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Re: Purple veins on the underside of my eyelid? [w/ photo]
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2014, 07:44:10 AM »
OK guys, I've made an appointment to an ophthalmologist and I'm going in in 2 hours. I'm all freaked out that he's gonna tell me I have cancer/tumor symptoms.

I'm literally shaking. My eye is hurting, it looks a bit bigger than the previous days and my eyebrow is so tense that it's permanently raised and painful. And those veins... they're sending me up the walls.

I keep thinking of the worse and I had a crying fit so I figured I'd rather spend more money and figure out what this is.

I'll be back with news... hope it's just eye strain & anxiety.
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Re: Purple veins on the underside of my eyelid? [w/ photo]
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2014, 07:47:05 AM »
Odds are it is nothing, but I would consult with an opthamologist anyway, to at least get
some peace of mind.
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Re: Purple veins on the underside of my eyelid? [w/ photo]
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2014, 10:59:33 AM »
OK, back from the dr.

She thinks my veins are absolutely normal, and it's common for them to get thicker when there's eye strain. She looked inside the eye, on the retina etc. she thinks I'm all good and I should use the computer less often, with breaks. I think I asked her like 5 times if a tumor behind the eye could do that lol but she kept reassuring me.

At least I can have some peace of mind now... it was worth it.

So, for anyone who ever has this symptom and googles my post - this is probably eye strain & it's normal for veins to get thicker when the eye muscles are overused.
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