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Lump Under Eyelid
I have what I think is a stye, no lump under my eyelid but in between layers of d eyelid. My eyelid is swollen and puffy now. What can I do?
I feel a lump thing under my eyelid which I think is a stye. What can I do to help make it go away?
Stye: Sounds like you have a stye to me, too. Best early treatment is to apply moist heat. Take a hot wet washcloth using got tap water and hold it over that eye for about 5-10 minutes. Do that several times a day to help open the pores. It may take a few days. Don't get it too hot or you could burn the skin of your eye or face. Best of luck. ...Read more
I had tender lump under my upper eyelid, its painless, its not red its almost a month now but I can see it become clearer in the skin. Is this danger?
Probably chalazion: You might have had a stye in the lid (sometimes these occur without any significant symptoms) and in the battle of your body to get rid of it, the stye was surrouded by a cystic structure which quiets down the lid. This is called a chalazion. There is no danger to this but it can be removed if it bothers you in your ophthalmologists' office. ...Read more
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more
Stye or fatty tumor:
You did not specify where. If it is at the edge of the upper or lower eyelid, it's probably a stye.
If it is soft and overlying the eyebrow, it is probably a fatty tumor, which is harmless. To know for sure, you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Could be: A few different types of benign eyelid growths like epidermal inclusion cyst, hidrocystoma, or milia. A picture would be helpful, but best to have this checked out to make sure it doesn't need to be biopsied or removed. Take care. ...Read more
Stye or chalazion: A lump in the eyelid is caused by an infection either in the eyelid skin (stye) or one of the meibomian glands inside the eyelid (chalazion). A stye will tend to resolve in several days, but a chalazion will usually persist. Try using warm compresses to help reduce the size of the lump and the inflammation associated with it. ...Read more
I have a small hard lump on the inside of my bottom eyelid that looks almost like a cut. What is it?
Can you tell me if I have a lump that is painless on top of my eyelid for almost 3 months now, what to do?
Inflamed tear gland: There are glands within the eyelids that generate the tear fluid. Sometimes they can become chronically inflamed. When medication doesn't help the problem settle down, an ophthalmologist may need to open this from the inner surface of the eyelid & remove the inflamed material. ...Read more
No: They need some treatment. Hot compresses with a moist wash cloth for 10 minutes 4-6 times a day will help it drain. If large however it is best to have it drained by a simple procedure done in the office. The hot compresses will take time for it to resolve, we are talking about a month or more. ...Read more
There's a lump on my left eyelid, its not painful and not itchy but just there what should I do and what is the cause?
See your eye doctor: It would be best to see your eye doctor for advice whether to have the lump removed or drained, depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more