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Proptosis: Introduction

Proptosis: This occurs when there is bulging or displacement of the eye anteriorly. See detailed information below for a list of 58 causes of Proptosis, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Proptosis:

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

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Causes of Types of Proptosis:

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Proptosis: Symptom Checker

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Proptosis Treatments

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Stories from Users for Proptosis

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Proptosis: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Proptosis may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Proptosis

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Proptosis: Deaths

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Causes of Proptosis listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Proptosis as a symptom include:

Definitions of Proptosis:

Protrusion of one or both eyeballs; can be congenital and familial, or due to pathology, such as a retroorbital tumor (usually unilateral) or thyroid disease (usually bilateral).
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Detailed list of causes of Proptosis

The list below shows some of the causes of Proptosis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Proptosis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Proptosis. Of the 58 causes of Proptosis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Proptosis:

The following list of conditions have 'Proptosis' 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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Causes of Proptosis Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Proptosis based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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

    What are the alternative names for Proptosis:

    Exophthalmos, Bulging eyes
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Proptosis:

    Medical Conditions associated with Proptosis:

    Bulging eyes (198 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Proptosis:

    Graves' disease (10 causes), Orbital inflammatory pseudotumour, Trauma with haemorrhage behind the eye, Orbital tumour, Orbital cellulitis, Optic nerve tumour, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Granuloma, Neuroblastoma (15 causes), Rhabdomyosarcoma

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