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What could be causing a pain behind one eye?

What could be causing a pain behind one eye?

Many causes: Pain behind one eye can be a myriad of causes, so should be checked out by an eye care provider. If nothing is found, then can be referred to another doctor to look for other causes if not improving. For example, eye pain can come from headache, dry eye, glaucoma, earache, toothache, sinus disease, arthritis, infection/inflammation, mass, etc. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of eye pain?

What could be the cause of eye pain?

Several: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What could be causing pain in the left eye, which feels like pinching from the side, coupled with cloudy vision? This is for a 68 year old female.

What could be causing pain in the left eye, which feels like pinching from the side, coupled with cloudy vision? This is for a 68 year old female.

Many possibilities: It is hard to say based on the symptoms. It could be anything from a corneal abrasion to dry eyes to glaucoma to even temporal arteritis (depending on where the pain is exactly). I would see an ophthalmologist soon to get a more definitive answer, especially if you are having cloudy vision. ...Read more

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My eye area is hurting a lot, what could be causing this?

My eye area is hurting a lot, what could be causing this?

Not enough info: There are multiple causes for eye pain: eye strain due to a need for glasses, allergy, sinus problems, insufficient lubrication. Other sig causes could be infection, esp if discharge or redness, glaucoma is unlikely at your age . Migraines can cause eye pain and light sensitivity, then there are other eye problems which can only be diagnosed with an eye exam. Treat symptomatically now , get checked. ...Read more

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Frequent Headache behind my eyes. What could be the problem?

Frequent Headache behind my eyes. What could be the problem?

See your Primary doc: Pain behind the eyes w/ minimal history you gave regarding your condition could be a multitude of problems. This could represent something as trivial as eye strain or more serious problems like cluster headaches to a full blown aneurysm. See your primary care Doc for a thorough history and physical exam for starters. Your primary may refer your to another specialist if the prob is more complex ...Read more

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I have intermittant pain in my eye that feels similiar to a scratched cornea-no visual disturbance. What could this be a symptom of?

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I have intermittant pain in my eye that feels similiar to a scratched cornea-no visual disturbance. What could this be a symptom of?

See an eye doctor: It could be dry eye, a scratched cornea, a foriegn body in the eye, or possibly an infection. If you've had a scratched cornea in that same eye before, sometimes the area of old injury can intermittantly open back up to give a similar foreign body sensation. ...Read more

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What could be causing my intense eye pain?

What could be causing my intense eye pain?

Many causes!: Abrasion, acute glaucoma, iritis, infection, foreign body etc. Get checked out very quickly to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Blurry vision in left eye and tension behind it. What could be the cause?

Blurry vision in left eye and tension behind it. What could be the cause?

Many possibilities: This could be caused by many things. Only a thorough exam can determine whtat is happening in your particular case. See an ophthalmologist for this. ...Read more

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I often get an ache or stabbing type pain behind my right eye but the ophthalmologist says there's nothing wrong. What could cause this?

I often get an ache or stabbing type pain behind my right eye but the ophthalmologist says there's nothing wrong. What could cause this?

Retro orbit pain: These are difficult to diagnose. In a normal ophthalmogic exam, pain behind the eye may be referred or from an orbital disease process. Sinusitis, neck pain, bruxism, ear pain, upper molar pain, and many others that are facial pain disorders that may arise from neurological conditions like migraine, tic doulereaux. A consult with a neurologist may be helpful if this problem is persisting. ...Read more

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Faint headache heaviness, small lump behind the left side of my neck, had an eye infection few days back. Could be related? or is it related to stress

Faint headache heaviness, small lump behind the left side of my neck, had an eye infection few days back. Could be related? or is it related to stress

Possibly: I definitely don't think you get lumps in your neck or eye infections from stress. I think we would most usually expect a palpable/"feel able" lymph node from an eye infection to be behind the ear but the neck is not that far away! Perhaps there was some low grade infection near your eye as well. If all improving, OK to watch; if lymph node enlargement persists 3-4 weeks, see Doc. Stay well! ...Read more

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What could be causing a nerve pain in my thigh?

What could be causing a nerve pain in my thigh?

Various: Diagnosis of thigh pain in a fortyish female depends upon whether the pain is in front or back of thigh. In the front, meralgia parasthetica is of concern. On the back of thigh sciatica is suggested. When doctors guess as to the vagaries of mother nature they need info as to "what, where, and when". Then we have improved chance to discern the "why". ...Read more

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What could be causing pain in my left shoulder on the back side? Could it be related to my spleen as in causing a pain that radiates there?

What could be causing pain in my left shoulder on the back side?  Could it be related to my spleen as in causing a pain that radiates there?

Unlikely: We need to know what's wrong with your spleen. Shoulder pain can be bursitis or muscular or ligament sprain. To begin with get evaluated and may be an x-ray will help. Meanwhile use heating pad , gentle massage and some anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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What could be there cause of abdominal pain behind right rib and swelling of belly occurs and there is a knot. What could it be?

What could be there cause of abdominal pain behind right rib and swelling of belly occurs and there is a knot. What could it be?

Gallbladder: Without details, commonly this may just be a gallbladder attack. This is typical of the location. A detailed history and complete physical in addition to lab and radiographic studies will confirm this guess. If your condition worsens, seek medical attention quickly. ...Read more

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What could be causing this shoulder pain all of a sudden?

What could be causing this shoulder pain all of a sudden?

Lots of things: It could be anything from arthritis to nothing. Your doctor will be able to at least start you on the right path. ...Read more

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I have a pain at the top of my windpipe, behind it. What could be causing this?

I have a pain at the top of my windpipe, behind it. What could be causing this?

Foreign body/throat.: This might be many things. It can be just irritation, or it can be asore throat from infection it might be pneumonia but there would be fever, etc. Another possibility is that it could be a foreign body that was accidently swallowed and is stuck somewhere in the lungs/windpipe. If this has been going on for a while, you should see your doctor for an xray to be sure nothing is there. ...Read more

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Right eye is in pain and photosensitive suddenly. What could be wrong?

Uveitis or other: Sudden onset of eye pain and photophobia often can be due to uveitis, however, it can also be due to an infectious process such as a corneal ulcer. Based on your symptoms, you should have an eye doctor examine your right eye as soon as possible. ...Read more