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Eyelid lump Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Eyelid lump. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had the eyelid lump?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. Past history of skin cancers?

    Why: may indicate increased risk of eyelid basal cell cancers (BCC), squamous cell cancers (SCC) and malignant melanomas of the eyelid.

  3. Past medical history?

    Why: e.g. xanthelasma may be associated with diabetes, hardening of the arteries and high cholesterol; ocular herpes is caused by a reactivation of varicella zoster virus (acquired from primary infection of chickenpox) sometimes by an underlying malignancy (e.g. leukaemia or lymphoma) or immunosupression ( e.g. AIDS infection).

  4. Symptoms of a stye?

    Why: e.g. painful , tender, red, swelling of the lid, which after a few days localizes and cures itself spontaneously by discharging pus at the lash base.

  5. Symptoms of a Chalazion (meibomian gland cyst)?

    Why: e.g. firm, non-tender lump in the lid. The lump may have a history of previous infection.

  6. Symptoms of molluscum contagiosum?

    Why: e.g. small warty lumps on the skin of the eyelids which are dimpled.

  7. Symptoms of eyelid papilloma?

    Why: e.g. single stalk-like benign tumor which grows slowly.

  8. Symptoms of a keratoacanthoma?

    Why: e.g. fleshy skin tumor which grows rapidly, has a central crater filled with a plus.

  9. Symptoms of xanthelasma?

    Why: e.g. creamy colored patch usually situated at the inner end of the upper and lower eyelids consisting of fatty material.

  10. Symptoms of Ocular shingles?

    Why: e.g. pain, tingling and numbness around the eye may precede a blistering rash and eyelid swelling. Fifty percent of people have the eye itself affected with either corneal ulcers, episcleritis or iritis.

  11. Symptoms of dacrocystitis?

    Why: e.g. swelling and redness of the tear sac near the inner corner of the eye.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Eyelid lump:

The following list of conditions have 'Eyelid lump' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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