I have a friend visiting London. Had severe headache (not normal migraine; previous common migraine Dx) and pain last night, then worsening pain and blood streaming from eye socket. Went to ER and was told he had an orbital tumor. No biopsy or further diagnosis yet. Is it safe for him to fly back the US to get medical care? Concerned about possibility of aneurysm, not sure of tumor etiology, etc.
yes, blood running out of eye socket. i am quite concerned. not sure exact Dx method. i would assume MRI or CT. can check with him and get an answer in a 2-3 minutes if helpful
i'm calling him now to check
That'd be great, but if what you say is true, then there is danger in him flying as blood may be collecting behind the eye--this can cause increased pressure on the eye which could lead to permanent vision damage. This needs to be attended to before he flies, and really needs to be attended to now if there is ongoing orbital bleeding.
had MRI and CT both. told him orbital tumor, no additional Dx
Does what I said make sense?
Do you have any other questions about this?
no, i suppose not.
You don't sound so sure... Anything you want to discuss or have me elaborate on?
no, thanks. just on the phone to london. he will see a specialist, but hard to get that arranged being from the US
I can certainly understand that. I wish him luck.
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