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Shall I pop it? Chalazion Cyst on eyeli!

(19 Posts)
EyeStye Thu 02-Feb-17 04:43:09

Waiting for referral to eye clinic from GP
Had it three months. Could DH pop it for me with a sterilised needle? It's sooooo ugly

Longdistance Thu 02-Feb-17 04:44:52

Oh god no.

It's by your eye, I wouldn't risk it.

If it was elsewhere, I'd say go for it.

Hope you get that seen to quickly x

ICJump Thu 02-Feb-17 04:46:13

For every else I'd be like do it do it do it.
But eyes ? Leave it

ICJump Thu 02-Feb-17 04:46:37

If your gp could film it???

MagicChicken Thu 02-Feb-17 04:47:10

Good God, no! I am all for spot squeezing etc but don't go near your EYE with a needle! If you cause an infection you'll be in a right old mess. Just hassle your GP to speed up the referral.

EyeStye Thu 02-Feb-17 04:51:14

I really wasn't expecting anyone to click on this thread so quickly at this time of the morning did some sort of klaxon go off grin
It's gonna be gross when it's popped!! I'm desperate to but I hear what you all say. GP wouldn't touch it. I've got a wedding next weekend and I might have to rock an eye patch to cover this monstrosity 😫

Bazoo23 Thu 02-Feb-17 05:55:14

I had mine removed in a ten minute op. Quick and painless. Ask your GP for a referral.

BusterGonad Thu 02-Feb-17 05:57:10

DO NOT POP IT!!!! Not the eye. Some areas need a specialist! 🤢🤢🤢

EyeStye Thu 02-Feb-17 07:46:31

bazoo how long did your referral take? It's been a month since I went to the GP and heard nothing.

PotteringAlong Thu 02-Feb-17 07:47:43

Hell no! But I'd be chasing the referral.

Bazoo23 Thu 02-Feb-17 08:19:50

I went to the GP and was first advised to bathe with cooled boiled water and cotton wool twice a day. Did this for two weeks no change so went back and requested a referral, got my appointment through two weeks later. I would go back and push the issue, yours is bigger than mine was so can't see why you wouldn't get the referral.

mumonashoestring Thu 02-Feb-17 08:22:34

Don't pop it! Cysts can come back bigger and badder if they're not completely removed the first time and that's simply not something you want to risk near your eyes - even if you were happy to wave a needle around near them grin

BigGreenOlives Thu 02-Feb-17 08:22:38

NHS website says warm compress & massage. I had one, followed the instructions & it went. I was worried about massaging it but it worked.

EyeStye Thu 02-Feb-17 08:22:57

GP said she would refer me straight away when I went when said how long I'd had it (2 months at that point) and that I'd tried hot compresses. But referral taking so long and it's getting bigger!
How long was it between GP doing referral and getting rid?

BigGreenOlives Thu 02-Feb-17 08:25:54

Poor you (keeping this in active)

Bazoo23 Thu 02-Feb-17 11:49:36

It was around 7 years ago now so I'm not exactly sure but definitely less than a month from GP visit to op. I remember my manager moaning about the short notice for the day off so I know it was quick.

EyeStye Thu 02-Feb-17 14:58:26

Thanks bazoo I'll chase then

TaliZorahVasNormandy Thu 02-Feb-17 23:15:17

My sister had something like that. She had to have it operated on because it was like oil inside.

MollyHuaCha Thu 02-Feb-17 23:20:51

Looks sore. Hope you feel much better soon flowers

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