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Why does my lower eyelid hurt when I blink??

By August 27, 2009 - 3:56pm
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When I woke up yesterday morning I noticed that everytime I blinked my lower eyelid felt sore on my left eye. It feels as though there's a bruise there but on the inside. Today it feels a little worse. The inside of the eyelid looks a little red but nothing major. What is this?

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i have kinda the same problem
it hurts usually where the eye boggers get caught the corner of the eye
it feels like its bruised up
not red, nothing
nothing got in my eye or anything
it just hurts alot
no ifections eather

March 26, 2010 - 2:00pm
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I just got one too, I don't know what it is, it hurts when I blink and when I lifted up my eyelid there was a sore INSIDE it! I'm kinda frightened as to what It might be...Does anyone know what it is??

February 18, 2010 - 5:44am

Hi Michelle, thanks for the info. It does sound like I have a stye, although it's not as painful as it could be from what I read (not yet at least). I hope it heals relatively quick. I'll keep an "eye" on it heehee...

August 27, 2009 - 10:43pm
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Hi Steph!

I'm sorry that you are having this problem with your eye! I've had this type of thing before and even though the pimple-like bump is pretty small I remember feeling like I had a golf ball in there. My first thought when I read your post was "I think she might have a stye." Here is a link to our stye page at EmpowHer--note that it's also described as looking like a pimple:


Styes are pretty common and as you'll see under "treatment" it looks like they often go away on their own. I know mine did. But it's still a good idea to keep an eye on it (oh man, no pun intended!) and make sure it's not getting worse. Let us know when you can if you think this might be it. Best in health, Michelle

August 27, 2009 - 10:23pm

Thanks for your response alysiak. I think I've figured out what's causing my eyelid to be sore. It seems to be a pimple on the inside of my lower eyelid. I asked my Mom and she has had one before also. I thought it was pink eye because my husband had it a week ago and it very well could be, except my eye doesn't itch or have that gooey substance. I've also ruled out all the other possiblilites such as changing the laundry detergent, makeup, contacts which I don't wear etc.
Thanks. Steph

August 27, 2009 - 9:55pm

Well, first it would help to know what might have caused this.

Were you exposed to windblown dirt or sand?

Are you allergic to pet dander and exposed to an animal you're allergic to?

Do you sleep on a feather/down-filled pillow?

Did you change your laundry detergent?

When was the last time you replaced your mascara or eyeliner?

Do you wear contacts?

Have you been exposed to anyone who has pink eye?

Were you rubbing your eye more than usual?

Can you think of any other possible injury to your eye?

August 27, 2009 - 6:04pm
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