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Droopy eye-lid

Droopy eye-lid: Introduction

Droopy eye-lid: Droopiness of the eyelids (ptosis). See detailed information below for a list of 425 causes of Droopy eye-lid, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Droopy eye-lid:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Droopy eye-lid. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Droopy eye-lid

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Causes of Types of Droopy eye-lid:

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Droopy eye-lid: Symptom Checker

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Droopy eye-lid Treatments

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Stories from Users for Droopy eye-lid

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Diagnostic tests for Droopy eye-lid:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Droopy eye-lid. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Look for abnormalities on eye examination that may cause a mechanical cause of the droopy eyelid - e.g. swelling of the conjunctiva, conjunctivitis, swelling of the eyelid.
    • Perform nervous system examination and determine if pupil is dilated or constricted
    • If pupil is dilated and there are abnormalities found with cranial nerve, examination must consider cerebral aneurysm (especially if unilateral ptosis), cavernous sinus thrombosis, tuberculous meningitis, syphilitic meningitis, Wernicke's encephalopathy, diphtheria or subdural haematoma. If pupil is dilated and there are abnormalities found with the cranial nerves and peripheral nerves must consider myotonic dystrophy, tabes dorsalis (form of neurosyphilis), brain stem tumors, vertebrobasilar infarction or insufficiency, multiple sclerosis, epidemic encephalitis or syringomyelia. If pupil is constricted and have a unilateral complete droopy eyelid this would suggest diabetic neuropathy. If pupil is constricted and have bilateral complete droopy eyelid would suggest myasthenia gravis
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Droopy eye-lid: Animations

Medications or substances causing Droopy eye-lid:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Droopy eye-lid as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Droopy eye-lid: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Droopy eye-lid may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Droopy eye-lid

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Droopy eye-lid. 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.

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Droopy eye-lid: Deaths

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Droopy eye-lid: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Droopy eye-lid:

The list of organs typically affected by Droopy eye-lid may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Droopy eye-lid

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How Common are these Causes of Droopy eye-lid?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Droopy eye-lid. Of the 425 causes of Droopy eye-lid that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 8 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 420 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Droopy eye-lid:

The following list of conditions have 'Droopy eye-lid' 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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Conditions listing medical complications: Droopy eye-lid:

The following list of medical conditions have Droopy eye-lid or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. 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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Causes of Droopy eye-lid Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Droopy eye-lid based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Droopy eye-lid?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Droopy eye-lid, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Droopy eye-lid:

    Subtypes of Droopy eye-lid:

    Eyelid paralysis (14 causes), Ptosis (72 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Droopy eye-lid:

    Eyelid symptoms (911 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes)

    Symptoms related to Droopy eye-lid:

    Eyelid swelling (77 causes), Eyelid twitch (17 causes), Itchy eyelid (14 causes), Eyelid lump (21 causes), Eyelid symptoms (911 causes), Weak eye muscles (136 causes), Normal individual variation, Normal aging, Cataract surgery, Eye injury, Diabetes (212 causes), Eye tumor, Bell's palsy (9 causes), Facial paralysis (70 causes), Nerve injury, Myasthenia gravis

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