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Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
Is it possible for you to upload a picture? You can use the paperclip on your screen.
Unfortunately, I'm not very computer literate and have no one at home at the moment that could do this
Ok. Is this ulcer located on the inside (eyeball side) or the outside of your eyelid?
Does the surrounding tissue seem to be really swollen and involved?
Also, has your lid been tender the last few days in that area?
Is it like a bump that is now draining?
It is located on the inside of the eyelid. The surrounding tissue does not appear to be swollen, although a little red. No, it hasn't been tender at all, just woke up with it this morning. It doesn't really appear to be a bump that is draining - just looks exactly like an ulcer. It also seems to be getting sorer as the day goes on, and the skin underneath has swollen more since this morning
Ok. From what you have posted it does not sound like a stye.....
No, I have had styes before - they tend to come up on the rim of the eyelid. This is inside and lower down from the rim
Given your history of Diabetes and the way it has suddenly come on, and since I can't take a look at it, I'm afraid you are correct: Time to go see the doctor.
Ok - thanks for that
It is 7:20 PM on Thursday here in Wisconsin....what time is it on your end of the planet?
It is 2.20 pm Friday here in New Zealand