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What causes sudden black eye with swollen eyelids?

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Dr. Chobufo Ditah

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Posted on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Question: sudden black eye to lower eye no traumal
lower lid is black & swollen after taking extended hot bath
when will I hear from the doctor?
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Possible bleed under the skin!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I have reviewed your information fully. This is possible caused by a bleed under the skin. Blood under the skin appears as dark/bluish etc and will be resorbed by the body’s system over 7-10days. There is no need for further medical intervention as healing is spontaneous. However, you should avoid using very warm water for baths.

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