Bags under eyes can include:

  • Mild swelling
  • Saggy or loose skin
  • Dark circles

When to see a doctor

You may not like the way they look, but bags under eyes are usually harmless and don't require medical care. See your doctor if the swelling:

  • Is severe and persistent
  • Is accompanied by redness, itching or pain
  • Affects other parts of your body, such as your legs

Your doctor will want to rule out other possible causes that can contribute to the swelling, such as thyroid disease, infection or an allergy.

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