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Woke up with a black eye no pain just super dark bruising

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woke up with a black eye no pain just super dark bruising under eye and close to nose also. im on gabapentin at night , and i take a niacin supplement in am if i get a headache i use excedrin
JA: How long have you been dealing with the pain? Does the pain affect your breathing?
Customer: no pain just a badly bruise under eye close to nose also
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: dont think so i have fibromyalgia thats why im on gabapentin
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 days ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Do you have any other symp***** *****ke vision changes or nausea, headache?
Dark bruising is likely due to the leakage of the blood from the capillaries under the eye area.
THiscan occur from gabapentin side effect as it can thin the blood sometimes.
Aspirin, ibuprofen or any other Non steroid anti inflammatory medication can cause such bleeding as well.
Usually not concerning in the absence of any other symptoms.