Bump on the eyelid: What can it be?
Most common causes of bumps on your eyelid
Many people have bumps on their eyelids. These bumps can be several things. It is best to get things checked out. Often eyelid bumps are not cancer, but sometimes it can be. If it is, then cancer is something that can spread to the rest of the eyelid and eye socket. These are the four things that most eyelid growths can be:
This is the most common bump on the eyelid in younger patients. It is characterized by a couple things
Usually starts over a couple days
Can be painful initially
Treated with warm compresses
This is one of the most dangerous growths on the eyelid.
Starts slowly (barely noticeable at first)
Grows over time
Can bleed on its own
Blocked Oil Gland
This is one of the most common things that is like a stye or chalazion that we see
Small white dot on eyelid
May become a stye over time
Benign Eyelid Growth
This is the most common thing I see on the eyelid in older patients.
Lashes are intact
Very slow growing
As one can see there are several things that can be seen on the eyelid that can look like cancer, be stye, blocked oil gland, or even a noncancerous growth. My recommendation is to get things checked out.