Hello. My mother woke up this morning with a black eye that is painless. It's actually bruised around the upper left eyelid and around the side of the eye closer to the nose. Nothing underneath the eye. She hasn't been hurt in any way and it is painless which I find strange since all the black eyes i've always had have been tender to the touch. She did mention she had the urge to sneeze two times last night but then it went away and she never actually sneezed.
This problem can occur due to coughing straining lifting especially in people on blood thinners, steroids, anti-platelet medications, non steroidal antibiotics. Also if can occure in rare cases due to dilated veins or vascular growths behind or around the eye.
She should see an eye MD to discuss the problem and examine her.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.