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What causes constant pulsation in eye?

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Posted on Thu, 10 Dec 2015
Question: i noticed pulsating under my right eye, it goes and comes back. when i place my finger i can feel it & if i look closely its visable too.What is it? im worried
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
need some details to guide you better

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thank You for contacting HCM. My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem.

I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. There could be a number of causes for your complaint. i would be in a better position to guide you anything if you answer following questions please:

1. since when are you having this problem?
2. does pulsation specifically occurs near temporal region?
3. do you feel pain at that area?
4. any history of headache, visual problem or fever?
5. do you or anyone in the family has history of diabetes, hypertension or other illness?
6. are you on any medication?

I will be looking forward for the answers to conclude the discussion in the best interest of yours.
Thank You
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (9 minutes later)
I have been having this problem 2 days ago, pulsation only happens under my righ eye. I feel no pain but its uncomfortable when it moves. I have overactive thyroid however im on medication and its under control and i take supplements for iron and vitamin Ddefeciency.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please see details

Detailed Answer:
hello

thank you for getting back with the answers. Two most common causes include prominence of normal artery pulsation which causes no harm and second inflammation of artery. As there is no other significant history so i would suggest you to wait and observe. Hopefully it will resolve itself in few days and no further management would be required BUT if it remains same then you need to visit hospital for further workup.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help if not then don't forget to close the discussion and rate it.
Wishing you good health !!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (19 hours later)
Is it caused by stress , lack of sleep? and my face is feeling stiff is it normal and will it goaway?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (51 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes it can

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thank you for the follow-up query.

Yes stress is an important factor that can cause this problem. It not only causes this but can aggravate even a tiny problem. I would suggest you to once visit hospital and get workup done. Hopefully your symptoms will resolve itself in few days.

Thank You

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: need some details to guide you better Detailed Answer: Hello Thank You for contacting HCM. My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem. I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. There could be a number of causes for your complaint. i would be in a better position to guide you anything if you answer following questions please: 1. since when are you having this problem? 2. does pulsation specifically occurs near temporal region? 3. do you feel pain at that area? 4. any history of headache, visual problem or fever? 5. do you or anyone in the family has history of diabetes, hypertension or other illness? 6. are you on any medication? I will be looking forward for the answers to conclude the discussion in the best interest of yours. Thank You