to tell: This is something that needs to be seen in "real time" by your doctor. ...Read more
Mucus & air comes from my left eye when I blow my nose from the back of lacrimal caruncle. It seems to detach from eye a little bit. What is solution?
15 years old. Lacrimal caruncle on the right eye is a bit swollen, red, have a small dark-red dot (look like blood) and stinging, ithcing. What is it?
Eye red: It may be an infection so seek care from a physician ...Read more
My lacrimal caruncle is itching alot and there is a certain sting in my left eye very time I shut it. I think there is pimple growing inside eyelid.
Why do superior + inferior lacrimal punctum and medial canthus and caruncle itch so bad and the eyes are dry?
Can be eye allergy only have itching on caruncle, superior+inferior lacrimal punctum? Will allergy immunotheraphy work if oral+eyedrop meds not work?
Sounds like allergy to preservative in eyedrops as itchiness is in drainage area: sup and inf punctae
stop eye drops and use only oral med antihistaminic. ...Read more
Which possible between eyelid dermatitis, allergy or blepharitis, has only itch on caruncle, superior +inferior lacrimal punctum different times per day?
Bad itching in caruncle, superior +inferior lacrimal punctum, n dryeyes. Md said allergy, but no meds work on me, don't use eye makeup, lenses 7months. Help?
Get second opinion: Allergies cause itching ; tearing. Over-the-counter allergy medicine ; eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eyedrop. Blepharitis also causes itching ; this can occur with allergies. It's a minor infection of the eyelids. Crusting ; tearing is common. Warm compress with daily baby shampoo washing of the eyelids helps relieve this. Severe cases are placed on antibiotics by your doctor. ...Read more
Inflammation and redness of/near Lacrimal caruncle. I am using eye drops for dry eyes. Is it due to allergy?
May Be Get Checked: It may be allergy but I will recommend you get it checked by your Opthalmologist ...Read more
I had sinus problem since child. From recent 4-5 months, I feel my throats heavy. The vein from eye caruncle to inside of nose feels swollen and itchy?
I'm not sure what: Your question is. If you re-submit with a question, one of us may be able to help you. ...Read more
CARUNCLE: The trick is to get them to become assymptomatic. Many times they are found by a doctor and not mentioned as they are very common in post menopausal women. It should feel better w/in a few days to a week of treatment. ...Read more
Multiple treatments.: Urethral caruncles are benign outgrowths of tissue at the urethral opening, occurring primarily in postmenopausal women. If there are no symptoms, & it appears benign, no treatment is necessary. For symptoms such as bleeding & pain, topical estrogen cream for 2-3 months, warm sitz-baths & anti-inflammatory drugs can be used. If large and painful, surgical excision can be performed. ...Read more
What is the difference between urethral diverticulum vs urethral caruncle? And how are they determined?
Can you tell me if throughout a recent urology exam the md said I have a caruncle. Does anyone know what this is or what causes it?
Benign: A urethral caruncle is what we call a granulomatous (benign) lesion at the urethral meatus (opening). Most often in post menopausal women. It is bright red, soft and smooth. If the diagnosis is apparent, no treatment is needed. Estrogen crean and anti inflammatory cream may be used. If it is bothersome it can be removed or cauterized. It is not a serious condition. ...Read more
I was prescribed an estrogen gel for my urethral caruncle that I cannot afford. Is there something natural/organic I can use to heal it?
Hi I have a small symmetrical bumps in both corner of eyes at caruncle part. I am feeling very scary about it, its like 2 months like this.
See an Eye MD: An ophthalmologist can diagnose and manage these bumps. Don't be scarred - be proactive and see the doctor. ...Read more
Photo/exam: It is difficult to say without a examination. What you see may be normally occurring sebaceous glands, cysts, hairs, mucous, concretions. Most lesions are benign and rarely malignant. Have a checkup by an Eye MD. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: What really causes urethral caruncle is still unclear, but we do know it results from mucosal laxing & protrusion of the posterior distal urethra in the elderly female resulting in a "mass" like a little cheery attaching to posterior aspect of urethral meatus. Its size widely varies and will slowly increase over time. Clinically, it's painless most of the times, but it may irritates and bleeds. ...Read more
See: Doctor to get it lanced. Will feel much better once drained ...Read more
My eye caruncle color is going abnormal day by day and the redness is spreading throughout the eyes, there was and disorder since one year,?
Eye exam: Please see an ophthalmologist for ongoing evaluation and therapy. ...Read more
Can lisinopril be causing my urethral caruncle to become inflamed? Started the lisinopril a week ago and my caruncle is swollen and painful. I have
Lisinopril: It might or might not be Lisinopril related. Please contact your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Caruncle: No, but it may ease any associated discomfort temporarily. ...Read more
If you flush your eyes with water, will you experience sharp pain in the caruncle which would then result in bloodshot eyes?
Not usually.: The water flush could dislodge or move a foreign body item which could be felt or painful (even an eyelash trapped). Otherwise, dry or sensitive corneas could be more symptomatic from the force of the flush or exposed nerves. Lastly, consider if the water wasn't "pure" or had any contamination or acid/base problems involved. ...Read more
Is my ventral caruncle, sublingual gland under my tongue normal looking? It seems to me one side is a tiny bit larger than the other.
Probably normal: We are all slightly asymmetric...One ear higher than the other, one big toe more curved than the other, etc. If you're concerned, ask your family dentist to take a look, make sure there are no abnormalities, stones in the duct, etc. ...Read more
In my eye The Caruncle is swollen. It has gotten bigger over the years. I'm 61 now and it sometimes secretes fluid. When I was 8 years old the doct?
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My advice go and see a doctor
Eye are very precious do not gamble with your sight go and see a doctor please ...Read more
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