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Doctor insights on: Lacrimal Caruncle Problems

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How to treat lacrimal caruncle infection?

How to treat lacrimal caruncle infection?

Lacrimal caruncle: Infections related to these are usually managed with topical antibiotics, the preparations of which often have a steroid added. If these do not respond rapidly it would be a good idea to see an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist). ...Read more

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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?

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

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Doc, please answer me what is the function of lacrimal caruncle in eyes?

Doc, please answer me what is the function of lacrimal caruncle in eyes?

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

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I have severe itching of the lacrimal caruncle area and constant tearing. I take zyrtec (cetirizine) and Pataday daily- no relief. Any suggestions?

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

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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 burn sometimes? It gets red and painful and it's difficult to open my eye. It only lasts some minutes

Allergic: Lacrimal caruncle inflammation is most often due to allergy. Less frequently, it can be due to infection. Try naphcon A drops which will help if it is an allergy. If it doesn't improve, see your doctor, as you may need antibiotic drops. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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

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

Well: Jerry glasses wouldn't cause this problem unless they're bumping against your eyelid. For specific diagnosis and advice recommend you see an optometrist ophthalmologist or primary care doctor it sounds like you may have an infection of the lachrymal duct or Island ...Read more

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What is a yellow bump in left lacrimal caruncle? Been 2 weeks, no pain, slight itch, extremely dry eyes, slight pressure felt.

What is a yellow bump in left lacrimal caruncle? Been 2 weeks, no pain, slight itch, extremely dry eyes, slight pressure felt.

Need more info: You are describing symptoms that lead me to highly recommend an appointment with an ophthalmologist. The problem could be related to your dry eyes and/or the pressure in your eyes. Don't delay!! ...Read more

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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 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

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Can be eye allergy only have itching on caruncle, superior+inferior lacrimal punctum? Will allergy immunotheraphy work if oral+eyedrop meds not work?

Can be eye allergy only have itching on caruncle, superior+inferior lacrimal punctum? Will allergy immunotheraphy work if oral+eyedrop meds not work?

Allergy preservative: 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

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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?

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

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What does it mean to have a urethral caruncle?

What does it mean to have a urethral caruncle?

Polyp of urethra: Caruncle is benign, red polyp of female urethra often seen in women after menopause. ...Read more

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How long does it take to cure a urethral caruncle?

How long does it take to cure a urethral caruncle?

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

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What is treatment for women urethral caruncle?

What is treatment for women urethral caruncle?

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

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What is the difference between urethral diverticulum vs urethral caruncle? And how are they determined?

What is the difference between urethral diverticulum vs urethral caruncle? And how are they determined?

Caruncle: Urethral Carmichael is a common condition in the postmenopausal female. Urethral diverticulum is a fairly uncommon condition which is not related to hormones ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Urethral caruncle: Alternative treatment to estrogen cream is to use a topical anti-inflammatory such as Voltaren (diclofenac) Gel. ...Read more

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I have a white spot on my caruncle on my left eye. What could it be?

I have a white spot on my caruncle on my left eye. What could it be?

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

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What does a urethral caruncle look like. My urethra is very red and is quite swollen.

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What does a urethral caruncle look like. My urethra is very red and is quite swollen.

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

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Can a sitz bath cure a urethral caruncle or redness at opening of the urethra?

Can a sitz bath cure a urethral caruncle or redness at opening of the urethra?

Caruncle: No, but it may ease any associated discomfort temporarily. ...Read more

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If you flush your eyes with water, will you experience sharp pain in the caruncle which would then result in bloodshot eyes?

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

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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.

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

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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?

See a doctor: 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