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I have a bloodshot left eye with headache?

I have a bloodshot left eye with headache?

Get checked: Although a conjunctival hemorrhage is harmless the pairing of a headache with this complaint warrants a check up. Your blood pressure , vitals ,neurological exam need to all be checked. Please go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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I think I have bloodshot on my left eye at the top of my eye cover by my eyelid, any serious? No pain, hurt or swollen. Will it go away? Any medicine?

I think I have bloodshot on my left eye at the top of my eye cover by my eyelid, any serious? No pain, hurt or swollen. Will it go away? Any medicine?

Bleed: This is a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. As long as the vision is unchanged and there is no pain, everything should be fine. If it is a little irritated, then you can use an artificial tear up to 4 times a day to lubricate. This is due to a blood vessel leaking blood and is usually without cause. Sometimes straining or blood thinner can cause this. If it continues to happen, follow up with eye md. ...Read more

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Why specifically is my left eye bloodshot the day after drinking alcohol but the right eye seems ok?

Why specifically is my left eye bloodshot the day after drinking alcohol but the right eye seems ok?

Red eye: That is the way you are. Due to flushing (vasodilation) to subconjunctival blood vessel. Use refresh tears (over the counter). Won't worry if no issues with vision. Maybe you wink too much with left eye when having a few drink. ...Read more

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Why is my left eye bloodshot after having my appendix removed?

Why is my left eye bloodshot after having my appendix removed?

Unrelated: That would not be related to the surgery. Have an exam with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Left eye tenses up when trying to sleep. Happens few times a week. When I wake up, it is bloodshot. won't relax and happens at random at night. Help?

Left eye tenses up when trying to sleep. Happens few times a week. When I wake up, it is bloodshot. won't relax and happens at random at night. Help?

Eye: Problems such as this could be due to eye muscle problems, or chemical imbalances or deficiencies. You should see you primary care physician or an ophthalmologist for further evaluation ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in my left eye with bloodshot eyes, What could this be?

I have sharp pain in my left eye with bloodshot eyes, What could this be?

Eye pain: You may have a corneal abrasion or other condition which requires immediate attention.See your doctor or go to the ER ...Read more

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Can a left eye that is bloodshot be an indicator of pinkeye?

Can a left eye that is bloodshot be an indicator of pinkeye?

Possible: If you have a red eye with no pain then it can be pink eye. Pink eye is most common after cold or while you are having a cold. Please keep you hand clean and do not share towel, pillow, makeup or glasses during this time. You may transmit it to other eye and others around you. If you have pain or light sensitivity then please see your doc. ...Read more

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