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My eyes hurt when I look down? What causes orbital pain?

My eyes hurt when I look down? What causes orbital pain?

Orbital pain.: There are many different causes for orbital pain and resolution requires careful history as well as complete medical eye examination and possible sinus and dental evaluation. ...Read more

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My eyes hurt when I look to the right, left, and up and down. I have tried taking painkillers but they don't work. What is wrong?

My eyes hurt when I look to the right, left, and up and down. I have tried taking painkillers but they don't work. What is wrong?

Exam: Go to your primary care doc for an evaluation today. If you are feeling ill overall, with muscle aches and fever, eye pain can be part of the flu, especially influenza. Fall enteroviruses also can cause eye pain. A good fundoscopic exam is in order, and if your primary care doc doesn't suspect viral, he will refer you to an opthalmologist for further eval. ...Read more

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My eyes hurt when I look up and down or side to side. Not as dizzy today but my eyes definitely hurt. Should I go to an ophthalmologist or will it res?

My eyes hurt when I look up and down or side to side. Not as dizzy today but my eyes definitely hurt. Should I go to an ophthalmologist or will it res?

Most likely a viral: Infection of a minor nature. If you have a severe headache and/or fever or note visual changes clearly you should be evaluated. Resting and giving this 24-48 hours to improve is a reasonable approach. ...Read more

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Why does my head hurt when my eyes move side to side / up and down?

Hard to say for sure: Pain like this needs a good explanation. Could be related to pressure behind your eyes as a result of swelling or of a mass. Best to check with your primary care physician or eye doc. ...Read more

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My eyes won't focus (blurry, hurts to read) but only straight on, up down side is fine just straight on does it do this. Why? And I'm only 19

My eyes won't focus (blurry, hurts to read) but only straight on, up down side is fine just straight on does it do this. Why? And I'm only 19

Check vision with Dr: If you haven't done so already, it's best to have your vision checked by an eye specialist. This way you know what your vision is, and can have your eyes, and lids examined, to see if the problem is just dry eyes from too much computer work, refractive error, meaning needing to just wear glasses or contacts to see better, or astigmatism, or something else. So, they are the experts. ...Read more

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My eyes hurt a bit when I look up, down and right, left. What should I do?

My eyes hurt a bit when I look up, down and right, left. What should I do?

See your eye doctor: Pain with eye movement could mean many things from dry eyes or a foreign body to infection, orbital inflammation, thyroid eye disease or optic nerve inflammation (optic neuritis). Your eye doctor will perform a thorough exam to rule out any serious causes. In the meantime use artificial tears to lubricate your eye. ...Read more

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What could it mean if my head and eye hurts when bending over or looking down?

What could it mean if my head and eye hurts when bending over or looking down?

Sinusitis!: It is common with inflammation or infection of the sinuses to get headache or head pain with change in position, especially bending over. The sinuses are very close to the eye and orbit, causing the eye to hurt as well. This is very common. ...Read more

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My eye lid has swellin on one side that hurts n gets worse everyday its effectin my vision abilty to stand or lay down?

My eye lid has swellin on one side that hurts n gets worse everyday its effectin my vision abilty to stand or lay down?

Stye: This is most likely a stye which can spread inflammation over the whole lid before it localizes. Try using very warm washcloths for 4 minutes, 5 times per day. If that fails then check with your ophthalmologist for a better diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi I have been having eye pain when I wake up in the morning it's only when I look up and down its only hurts for about a hour and it feels like was

Eye pain: Eye discomfort only upon awakening in the morning suggests that dryness may be the cause. Ask your pharmacist to recommend eye ointment for use at bedtime to prevent dryness from developing overnight. If symptoms persist or worsen consult an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have been getting mild pain in my head for the past 4 daysand whenever I move my eye up and down and side to side it hurts. What may this be from?

I have been getting mild pain in my head for the past 4 daysand whenever I move my eye up and down and side to side it hurts. What may this be from?

Febrile illness?: If you're running a fever, it can cause a headache and any muscle in your body to ache, including the muscles that move your eyes. Migraine headaches can also cause these symptoms. If the cause isn't obvious, please seek medical care. Meanwhile, acetaminophen or ibuprofen will give you some relief. ...Read more

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How come my eye hurts when I look up or down during eye exam with the light?

How come my eye hurts when I look up or down during eye exam with the light?

Light sensitivity: Some patients will perceive aching or pain due to spasm of the ciliary muscle in the eye during the bright light portion of the eye exam. It is normal. ...Read more

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My mom wakes up some days feeling her head is heavy and when ever she puts her head down her head and eyes hurt. This happens between every 3 days. Why?

Sinus pressure?: This symptom is consistent with sinus congestion or pressure, as it can be sensitive to head position. Since there are sinuses all around the eyes and orbits, this might seem like aching from the eyes or behind the eyes. Cervical spine problems can also cause referred pain to the ocular area. There are eye conditions that could cause this, but they usually are not so intermittent. ...Read more

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Possible ideas as to why hip hurts? Difficulty with walking, sitting, laying down, etc Bring tears to eyes level of pain Young adult not overly active

Possible ideas as to why hip hurts? Difficulty with walking, sitting, laying down, etc Bring tears to eyes level of pain Young adult not overly active

Can see orthopedist: An orthopedic doctor can evaluate, and likely do imaging tests, to see what is causing the pain. Possibilities include bone problems such as developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), avascular necrosis (LCP disease), etc... There can also be pain from ligament, tendon, or muscle problems. Be sure to bring the symptom timeline, written clearly, to the doctor. ...Read more

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After crying I got a swollen right eye. It hurts when I blink. Is there anything I can do to get swelling down and to make it less painful?

After crying I got a swollen right eye. It hurts when I blink. Is there anything I can do to get swelling down and to make it less painful?

Conjunctivitis?: Is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. The common cause is viral, bacterial or allergic irritation. It is a benign condition, but if persist see your pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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I fell down 1 month ago and I had hurt under my eye which looked like a bruise but now its black and not turning to my skin color. Wat to do?

I fell down 1 month ago and I had hurt under my eye which looked like a bruise but now its black and not turning to my skin color. Wat to do?

Fracture?: You need to consult your doctor to find out since you might have suffered a fracture as the bruise should have subsided many days ago. ...Read more

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My eye started swelling up since yesterday and it has gotten worst this morning. I've taken benadryl this morning and the swelling hasn't gone down. I'm not sure if this a bug bite or an infection. It doesn't really itch. It actually hurts when I blink h

My eye started swelling up since yesterday and it has gotten worst this morning. I've taken benadryl this morning and the swelling hasn't gone down. I'm not sure if this a bug bite or an infection. It doesn't really itch. It actually hurts when I blink h

Eye swelling: If it's just one eye that is swollen and there is associated pain, I'd be concerned about a local infection (periorbital cellulitis). I'd get it looked at ASAP, it may require antibiotics and delay in treatment can have long term consequences. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy all the time. My eyes hurt. I get lots of head pain. Feel generally tired and run down.

I feel dizzy all the time. My eyes hurt. I get lots of head pain. Feel generally tired and run down.

Long list: Of possibilities. Need more details such as duration, time of onset, any particular time of day, any factors that relieve or aggravate. Start with a complete physical and blood tests if you have not had one recently. ...Read more

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I had migraine over a week ago. Pain in my left eye has persisted. It is a mild ache behind the eye, no visible symptoms but hurts to look up/down?

I had migraine over a week ago. Pain in my left eye has persisted. It is a mild ache behind the eye, no visible symptoms but hurts to look up/down?

See an eye doc: You need to consult an ophthalmologist.
If you have pain with eye movement it could be inflammatory source. Migraine in the eye has more of visual symptom that only last 15-20 minutes. ...Read more

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So I hit my head sat and I still have a slight headache, tired n bump went down, Area around eyes and face hurt and jaw area hurts. Concussion?

So I hit my head sat and I still have a slight headache, tired n bump went down, Area around eyes and face hurt and jaw area hurts. Concussion?

Make sure: Do you have any confusion, memory lapse or other cognitive issues? If you are at all concerned about concussion, it would be most appropriate to see your doc. Your other symptoms are consistent with some bruising and jarring of the muscles. ...Read more

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I have a bad headache, pressure behind my eyes, head hurts when I shake it. I may have fever and pain at base of spine and down the back of my thighs?

I have a bad headache, pressure behind my eyes, head hurts when I shake it. I may have fever and pain at base of spine and down the back of my thighs?

Headache and fever: Please kindly seek medical attention by going to emergency room or at-least contact your own primary care physician as fever and headache can be detrimental. This could be just a viral infection as well but it's important to have a proper evaluation to ensure proper management. ...Read more