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Offline dancer67

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I was DX with a cyst on my eyelid and
« on: November 01, 2010, 09:09:09 PM »
I am wondering if he misdiagnosed me and what if it is sebaceous carcinoma of the eyelid? The information said that Chalazion cysts can mimic a sebaceous carcinoma, and many Dr's miss this. It is rare. But I have had a very rare thing happen to me once before.
My eye Dr. is ONLY a regular eye Dr. He is not an opthamologist.

He looked at it, told me it was a cyst. It is small, on my left upper eyelid, on the smooth surface under the eyelashes. About the size of a ballpoint pen. It looks like the color of skin, and is pearl-like. It has been there for about 3 weeks. He told me warm compresses 4X a day, plus he gave me an ointment for inflammation and antibiotic. I stared this on Friday and there has been no change. It is still there.

I have to go back in two weeks if it doesn't go away.

he said that sometimes you have to have it surgically removed, but he didn't think I would have to. But this thing is just not going away.

The Sebaceus Carcinoma site said that if it doesn't heal within a few weeks, that it should raise suspicion as to not being a cyst but should be tested for cancer. It also said it often bleeds. Well, mine was bleeding last night after doing the hot compresses.

Pictures show almost exactly what mine looks llike to. I still have my eyelashes, and it doesnt effect my vision, my eye isn't red, and I don't see a yellow tinge to it.

But, chalazion cysts usually have a whitehead, and mine does not.

On top of this. I lost my health insurance this month, so I cannot even get a second opinion from an opthamologist. And if it is Sebaceous Carcimoa, it is very deadly.

((Sigh))
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Re: I was DX with a cyst on my eyelid and
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2010, 10:20:56 PM »
WHY did you google?  The doctor told you to come back in 2 wks if it didn't go away and he would surgically remove it.  Sounds like he is on top of things to me.  Try not to assume the worst and just see what happens.  Remember the woman with every symptom of IBC who ended up not having IBC?  I think rare really does mean RARE...and what are the chances of you having TWO rare things pop up in your lifetime???  Almost unheard of!
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Re: I was DX with a cyst on my eyelid and
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2010, 10:29:44 PM »
WHY did you google?  The doctor told you to come back in 2 wks if it didn't go away and he would surgically remove it.  Sounds like he is on top of things to me.  Try not to assume the worst and just see what happens.  Remember the woman with every symptom of IBC who ended up not having IBC?  I think rare really does mean RARE...and what are the chances of you having TWO rare things pop up in your lifetime???  Almost unheard of!

ewwww....surgery.......Not sure if he would surgically remove it then. He just sais to come back in two weeks. I was actually googling home remedies for it and that popped up. My bad. Then of course, got obsessed with it and it took off from there. :(

I remember the woman who we thought had IBC. Rare, and thank goodness she didn't have that.

My chances? Hopefully nothing else rare happens in my life unless it is a postive thing!!
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Re: I was DX with a cyst on my eyelid and
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010, 07:12:08 AM »
I agree with T

and personally I don't think you should have looked up home remedies.  This is because you put the word cyst in the search engine and anything can pop up.

I remember when I was a teen.  My mom told me not to kiss the boy good night ( ::) yeah) because kissing leads to other things.    Um so does "just looking up home remedies" 
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Re: I was DX with a cyst on my eyelid and
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2010, 07:54:58 AM »
Hi..... I used to suffer with chelezions as a young girl.  My grammar  school pictures from 3rd and 4th grade shows the red jumpy eyelids. It is a very uncomfortable feeling having this. Make sure you constantly apply hot wet compresses to your eye. And don't touch your other eye. It can spread to the uninfected eye like wildfire. In my case, twice I needed surgery to remove them which was no biggie. Your opthamologist knows the difference between a stye and cancer. My mom recently went to eye doc for checkup and he referred her to a specialist that removes basal cell from eyelids. Try not to toy with it either. You probably got the stye from eye makeup. Make sure you throw the eye pencils and shadows away that you used. Feel better!
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Re: I was DX with a cyst on my eyelid and
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2010, 09:04:55 AM »
i have suffered with cysts and boils etc since i was a child. i have had one removed from behind each ear i curently have 4 on my face and a gangleoin cyst on my foot. the foot one has been there for 3 years and the ones on my face have been there a while i have opted not to have these removed due to scarring on my face and the one on the foot is close to a tendon. doctors are pretty well educated in the difference between a cyst and cancer.
never believe dr google !! heres an example i had stabbing pains in my neck, fevers and pain in my ear for months dr google had me believing that i was dtying of cancer. turns out was an infected tooth i let get out of hand and had it removed last week and other then a bit of tenderness i fell the best i have in months. as your doctor said if it doesnt go down in two weeks go back and see him.
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Re: I was DX with a cyst on my eyelid and
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2010, 09:45:54 AM »
my husband gets these all teh time. It does take a while for them to go away, and he doesnt use anything for it no compresses, no home remedies...just goes away by itself. T's right-no chance something this rare can happen to you again:) I know how it feels though. Remember the link posted yesterday I think about our "symptoms" and thinking? it says clearly people with HA often think that if they dont stay on top of things then it will be something bad. It says specifically that we don't trust dr.s. Imagine what your husband would do if he got one of these cysts...he'd say oh...it will go away. And that would be the end of it right? Try it. I know its hard, but think of how much better you'll feel not carrying this worry around, you deserve a break from worry with all you've been up against lately:)

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Re: I was DX with a cyst on my eyelid and
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2010, 09:46:18 AM »
Well my daughter keeps getting them. I googled and home remedy is to wash your eye area with baby shampoo twice a day, and warm compresses help.

If you keep having skin issues mix a spoon of tumeric with milk. Put some pepper and honey in it. Taste a little like chai tea and drink it.

You do not have to buy the expensive tumeric capsules. Tumeric in your pantry will do the trick.
My friends wonder what cleared my face up in a year. I used to have acne a lot. I credit my tumeric trick. I do not drink it evey day but I drink it when I think of it or when I get a pimple or flair. I also cook now a whole lot more with tumeric. I Love Curry Chicken or Curry Wurst. Yummy.

Tumeric can cause constipation. But it is so good for you.

Normally the doctor doesn't ask you to come back for cancer and stuff. That is way too serious and almost unheard of that someone develops cancer there. He would  probably give you an antibiotic to clear in case an infection. I think three weeks sounds a bit long. Styes clear up usually within ten days.
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Re: I was DX with a cyst on my eyelid and
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2010, 09:47:34 AM »
Of course the blinked out word was f a c e.
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Re: I was DX with a cyst on my eyelid and
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2010, 01:02:26 PM »
Well, I am really worried now because I lost my health insurance for this month. The stupid insurance company scewed up my payment and now I do not get my coverage back until December 1st. So now if I need surgery or see the eye Dr. again, I have no freaking insurance. I am fighting with them now about it.

And my eye Dr. never said it was a chelazion cyst, he just said it was a cyst. Then he said on Friday, that even if it went away on Monday to keep doing the medication and warm compresses. Well, nothing has changed, it still looks the same. And it doesn't look like the cysts I have seen. Mine is on the clear line area, under my eyelashes, on my upper left eyelid. It is small, the siz of the tip of a ballpoint pen. The pictures I have seen look like they are swollen on top of the eyelid.

And I know I shouldn't of googled home remedies, but when I did it said that many cysts look just like cancer and many Dr's  miss it.

And I do not have an opthamologist. He is just a regular eye Dr.

And I am scared of any type of surgery.
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Re: I was DX with a cyst on my eyelid and
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2010, 01:37:08 PM »
As I said it can take up to ten days with treatment. Breath! I gave you a couple Home Remedy. Baby Shampoo is a very old Remedy.

The warmer the compress the better it is. People get cysts on their eye lid and I never heard of one of them being cancer and very rarely does it has to be surgically removed.
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Re: I was DX with a cyst on my eyelid and
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2010, 02:10:11 PM »
I will try the baby shampoo too. It is hard because it is under my eyelashes on that smooth part.

I have a prescription ointment. It doesn't seem to be getting any smaller. It has been 5 days now.

Okay, I will try and breathe and hopefully it will just go away with time.

Thank you so much
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Re: I was DX with a cyst on my eyelid and
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2010, 02:35:24 PM »
Wash your whole eye area with it. Apply the ointment with a Q-tip.
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Re: I was DX with a cyst on my eyelid and
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2010, 05:10:48 PM »
Wash your whole eye area with it. Apply the ointment with a Q-tip.

Oh, a Q-tip that is an excellent idea. Thank you.

And I bought some baby shampoo, I will be washing it well with it.

Thank you Sandra. ;D
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Re: I was DX with a cyst on my eyelid and
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2010, 04:53:34 AM »
Your welcome.
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