How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Rick Your Own Question

Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 8525
Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
48069651
Type Your Eye Question Here...
Dr. Rick is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Hi, Had septoplasty 2.5 years ago - great success Now: Sharp

Customer Question

Hi,

Had septoplasty 2.5 years ago - great success
Now:
Sharp forehead pains that are recurrent(every 5 min or so)
NO yellow/green nasal discharge - clear mucous
NO significant nasal congestion - no problem breathing through nostrils
Blood pooling under eyes and veins around eyes
Prescribed cortisone for 5 days as treatment - still have pain after 7 days
Prescribed Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride
Prescribed Fluticasone furoate
Use saline rinse twice daily

My worries are the sharp forehead pains as well as the blood and veins under and around my eyes
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

what is going on with the blood and veins around your eyes?

Customer:

Hi,

Dr. Rick :

Good morning

Dr. Rick :

Are you currently being treated by the ENT surgeon who did your septoplasty two years ago?

Customer:

Good afternoon( south africa) . yes same ENT surgeon

Dr. Rick :

My computer just rebooted for some unknown reason...I'm back now though....

Dr. Rick :

Ok. That is good as this doc knows you best and knows exactly what went on with your surgery.

Dr. Rick :

It sounds like you would benefit from an MRI of your head/sinuses......from what you have posted, that is what I would do next.

Dr. Rick :

Especially since the steroids did not help...

Customer:

Yes, that's what he said - if the cortisone did not work with the headache pain then I should come back in a week - just trying to make sense of my symptoms - no green/ yellow discharge or nasal congestion, BUT frontal sinus pain and blood pooling under eyes...

Dr. Rick :

With the blood pooling under your eyes it sounds like a vein (maybe an artery, but it would be worse) has formed at the surface of your sinus or the area of your surgery and, being near the surface, it is very fragile and is bleeding. This would account for your frontal headaches and the findings around your eyes.

Dr. Rick :

You might require an angiogram if it can't be found on the MRI>

Dr. Rick :

It sounds like you are in good hands and headed in the right directino.

Dr. Rick :

direction

Dr. Rick :

Does this make sense to you?

Customer:

Yes it does - that sounds quite severe?

Dr. Rick :

No. It just sounds like one of those things that is going to take a good doctor and some extra tests to fix. And it sounds like you have a good doc to me :)

Dr. Rick :

Is there anything else I can help you with this morning (in the USA) or afternoon (SA)?

Customer:

Yes indeed - just wanted a different point of view. Is there possibility of the frontal and ethmoid sinus being inflamed causing lack of blood flow around the eyes or pooling of blood around the eyes?

Dr. Rick :

I do not think so. There are a lot of ways that blood gets to that area so, even if there was a lot of inflammation, the blood supply would still be fine.

Dr. Rick :

I hope you feel better soon. Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help you in the future.

Dr. Rick :


I hope this information was helpful for you. But I do work for tips so I want to make sure you are happy with me before rating me. If you have another question on this or a related issue feel free to fire away. You may also receive an email survey after our chat, if you don’t feel that I have earned a “10” rating in all areas, please let me know what I can do to meet your expectations.

Thanks in advance,

Dr. Rick MD FACS


Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 8525
Experience: Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
Dr. Rick and other Eye Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I've had CT scans of my sinuses and there seems to be no problem with frontal sinuses. The area around my eyes still seems inflamed with veins and pooling of blood. The under eye has what looks like "goosebumps" along with the regular blueish discoloration. What do you suggest could be the cause?

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Jason,

Would it be possible to for you to upload a picture of the area around your eyes?

Save your picture on your computer, someplace easy to find it such as your desktop.
Go to www.tinypic.com
Upload your picture to the site tinypic.com by browsing for it as directed.
This opens up files on your computer. Double click on the picture you want to upload then hit open (bottom right of the screen). This will take you back to the tinypic page. Hit "upload now" then do the secret code thing and your picture will upload into the system.
Once you do that it gives you a bunch of links you can use, one of which says "direct link for layouts" It is important to use this box. It is the forth one down from the top of the page.
Copy the link from inside this box and then paste it into your justanswer dialog box and send it to your expert.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi, Thanks for reply. Here is a photo of the eye area: http://i43.tinypic.com/wa616f.jpg

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Jason,

Let me take a look at the picture. Be right back.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Ok. Thanks

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
.
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Jason,

My entire reply was eaten by the Gremlins that live in the internet. I have to get to the office but I will come back and re-type it between patients during morning clinic.

Sorry about that :(
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Ha ha oh dear. Not a problem.

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Something is wrong and my answers are still getting eaten. I'm going to work on it and get back to you. Sorry about that :(

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
< Last | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Dan B.

    Board Certified Ophthalmologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    2903
    Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DoctorDanB/2010-6-7_6228_just_answer_profile_picture_60_pixels.jpg Dr. Dan B.'s Avatar

    Dr. Dan B.

    Board Certified Ophthalmologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    2903
    Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/anupamadesai/2010-04-13_122313_Dr._A.S.Desai_new_photo.jpg Dr. A.S. Desai's Avatar

    Dr. A.S. Desai

    Ophthalmologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    1903
    MS Ophthalmology with 11 years of surgical expereince
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/gsokoye/2009-10-28_181751_Dr._Stan.JPG Dr. Stan's Avatar

    Dr. Stan

    Ophthalmologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    895
    Johns Hopkins Fellowship Trained, Certified and Licensed Medical Physician and Surgeon
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/eyemd/2009-04-07_180315_pic.jpg Dr. Stevens's Avatar

    Dr. Stevens

    Ophthalmologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    629
    Board Certified Ophthalmologist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CO/CorneaDoc/2012-2-18_0390_photo6.64x64.jpg Dr. Susan's Avatar

    Dr. Susan

    Ophthalmologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    217
    Board Certified & Fellowship trained eye surgeon.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/neuph94/2009-10-11_164729_gif_pic.GIF Dr. JP's Avatar

    Dr. JP

    Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Surgery

    Satisfied Customers:

    28
    Harvard Medical School, Massachussetts Eye and Ear
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/JACUSTOMERjcufyksv/2012-3-13_44825_crop3.64x64.jpg Dr-Trace's Avatar

    Dr-Trace

    Board Certified Ophthalmologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    26
    Board Certified in General Ophthalmology
 
 
 
Chat Now With An Eye Doctor
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
5461 Satisfied Customers
Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest