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Skin colored bump/ zit shaped on my inner eye socket bone near nose. It's sore when I blink sometimes or when I touch it. Could it be a deep zit?

Skin colored bump/ zit shaped on my inner eye socket bone near nose. It's sore when I blink sometimes or when I touch it. Could it be a deep zit?

This could be an: acne pimple or could be a cyst, which may be infected. I would recommend applying warm compresses a few times/day; ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain if needed. If it is not improving or if worsening please see your doctor. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Have had a black eye now for 10 weeks not going away and it feels like my bone is sticking out just below my eye socket got checked out then?

Have had a black eye now for 10 weeks not going away and it feels like my bone is sticking out just below my eye socket got checked out then?

Check up needed: A man with a lump and a black eye that lasts for weeks should be examined. It may be that the cause of the black eye was a fracture (broken bone) in the bones of the skull that surround the eye. ...Read more

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Where is my left eye 'socket bone'?

Where is my left eye 'socket bone'?

Socket bone: There is no such thing as a "socket bone." there are a number of orbital bones which form the protection around the eye. ...Read more

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What could cause rotting bone and tissue around the left sinus and eye socket?

What could cause rotting bone and tissue around the left sinus and eye socket?

Sinus problem: Acute or chronic sinusitis and or bone disease can cause this and appropriate xrays or ct scan can offer an explation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which is the name of the condition which makes your eye socket (bone)bulge?

Can you tell me which is the name of the condition which makes your eye socket (bone)bulge?

Exophthalmos is the: Bulging of the eye forward from the bony orbit. (also called proptosis). It can be bilateral (both eyes) seen in certain thyroid conditions or unilateral (one sided) which can be from something as pathologic as a orbital tumor. Also this can be caused from trauma or swelling of the surrounding tissue of the eye. ...Read more

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I've had a dull pain at the outer corner of the bone that forms my eye socket bone for 4 months.?

I've had a dull pain at the outer corner of the bone that forms my eye socket bone for 4 months.?

See Eye MD: There many possibilities for this. Only an exam can determine what is happening so that treatment can be started. ...Read more

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Hello I have a tiny hard lump under my eye just undernerneath the bone socket. It doesn't hurt and I can move it around under my finger any ideas??

Hello I have a tiny hard lump under my eye just undernerneath the bone socket. It doesn't hurt and I can move it around under my finger any ideas??

Dermoid Cyst: Periocular dermoid cysts are very common. See your PCP for consultation and referral to a specialist if needed. ...Read more

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I keep getting this really painful pain on the left side of my nostril all the way to what feels my eye socket but beneath my eyebrow bone what is it?

I keep getting this really painful pain on the left side of my nostril all the way to what feels my eye socket but beneath my eyebrow bone what is it?

Left side pain: It is impossible to make an accurate diagnosis without a clinical exam and x-Rays.
However, it sounds like an abcessed tooth.
Make an appointment with your dentist for an exam, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Pain in eye socket bones and both cheek bones. What's causing this?

Pain in eye socket bones and both cheek bones. What's causing this?

Several options: First: Are you a smoker? Pain in this distribution most likely comes from the sinuses, Could be ordinary infection but might also be obstruction or tumor. If this is persistent pain, then you should see an ENT doctor soon - especially if the nasal discharge is blood tinged and if there is swelling and redness of the facial structures ...Read more

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Took forteo for 16 months. Have odd bone spur, eye socket growing towards sinus. Now multiple joints, never injured severe pain. Specialty/tests?

Took forteo for 16 months. Have odd bone spur, eye socket growing towards sinus. Now multiple joints, never injured severe pain. Specialty/tests?

Not certain related: It is not cetain the Forteo is the problem. We need to clarify what diagnosis is and then proceed. Your best approach is to see a rheumatologist so you get a diagnosis of the joint pain. ...Read more

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Pain and very tender to touch cheek bone right next to ear and up into eye socket. No jaw pain. Occasional temple and head pain. No injury.

Make an appointment: These types of situations require a personal one on one clinical exam, starting with a dentist to rule out a dental cause, followed by a physician if necessary. Call and set up an appointment with your own dentist asap. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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I still have a pea size bump on the inside of my top left eyelid near the corner of my eye. My eye socket was swollen for a week. The swelling is gone?

I still have a pea size bump on the inside of my top left eyelid near the corner of my eye. My eye socket was swollen for a week. The swelling is gone?

Eyelid bump: Likely stye that was infected. Do not press it. Use warm compresses 6-8 times a day. Wash gently with baby shampoo. Follow up with MD/urgent care they can give you topical antibiotics to facilitate rapid healing. ...Read more

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Popped zit week ago w/ metal extractor. Now zit gone and hardening north from cheek to eye socket. Little pea size bump & under eye swollen. What is?

Popped zit week ago w/ metal extractor. Now zit gone and hardening north from cheek to eye socket. Little pea size bump & under eye swollen. What is?

Sounds too active: You may have not sterilize the extractor resulting in an infection. The face is too close to the lymph drainage to the brain. Use warm applications till you can see a doc. ...Read more

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How would fractured eye socket surgery fix the break?

Eye socket Sx: Some specialists feel surgical repair is needed only if the patient has persistent double vision or the eye recedes into the socket. A comminuted fracture may need stabilization in order for the bone fragments to re-adhere. ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary for a fractured eye socket to heal?

Is surgery necessary for a fractured eye socket to heal?

Not necessarily...: If it is just a simple fracture and your eye is functioning normally, no surgery is needed. It will heal. If the fracture is severe i.e. Pushing your eyeball out/in and not moving eye well, or severe deformity etc...Then you need surgery etc...Otherwise, just observation and time...Maybe something for pain such as motrin/tylenol etc...Consult your doc...
Good luck. ...Read more

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Spasms and twitching under left eye socket.

Spasms and twitching under left eye socket.

Pretty Common.: Such twitching is common and usually benign. Related to stress, meds, stimulants, sleep deprivation, etc. Unless this is progressive (becoming more frequent and involving larger areas of your face or other areas of your body) it requires no further evaluation. ...Read more

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What would cause eye socket pain with no injury. Feels like the muscles holding the eyeball are tearing if I move the eye.

Several possibilitie: Pain at this level needs an evaluation. It could be infection, optic nerve inflammation or some other causes. You should quickly check in with your ophthalmologist to get this under control. ...Read more

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I occasionally get this head ache pain feeling in my eye socket that makes wanna close my eye and I don't know why should I be worried?

I occasionally get this head ache pain feeling in my eye socket that makes wanna close my eye and I don't know why should I be worried?

Best to see ur Dr.: Any eye pain should be examined by an eye doctor, as it needs to be examined if it's caused by the eye, the cornea of the eye, or if it's referred pain coming from another area outside of the eye area (like the atlas of the first cervical spine). ...Read more

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I get a headache that is generally on my left side of my head and face mostly around my nose and eye socket area is this my sinus? How do I stop it?

I get a headache that is generally on my left side of my head and face mostly around my nose and eye socket area is this my sinus? How do I stop it?

Headaches: Could be sinusitis, trigeminal neuralgia, migraine or cluster headaches. Less likely to be other serious conditions although proper diagnostic testing may be required. Check with your physician for accurate diagnosis and treatment as treatment will vary with diagnosis. ...Read more

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Headache starts from the eye socket and spreads around till the back of head. Its not throbjing but very dull and make nauseatic with brainfog. Help.

Headache starts from the eye socket and spreads around till the back of head. Its not throbjing but very dull and make nauseatic with brainfog. Help.

New headache: Headaches can be a concerning symptom and can have many causes. Some are deserving of emergent treatment. Warning signs are chronic headaches that suddenly change in quality or intensity, multiple headaches a week, new onset headaches that affect one's ability to function, associated vomiting, associated dizziness/double vision/neck ache/fever/weakness, or the need to take daily pain medication. ...Read more

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My left upper cheek around my eye socket is numb. It so happens that I'm hung over from last night and I only slept 4 hours. I pass the stroke tests.

My left upper cheek around my eye socket is numb. It so happens that I'm hung over from last night and I only slept 4 hours. I pass the stroke tests.

Avoid any alcohol: Go to bed early and hope for at least 6 hours of deep sleep. See how you feel tomorrow. Drink some juice. What are "the stroke tests"? If in doubt, see a DR. ...Read more

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Can something pass from your eye socket into your brain?

Can something pass from your eye socket into your brain?

Yes: There are openings in the back of the orbit (the eye socket) that connect directly to the brain. ...Read more

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How can I know if the pain in my eye socket is orbital cellulitis?

How can I know if the pain in my eye socket is orbital cellulitis?

CELLULITIS: Physical exam may give clues but gold standard is a contrast-enhanced CT scan of the face/orbits. If you suspect deep tissue infection of face/orbits go to the emergency department ASAP as time is of the essence to optimize treatment success. ...Read more