Eye bulging

Posted by donnahector2020 @donnahector2020, Dec 7, 2019

My right eye started bulging out while the left one gets amaller. I went to the eye doctor but he did not see anything wrong , he sent me to my doctor, she ordered a blood test and ct scan, both came back negative. She wanted me to do a mri but I don’t have that kind of money right now. Please help me.

Have you been tested for hyperthyroid or Graves’ disease? Graves can cause the bulging eye. Maybe see a different doctor?

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Hello @donnahector2020, welcome to Connect. You may notice I moved your discussion to the Eye Conditions group. It is good that the CT and blood tests came back negative, but the uncertainty of not getting an MRI must be frustrating. Is there any pain involved with the bulging of your eye? Is it something that is constant or does it seem to get better at times? Has your vision been affected?

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Hello @donnahector2020

I am sorry to hear about your problem with a bulging eye. As @JustinMcClanahan, asked I'm wondering what other symptoms you might have related to the eyes. You do not mention your age or whether you have had other eye problems in the past (like surgeries or injuries, etc.).

I did find some information on Mayo's website about bulging eyes. Just click on this link and you will see that this symptom can be caused by Graves' Opthalmology.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/graves-disease/multimedia/exophthalmos/img-20007978
Here is another link to some information from WebMD,
https://www.webmd.com/women/graves-disease-eye#1
When you had the CT scan, what area was scanned? Was it the head or the area of the thyroid? Did your doctor say what area of the body the MRI would be checking?

Have you had a consult by an endocrinologist or just an eye doctor? An endocrinologist might best be able to rule out Graves' Disease as they are experts in the endocrine system that deals with thyroid problems.

You might consider asking for a referral to an endocrinologist.

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@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @donnahector2020, welcome to Connect. You may notice I moved your discussion to the Eye Conditions group. It is good that the CT and blood tests came back negative, but the uncertainty of not getting an MRI must be frustrating. Is there any pain involved with the bulging of your eye? Is it something that is constant or does it seem to get better at times? Has your vision been affected?

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It started about a month ago, it does not get better or worse, it's just there. There is no redness, pain or vision lost so I'm confused.

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@hopeful33250

Hello @donnahector2020

I am sorry to hear about your problem with a bulging eye. As @JustinMcClanahan, asked I'm wondering what other symptoms you might have related to the eyes. You do not mention your age or whether you have had other eye problems in the past (like surgeries or injuries, etc.).

I did find some information on Mayo's website about bulging eyes. Just click on this link and you will see that this symptom can be caused by Graves' Opthalmology.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/graves-disease/multimedia/exophthalmos/img-20007978
Here is another link to some information from WebMD,
https://www.webmd.com/women/graves-disease-eye#1
When you had the CT scan, what area was scanned? Was it the head or the area of the thyroid? Did your doctor say what area of the body the MRI would be checking?

Have you had a consult by an endocrinologist or just an eye doctor? An endocrinologist might best be able to rule out Graves' Disease as they are experts in the endocrine system that deals with thyroid problems.

You might consider asking for a referral to an endocrinologist.

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Thanks for your concern, the blood test was for graves, thyroid and some other deseases that I don't remember and it came back negative. The CT was for the brain and the back of the eyes and it came back negative as well. I am naturally far sighted and may have an injury to the eyes when I was much younger.

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@donnahector2020

It started about a month ago, it does not get better or worse, it's just there. There is no redness, pain or vision lost so I'm confused.

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I too suggest a referral to a endocrinologist. My son has Graves. He also had weight loss, excessive sweating, and anxiety as part of his symptoms. This may not be what is the cause
Of your issue, but is worth checking into.

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I worship you the best in your search for answers. I’m glad you had those tests.

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@hopeful33250

Hello @donnahector2020

I am sorry to hear about your problem with a bulging eye. As @JustinMcClanahan, asked I'm wondering what other symptoms you might have related to the eyes. You do not mention your age or whether you have had other eye problems in the past (like surgeries or injuries, etc.).

I did find some information on Mayo's website about bulging eyes. Just click on this link and you will see that this symptom can be caused by Graves' Opthalmology.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/graves-disease/multimedia/exophthalmos/img-20007978
Here is another link to some information from WebMD,
https://www.webmd.com/women/graves-disease-eye#1
When you had the CT scan, what area was scanned? Was it the head or the area of the thyroid? Did your doctor say what area of the body the MRI would be checking?

Have you had a consult by an endocrinologist or just an eye doctor? An endocrinologist might best be able to rule out Graves' Disease as they are experts in the endocrine system that deals with thyroid problems.

You might consider asking for a referral to an endocrinologist.

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So what do you think, should I consult the endocrinologist or do the mri?

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This is only my humble opinion as an RN. If the MRI will include your eye and thyroid, I suggest you go ahead with that. You can always take your results with you to the endo. Keep in mind some specialists will want tests redone and you have you have to deal with it twice. But, then again the MRI may show you need to see a different specialist. Possibly an Opthalmologist.

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@renm

This is only my humble opinion as an RN. If the MRI will include your eye and thyroid, I suggest you go ahead with that. You can always take your results with you to the endo. Keep in mind some specialists will want tests redone and you have you have to deal with it twice. But, then again the MRI may show you need to see a different specialist. Possibly an Opthalmologist.

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Thank you so much

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You are welcome! I wish you the best. Keep us posted!

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@renm

You are welcome! I wish you the best. Keep us posted!

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I will

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@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @donnahector2020, welcome to Connect. You may notice I moved your discussion to the Eye Conditions group. It is good that the CT and blood tests came back negative, but the uncertainty of not getting an MRI must be frustrating. Is there any pain involved with the bulging of your eye? Is it something that is constant or does it seem to get better at times? Has your vision been affected?

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Little or no pain at all, my vision is perfect, I think it has something to do with my nasal cavities. I might be wrong, after all I'm no doctor.

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@donnahector2020

Little or no pain at all, my vision is perfect, I think it has something to do with my nasal cavities. I might be wrong, after all I'm no doctor.

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@donnahector2020 Have you seen an endocrinologist ? This sounds like Graves disease a Endo will check your hormones

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@lioness

@donnahector2020 Have you seen an endocrinologist ? This sounds like Graves disease a Endo will check your hormones

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I have a blood test for graves and thyroid desease

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