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2 Potential Swelling Around the Eye Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped organ inside the neck, no longer produces adequate levels of hormones. Thyroid hormones are essential for many bodily functions including breathing, heart rate, and metabolism.

    Most cases of hypothyroidism require lifelong hormone replacement therapy.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating, weight gain, muscle aches
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Interstitial Nephritis

    The tissue of the kidneys can become inflamed for many different reasons, ranging from medications to infection to our own immune system

    2 weeks if recognized

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, loss of appetite, joint pain, side pain, fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Swelling Around the Eye

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Where in your eye area is this swelling?
  • Q.Are you experiencing chills?
  • Q.Do you feel like there is something in your eye?

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Swelling Around the Eye Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced swelling around the eye have also experienced:

    • 9% Feeling of Something in the Eye
    • 5% Eye Pain
    • 4% Swollen Face
  • People who have experienced swelling around the eye had symptoms persist for:

    • 44% Less Than a Day
    • 39% Less Than a Week
    • 8% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced swelling around the eye were most often matched with:

    • 4% Hypothyroidism
    • 1% Interstitial Nephritis
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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