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What is the reason behind sudden swelling of the eyelid?

Dr. Theodore Wu Dr. Wu
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What is the reason behind sudden swelling of the eyelid?

Swollen eyelid: Another cause could be preseptal cellulitis, whereby an small infection, such as a stye, starts to spread throughout the eyelid. This needs to be treated right away wtih oral antibiotics, since this infection may spread into the orbit and brain. See your local ophthalmologist immediately if you suspect this cause! ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What is the cause of headaches behind the eye?

What is the cause of headaches behind the eye?

Many possible: Multiple causes are possible. Most common would be sinus disease, migraine, or eyestrain from overuse of the eyes for prolonged reading or computer use. Thyroid disease, growths behind the eyes, are much less likely causes. If the pains persist, you should see an ophthalmologist, and if the eye exam is normal, your regular doctor may refer to ENT or neurology. ...Read more

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What is the reason of pain behind neck?

What is the reason of pain behind neck?

Muscle spasm?: There are a number of reasons for that type of pain. Cervical spine disease , muscle spasm to prevent movement of a injured or inflamed neck are amongst the commonest causes. Viral infection "wry neck " is an uncommon cause too. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pressure behind the ear?

What is the cause of  pressure behind  the ear?

EustachianTubeBlocke: Assuming that you're referring to painless pressure, it may be due to blockage of your eustachian tube which can be congested due to allergies or cold. Best way to get around this, besides time, is an allergy medication, eg antihistamine +/- decongestant. If pressure is painful, you may have otitis media or middle ear infection. We used to prescribe antibiotics but are shying away for this conditi. ...Read more

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What is the main reason of swelling in ankles?

What is the main reason of swelling in ankles?

Venous return.: In general, swelling (edema) in your ankles is due to poor venous return. This can be due to a variety of conditions, and can also occur in certain normal circumstances. I recommend you discuss it with your primary care provider. ...Read more

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What is the reason of getting swelling feet...Pain in the right side of the chest and hand.

What is the reason of getting swelling feet...Pain in the right side of the chest and hand.

Feet swelling : Can be caused by so many different things like venous or arterial problems but since you have multiple problems see you pcp. ...Read more

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Lump in the left cheek, side of the ear, what is this?

Lump in the left cheek, side of the ear, what is this?

Lump likely gland: Many of the lymph nodes around the body will swell if they notice irritation or infection near their position. There are many located in the soft tissues of the head and neck.They are pea sized at rest and enlarge when they are stimulated. Most stay larger for a few weeks before shrinking back to resting size. ...Read more

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What could be the reason behind the sudden redness on my face?

What could be the reason behind the sudden redness on my face?

Many causes: Red cheeks can be a sign of sunburn, rosacea, cellulitis, acne, lupus, side effects of medications (flushing symptoms), dermatitis due to topical preparations/soaps/lotions, signs of viral infection (exanthems), just to name a few. Get to a doctor so they can look at this and begin to tender a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sudden crossed eye in child. What is the cause of this?

Sudden crossed eye in child. What is the cause of this?

Many possibilities: This could be caused by a need for glasses or by a much more serious issue. Take the child to an ophthalmologist soon for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is causing this pain in the crease of my right leg?

What is causing this pain in the crease of my right leg?

Many possibilities: Pain could be due to different reasons. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams may help to determine the right cause. Pain may be due to: trauma (fracture, sprains, arthritis, ulcers), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), biomechanical abnormality, blood clot, nerve damage (neuropathy) and etc. Get evaluated and get the appropriate care. ...Read more

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My right eye is having a teary eye. There is a little swelling in the little hole in the eye. What is the cause of this?

My right eye is having a teary eye. There is a little swelling in the little hole in the eye. What is the cause of this?

Many possibilities: Tearing can be caused by blockage of the tear drain, which is probably what you refer to as the hole in the eye. Swelling can be one of the reasons that the hole is blocked. The underlying causes are so many, please get a proper evaluation by an eye care professional. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a sharp pain behind the eyes?

Depends: Sharp pain behind the eyes can be due to many issues: most common is dry eye. Much less common causes: infection, inflammation, sinusitis, tumor. ...Read more

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What causes a headache towards the front of the face around the eyes?

What causes a headache towards the front of the face around the eyes?

Sinus Infection?: There are several things which could cause your symptoms. Sinus infection or sinus pain from allergies are the most common. Other causes could be more serious: tooth infection (can refer to area around eye), osteomyelitis (infection of bones of face-potentially lethal), nerve pain, etc. A good history & physcial exam including an osteopathic hands-on exam might help find the cause & maybe fix it. ...Read more

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What is the cause of locking the jaw?Is it serious?

What is the cause of locking the jaw?Is it serious?

Disc displacement: When your lower jaw goes to far back the disc is squeezed forward resulting in a displaced disc that will prevent you from being able to open. You will need to see a dentist to unlock the joint area by having you bite on an appliance that will distract your lower jaw down and reposition the disc which will allow easy opening or normal. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a headache towards the front of the face around the eye area?

Headache near eyes: Often a sinus blockage will cause headaches in that area. If when you move your head it gets worse with movement, it is likely sinus-related. So think allergies, sinus infection. ...Read more

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What is the reason behind eye cramping?

What is the reason behind eye cramping?

Numerous possibilies: Pain in the eye is poorly localized and vary in description from patient to patient. Any number of etiologies can cause eye discomfort, from dry eyes to allergies to infections. You need to see an eye md for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the cause of swelling near eyes and ankle region.?

What is the cause of swelling near eyes and ankle region.?

Facial & ankle edema: Swelling symptoms can be caused by a wide variety of infections, inflammation, trauma, cancer, and cardiovascular disorders, kidney disorders. Organs and lymph nodes regulate the balance of fluids that circulate throughout the body. Various conditions that affect organ function can tilt the balance so that fluid is retained and starts leaking into the surrounding tissues. You need to see an md. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a boil outside the eye crease which causes the swelling of the whole eye crease?

Is it possible to have a boil outside the eye crease which causes the swelling of the whole eye crease?

Yes: You likely have a hordeolum (stye) that will resolve with warm compresses. However, if you have difficulty seeing or difficulty moving your eye, you need to seek immediate medical attention in case of a more serious infection. ...Read more

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Sudden pain attacks at the right side behind the ear area of the head. what could it be the cause of the pain?

Sudden pain attacks at the right side behind the ear area of the head. what could it be the cause of the pain?

Mastoiditis?: That hard area just behind the ear is the Mastoid. It is possible to get infection there. Often this occurs after or in conjunction with an ear infection. The pain could also be muscular from spasm. ...Read more