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Soft Lump On Eyelid
A soft lump appeared on my eyelid a few days ago. I have no pain. And I believe it is on my lacrimal gland. It is my normal skin tone. Any ideas?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Chalazion: A chalazion is a small bump in the eyelid caused by a blockage of the inner eyelid oil gland. It is caused by a blocked duct in one of the meibomian glands. These glands are located in the eyelid (oil gland) directly behind the eyelashes that produce a thin, oily fluid that lubricates the eye. If it bothers you, and ophthalmologist can remove it with surgery. ...Read more