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I noticed on my left eyelid a black and blue mark the size

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I noticed on my left eyelid a black and blue mark the size of a dime. Should I be concerned? I didn't bump into anything, or get hit with anything

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It sounds like a bruise to me

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Bruises on the eyelid are very common and since the skin is so thin the bruise shows up really well :) Most times an isolated event like what you are taking about is from some minor trauma that you don't even remember.

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As long as you have no other symptoms or lots of bruises elsewhere, I would not worry about this at all.

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It is also important to know that it may spread and change colors some.....this, too, is nothing to worry about.

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Does this make sense to you?

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your response. I'm sure I didn't hit anything. If it should get bigger or maybe on the other eye, should I be concerned then?
If the one you already have gets bigger I'd not worry....but if you start to bruise easily in other places then I'd consult with your GP.

But, from what you have told me, I don't think you have anything to worry about and can just enjoy your weekend :)
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