Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
181 Doctors are Online

I am pale and veins are visible. Feeling heaviness in eyes. On bio natural hormone therapy. Concerned

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Internal Medicine Specialist
Practicing since : 1999
Answered : 325 Questions
At first I thought my left eye lid was starting to droop. For the last couple of months its felt heavy. I'm very pale and veins are visible. The are very protruded and throbbing over the eye lid and side (left side only).
I'm 50 year old female. 5'5 145. In perfect health. Weight lift and cardio 5x a week. On Bio Natural Hormone therapy is the only meds I take except for vitamins and natural supplements. Thank you XXXXXXX
Posted Mon, 27 Aug 2012 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Answered by Dr. Rajeev Chavda 1 hour later
Thanks for using the XXXXXXX I am happy to address your questions, eyelid protrusion or swelling could be due to fluid build up or inflammation in the delicate tissues surrounding the eye. Swollen eyelids may also be referred to as puffy eyes or puffy eyelids. A variety of mild to serious diseases, disorders and conditions can lead to eyelid swelling. Swelling can result from infections, inflammation, trauma and malignancy (cancer). Depending on the cause, eyelid swelling can last for a short time and disappear quickly, such as when you have a mild allergic reaction to animal dander or dust. It may occur with other symptoms depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Like due to a blocked oil gland may not be accompanied by any other symptoms; whereas if due to a mild allergic reaction can be accompanied by sneezing and watery, itchy eyes. If it develops over time and occurs along with additional symptoms may be a sign of a more serious condition, such as hyperthyroidism or infection. Because eyelid swelling in general may be a sign of a serious condition, you should talk with your clinician about your symptoms.
Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Ophthalmologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor