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my eye doctor told me i have a retinal hemorrhage. i do not have high blood pressure, diabetes, leukemia or sickle cell anemia. another cause?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Retinal hemorrhage: I have seen a patient who had not high blood pressure as measured in her arms because she had hardening of the arteries to both arms thus lowering the measured pressure in both arms to normal. Which her aortic pressure was over 200. More likely causes are DM, taking aspirin, or warfarin, or have low platelets.
Answered on May 8, 2017
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Dr. Maziar Lalezary
13 years experience Ophthalmology
Straining: Sometimes heavy straining can cause retinal hemorrhage. There are numerous other causes. What testing have you completed?
Answered on Oct 2, 2018
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Dr. Yale Kanter
Dr. Yale Kanter commented
60 years experience Ophthalmology
A strong exercise regimen can do this as well severe coughing, straining with breath holding from many varied sources are common causes along with aspirin or other anticoagulants. So step back and evaluate your life style as to possible causes and discuss this with your physician.
May 12, 2017

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