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Bulging eyes Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Bulging eyes. 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 noticed the bulging eyes?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. Are one or both eyes affected?

    Why: If bilateral suggests Graves's disease. If unilateral may suggest tumors of the orbit (e.g. dermoid, optic nerve glioma, neurofibroma, granuloma), Cavernous sinus thrombosis, Grave's disease or pseuotumors of the orbit.

  3. Recent medical history?

    Why: e.g. sinusitis or ear infections may be complicated and followed by Cavernous sinus thrombosis which may cause unilateral bulging eye.

  4. Past medical history?

    Why: e.g. risk factors for Cavernous sinus thrombosis include congenital heart disease, systemic cancer, polycythaemia and sickle cell anemia.

  5. Medications?

    Why: oral contraceptive pill may increase risk of Cavernous sinus thrombosis.

  6. Symptoms of Grave's disease e.g. preference for cooler weather, increased appetite, heart palpitations, increased sweating, nervousness, irritability, diarrhea, lack of menstrual periods
  7. Symptoms of Cavernous sinus thrombosis and thrombophlebitis?

    Why: e.g. concurrent sinus infection, fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, eye pain, tender orbit, swelling and blueness of the upper face, paralysis of the one or more of the muscles that move the eye.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Bulging eyes:

The following list of conditions have 'Bulging eyes' 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: Bulging eyes:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Bulging eyes' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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