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Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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I have a under eye swelling on the cheek, just on one side

Customer Question

I have a under eye swelling on the cheek, just on one side of my face. Saw my doctor
and he said it was something to do with my teeth. Have had dental treatment but have had
this for over a year. Its not bags under the eye even though it looks like it but just on on
side of my face. At my wits end.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

Is it possible for you to upload a picture so I can take a look at the area of swelling? Here is a good way to upload jpeg file:

Dr. Rick :

Save your picture on your computer, someplace easy to find it such as your desktop.

Go to

Upload your picture to the site 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.

Dr. Rick :

Also, do you have any medical problems or take any medicines?

Dr. Rick :

I see that you are offline. I'll switch over to the Q&A system. This system works a lot like 'text messaging' but an email is sent to each of us anytime something is posted to this thread. We can continue to work on your question there..... :)

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
I look forward to your response and picture so that we can figure out what is going on with the swelling you are having.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
unable to send photo. To recap, its below my left eye, very puffy, its just on one side
of my face. Its on the cheekbone. It is permanently there and even after a nights sleep
it is still there.
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
Ok. Well, we will just do the best that we can without the picture :)