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Swelling around the eyes: Symptom Causes

Swelling around the eyes: Swelling around the eyes is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom Eye swelling.

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Eye swelling (medical symptom): A swelling located at the eye

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EYE PAIN
(Algorithmic Diagnosis of Symptoms and Signs)

... Is there redness of the eye? Redness of the eye suggests definite eye pathology. Without redness, one should suspect disease in the adjacent ... DIAGNOSTIC WORKUP ... READ FULL TEXT »

PAPILLEDEMA
(Algorithmic Diagnosis of Symptoms and Signs)

... Is the onset acute or gradual? An acute onset would suggest optic neuritis, hypertensive encephalopathy, cerebral hemorrhage, extradural hematoma, brain abscess, dural ... DIAGNOSTIC WORKUP ... READ FULL TEXT »

EDEMA, GENERALIZED
(Algorithmic Diagnosis of Symptoms and Signs)

... Does the edema pit on pressure? Edema that pits on pressure is more likely to be due to heart, liver, or kidney disease. Edema that does not pit on ... DIAGNOSTIC WORKUP ... READ FULL TEXT »

EDEMA, LOCALIZED
(Algorithmic Diagnosis of Symptoms and Signs)

... Is the edema acute or chronic? Acute edema, if it is localized, should always bring to mind a deep vein thrombophlebitis. It also ... DIAGNOSTIC WORKUP ... READ FULL TEXT »

PERIORBITAL EDEMA
(Algorithmic Diagnosis of Symptoms and Signs)

... Is there a periorbital or facial rash? The presence of a periorbital or facial rash should suggest contact dermatitis, angioneurotic edema, trichinosis, and herpes zoster. Remember, herpes ... DIAGNOSTIC WORKUP ... READ FULL TEXT »

Papilledema
(In a Page: Signs and Symptoms)

... Papilledema is defined as swelling or edema of the optic discs; it is usually bilateral and is due to increased intracranial pressure. Clinically, the disk appears elevated and the margins appear indistinct or blurred with obscuring of some... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ FULL TEXT »

Red Eye
(In a Page: Signs and Symptoms)

... A red eye is a diagnostic sign of ocular inflammation, which may be caused by a multitude of conditions. Most cases are benign and can be effectively managed by the primary care physician. Misdiagnosis of the more emergent... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ FULL TEXT »

Periorbital Edema
(In a Page: Signs and Symptoms)

... Periorbital or eyelid edema has many possible etiologies, including mechanical, hemodynamic, infectious, inflammatory, and neoplastic causes. A careful history and physical examination are necessary to determine whether the problem is... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ FULL TEXT »

Peripheral Edema
(In a Page: Signs and Symptoms)

... Chronic venous insufficiency affects up to 25% of the general population and is the most common cause of edema or swelling of the lower extremities. Normal venous blood return to... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema
(In A Page: Pediatric Signs and Symptoms)

... Edema is defined as the accumulation of excessive amounts of fluid in the cells and tissues of the body and is relatively rare in children. It is usually generalized and... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ FULL TEXT »

Eye Discharge
(In A Page: Pediatric Signs and Symptoms)

... The most common cause of eye discharge in pediatric patients is viral conjunctivitis. Many clinicians treat viral conjunctivitis as bacterial conjunctivitis because the similarities in history and physical... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ FULL TEXT »

Papilledema (Optic Disc Swelling)
(In A Page: Pediatric Signs and Symptoms)

... True optic disc swelling or edema can be a very ominous sign. Papilledema is defined as disc swelling produced by increased ICP; it may be asymmetric, UL, or BL. Acutely, the vision, color vision, and pupillary responses are normal,... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ FULL TEXT »

Periorbital Edema
(In A Page: Pediatric Signs and Symptoms)

... Periorbital edema is frequently reported by parents via telephone. Unless the cause is obvious and benign, an immediate evaluation is warranted. Differential Diagnosis Periorbital ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ FULL TEXT »

Scleral Injection (Red Eye)
(In A Page: Pediatric Signs and Symptoms)

... Red eye is a “basket” term that encompasses a wide range of ophthalmic conditions. Most conditions are self-limited; however, red eye can be a sign of serious eye... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ FULL TEXT »

EYE PAIN
(Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care)

... Applying the mnemonic MINT to the various anatomic parts of the eye will aid in systematically developing a list of diagnostic possibilities for eye pain. M—Malformations most certainly ... READ FULL TEXT »

PAPILLEDEMA
(Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care)

... No anatomic analysis of this condition is necessary because most cases of papilledema are caused by intracranial pathology. Three notable extracranial conditions are optic neuritis, hypertension, and ... READ FULL TEXT »

RED EYE
(Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care)

... Most textbooks consider the causes of red eye as conjunctivitis, iritis, or glaucoma, but it may be the result of taking the night plane from Los Angeles to New York. If these ... READ FULL TEXT »

EDEMA OF THE EXTREMITIES
(Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care)

... Edema of the extremities is a common symptom. Most physicians, therefore, have an immediate working diagnosis when the patient walks into the office: congestive heart failure if the edema is bilateral ... READ FULL TEXT »

PERIORBITAL AND FACIAL EDEMA
(Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care)

... The mechanism for periorbital and facial edema is similar to that for edema of the extremities. Thus, increased backpressure of the veins will cause periorbital edema in right heart failure, constrictive pericarditis, advanced pulmonary emphysema, ... READ FULL TEXT »

Eye pain
(Handbook of Signs & Symptoms (Third Edition))

... Eye pain may be described as a burning, throbbing, aching, or stabbing sensation in or around the eye. It may also be characterized as a foreign-body sensation. This sign varies from mild to severe; its... Emergency interventions   ... History and physical examination ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema of the arm
(Handbook of Signs & Symptoms (Third Edition))

... The result of excess interstitial fluid in the arm, arm edema may be unilateral or bilateral and may develop gradually or abruptly. It may be aggravated by immobility and alleviated by arm elevation... Emergency interventions   ... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Emergency interventions   ... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema of the leg
(Handbook of Signs & Symptoms (Third Edition))

... Leg edema is a common sign that results when excess interstitial fluid accumulates in one or both legs. It may affect just the foot and ankle or extend to the thigh, and may be slight or dramatic,... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema, generalized
(Handbook of Signs & Symptoms (Third Edition))

... A common sign in severely ill patients, generalized edema is the excessive accumulation of interstitial fluid throughout the body. Its severity varies widely; slight edema may... Emergency interventions   ... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema
(A Pocket Manual of Differential Diagnosis)

... Localized Venous or lymphatic obstruction and/or insufficiency    Venous thrombosis    Baker's cyst ... READ FULL TEXT »

Pulmonary Edema
(A Pocket Manual of Differential Diagnosis)

... Elevated Microvascular Pressure Cardiogenic Volume overload (especially when associated with low plasma oncotic pressure) ... READ FULL TEXT »

Acute pulmonary edema
(Professional Guide to Diseases (Eighth Edition))

... Signs and Symptoms Dyspnea; orthopnea; coughing; tachycardia; tachypnea; crackles; jugular vein distention; diastolic gallop; cyanosis; confusion; frothy, bloody sputum; cold, clammy skin... Treatment (Tx) ... READ FULL TEXT »

Pulmonary edema
(Professional Guide to Diseases (Eighth Edition))

... Pulmonary edema is the accumulation of fluid in the extravascular spaces of the lung. In cardiogenic pulmonary edema, fluid accumulation results from elevations in pulmonary venous and capillary hydrostatic pressures. A common... Causes ... Signs and symptoms ... Diagnosis ... Treatment ... Special considerations ... READ FULL TEXT »

Eye discharge
(Professional Guide to Signs & Symptoms (Fifth Edition))

... Usually associated with conjunctivitis, an eye discharge is the excretion of any substance other than tears. This common sign may occur in one or both eyes, producing scant to copious discharge.... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema of the arm
(Professional Guide to Signs & Symptoms (Fifth Edition))

... The result of excess interstitial fluid in the arm, this type of edema may be unilateral or bilateral and may develop gradually or abruptly. It may be aggravated by immobility and alleviated by arm... Emergency interventions ... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema of the face
(Professional Guide to Signs & Symptoms (Fifth Edition))

... Facial edema refers to either localized swelling—around the eyes, for example—or more generalized facial swelling that may extend to the neck and upper arms. Occasionally painful, this sign may develop gradually or abruptly... Emergency interventions ... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema of the leg
(Professional Guide to Signs & Symptoms (Fifth Edition))

... Leg edema is a common sign that results when excess interstitial fluid accumulates in one or both legs. It may affect just the foot and ankle or extend to the thigh, and may be... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema, generalized
(Professional Guide to Signs & Symptoms (Fifth Edition))

... A common sign in severely ill patients, generalized edema is the excessive accumulation of interstitial fluid throughout the body. Its severity varies widely; slight edema may be difficult to detect, especially if the patient is obese,... Emergency interventions ... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Geriatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Eye pain [Ophthalmalgia]
(Professional Guide to Signs & Symptoms (Fifth Edition))

... Eye pain may be described as a burning, throbbing, aching, or stabbing sensation in or around the eye. It may also be characterized as a foreign-body sensation. This sign varies from mild to severe... Emergency interventions ... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Geriatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema
(The 10-Minute Diagnosis Manual: Symptoms and Signs in the Time-Limited Encounter)

... Paul Evans and Michael P. Rowane Edema is defined as a clinically apparent increase in interstitial fluid volume (1–3). A number of possible factors cause edema. ... Approach ... History ... Physical examination ... Testing ... Diagnostic assessment ... READ FULL TEXT »

Papilledema
(The 10-Minute Diagnosis Manual: Symptoms and Signs in the Time-Limited Encounter)

... Richard C. Mauer Papilledema is optic disc swelling produced by increased intracranial pressure. The diagnostic assessment of papilledema is critical in that the underlying cause... Approach ... History ... Physical examination ... Testing ... Diagnostic assessment ... READ FULL TEXT »

Red Eye
(The 10-Minute Diagnosis Manual: Symptoms and Signs in the Time-Limited Encounter)

... John E. Sutherland The most frequent causes of “red eye”—conjunctivitis, trauma, allergies, subconjunctival hemorrhage, and lid problems—are usually benign. Some... Approach ... History ... Physical examination ... Testing ... Diagnostic assessment ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema
(Field Guide to Bedside Diagnosis)

... Differential Overview ❑ Congestive heart failure ❑ Venous insufficiency ❑ Hypoalbuminemia ❑ Drugs ... Diagnostic Approach ... Clinical Findings ... READ FULL TEXT »

Eye Pain
(Field Guide to Bedside Diagnosis)

... Differential Overview ❑ Conjunctivitis ❑ Corneal abrasion ❑ Foreign body ... Diagnostic Approach ... Clinical Findings ... READ FULL TEXT »

Red Eye
(Field Guide to Bedside Diagnosis)

... Differential Overview ❑ Viral conjunctivitis ❑ Allergic conjunctivitis ❑ Bacterial conjunctivitis ... Diagnostic Approach ... Clinical Findings ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Pulmonary edema
(Handbook of Diseases)

... With pulmonary edema, fluid accumulates in the extravascular spaces of the lung. With cardiogenic pulmonary edema, fluid accumulation results from elevations in pulmonary venous and capillary hydrostatic pressures. A common... Causes ... Signs and symptoms ... Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ FULL TEXT »

Eye pain
(Alarming Signs and Symptoms: Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice Series)

... Eye pain may be described as a burning, throbbing, itching, aching, or stabbing sensation in or around the eye. It may also be characterized as a foreign-body sensation. This sign varies from mild to severe; its... Assessment ... History ... Physical examination ... Pediatric pointers ... Geriatric pointers ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Nursing considerations ... Patient teaching ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema, facial
(Alarming Signs and Symptoms: Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice Series)

... Facial edema refers to either localized swelling — around the eyes, for example — or more generalized facial swelling that may extend to the neck and upper arms. Occasionally painful, this sign... Assessment ... History ... Physical examination ... Pediatric pointers ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Nursing considerations ... Patient teaching ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema, generalized
(Alarming Signs and Symptoms: Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice Series)

... A common sign in severely ill patients, generalized edema is the excessive accumulation of interstitial fluid throughout the body. Its severity varies widely; slight edema may be... Assessment ... History ... Physical examination ... Pediatric pointers ... Geriatric pointers ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Nursing considerations ... Patient teaching ... READ FULL TEXT »

Eye discharge
(Signs & Symptoms: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses)

... Usually associated with conjunctivitis, an eye discharge is the excretion of any substance other than tears. This common sign may occur in one or both eyes, producing scant to copious discharge. The discharge may be purulent, frothy, mucoid,... History ... Physical assessment ... Medical causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Eye pain
(Signs & Symptoms: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses)

... Eye pain, or ophthalmalgia, may be described as a burning, throbbing, aching, or stabbing sensation in or around the eye. It may also be characterized as a foreign-body sensation. This sign varies from mild to severe; its duration and exact... Emergency Actions ... History ... Physical assessment ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Geriatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema of the arm
(Signs & Symptoms: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses)

... The result of excess interstitial fluid in the arm, arm edema may be unilateral or bilateral and may develop gradually or abruptly. It may be aggravated by immobility and alleviated by arm elevation and exercise. ... Emergency Actions ... History ... Physical assessment ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema of the face
(Signs & Symptoms: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses)

... Facial edema refers to either localized swellingaround the eyes, for exampleor more generalized facial swelling that may extend to the neck and upper arms. Occasionally... Emergency Actions ... History ... Physical assessment ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema of the leg
(Signs & Symptoms: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses)

... Leg edema is a common sign that results when excess interstitial fluid accumulates in one or both legs. It may affect just the foot and ankle or extend to the thigh and may be slight or dramatic,... History ... Physical assessment ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema, generalized
(Signs & Symptoms: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses)

... A common sign in severely ill patients, generalized edema is the excessive accumulation of interstitial fluid throughout the body. Its severity varies widely; slight edema may be... Emergency Actions ... History ... Physical assessment ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Geriatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema
(The Diagnostic Approach to Symptoms and Signs in Pediatrics)

...Generalized edema—excessive accumulationof fluid in interstitial space—is usually obvious first inankles, lower legs, and eyelids. Principal Causes of Edema Disorderswith normal serum albumin ... Clinical Features and Diagnosis ... Table 17.1. Principal Causes of Hydrops Fetalis ... Diagnostic Approach ... References ... READ FULL TEXT »

Red Eye
(The Diagnostic Approach to Symptoms and Signs in Pediatrics)

...Most cases of a red eye are due to relativelyminor infectious or allergic causes. Some cases, however, reflectmore serious eye pathology, which must be investigated further. ... Principal Causes of Red Eye ... Clinical Features and Diagnosis ... Diagnostic Approach ... References ... READ FULL TEXT »

Eye discharge
(Nursing: Interpreting Signs and Symptoms)

... Usually associated with conjunctivitis, eye discharge is the excretion of a substance other than tears. This common sign may occur in one or both eyes, producing scant to copious discharge. The discharge may be purulent, frothy,... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Nursing considerations ... Patient teaching ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema of the arm
(Nursing: Interpreting Signs and Symptoms)

... The result of excess interstitial fluid in the arm, arm edema may be unilateral or bilateral and may develop gradually or abruptly. It may be aggravated by immobility and alleviated... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Nursing considerations ... Patient teaching ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema of the face
(Nursing: Interpreting Signs and Symptoms)

... Facial edema refers to either localized swelling—around the eyes, for example—or more generalized facial swelling that may extend to the neck and upper arms. Occasionally painful, this sign may... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Nursing considerations ... Patient teaching ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema of the leg
(Nursing: Interpreting Signs and Symptoms)

... Leg edema is a common sign that results when excess interstitial fluid accumulates in one or both legs. It may affect just the foot and ankle or extend to the thigh, and may be slight or dramatic, pitting or nonpitting. Leg edema... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Nursing considerations ... Patient teaching ... READ FULL TEXT »

Edema, generalized
(Nursing: Interpreting Signs and Symptoms)

... A common sign in severely ill patients, generalized edema is the excessive accumulation of interstitial fluid throughout the body. Its severity varies widely; slight edema may be difficult to detect, especially if the... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Nursing considerations ... Patient teaching ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

Eye pain [Ophthalmalgia]
(Nursing: Interpreting Signs and Symptoms)

... Eye pain may be described as a burning, throbbing, aching, or stabbing sensation in or around the eye. It may also be characterized as a foreign-body sensation. This sign varies from mild to severe; its duration and exact location... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Nursing considerations ... Patient teaching ... Pictures ... READ FULL TEXT »

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