I have pain behind my left eye. It hurts when I close my eyes and sometimes when i blink. I have no vision disturbances, no tears, no other symptoms. It also hurts if i press (gently) on my eye when it is closed, around the lower left (more center-left than extreme left) of mye eyeball, though it doesn't hurt if i press anywhere else. This pain started yesterday, but it is a little worse today.
Other symptoms: Last week I awoke with dark circles under both eyes (sometimes happens), and under my left eye was swollen and puffy (never happened before). The swelling was mild but still visible. I took out my (daily wear) contact lenses, didn't wear them for a week, and the swelling went away after a few days. Related?
I also suffer from migraines (had one on that side yesterday) and allergies. I am female, 35 years old.
Does this sound like something serious I should have checked out, or does it sound like it's related to my migraine (which is gone today)or sinus allergies?
could be migraine or cluster headache. yes, could also be related to swelling. this is so difficult b/c i dont want to just indiscriminantly say to everyone "you need an exam", but i really have no ideas sometimes. it could be nothing or migraines, or it could be serious. dont know. sorry! so many possibilities.
oops, meant to add... I don't have any pain upon moving my eyeball when my eye is open - up, down, sideways = nothing. It does hurt when i try to move my eyeball when it is closed, but it hurts when it is closed even if my eye is still.
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