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Doctor insights on: Burst Blood Vessel In Eye Causes

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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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What are the causes of burst blood vessel in eye?

What are the causes of burst blood vessel in eye?

Usually nothing bad: 99+% of the time this just happens spontaneously and we never know why. High blood pressure can be a cause, though. Get your blood pressure checked. If this happens repeatedly you should see your doc. ...Read more

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Can a blood vessel in eye or retina rupture?

Can a blood vessel in eye or retina rupture?

Yes it is possible: For a blood vessel in the conjunctiva, iris, retina to bleed. Risk factors would include taking blood thinners, trauma, heavy lifting, or having very high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What causes broken blood vessels in eyelids?

What causes broken blood vessels in eyelids?

Need more info: Could happen spontaneously, and for no reason at all. Rule out rubbing, taking blood thinners such as aspirin, and check blood pressure but if happening very frequently would need to do a workup of the clotting factors. ...Read more

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What are the causes of burst blood vessel in eye?

Usually nothing bad: 99+% of the time this just happens spontaneously and we never know why. High blood pressure can be a cause, though. Get your blood pressure checked. If this happens repeatedly you should see your doc. ...Read more

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Burst blood vessel in your eye getting bigger?

Surface blood?: Acute subconjunctival hemorrhage is a bright red patch on the white part of eye . There should be no vision loss or pain. Yes...They look like they are spreading as the body resorbs them. Rx is otc tears until gone. ...Read more

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What causes blood vessels to burst in lung?

What causes blood vessels to burst in lung?

Many things: Hemoptysis or coughing up blood from the lungs has several causes. Blood tinged sputum can happen from repeated, forceful coughing. Coughing up more than a tablespoon of blood usually comes from either a lung infection or cancer eroding into the lung blood vessels, a vascularized tumor in an airway or because of very high blood pressures in the lung (pulmonary hypertension) seen in mitral regurg. ...Read more

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What can cause a blood vessel to burst in eye?

What can cause a blood vessel to burst in eye?

Several things: High blood pressure and trauma are among the more common causes of a burst blood vessel in the eye. This can be brought on by something as benign as a sneeze or a cough although heavy lifting and vomiting can also play a role. Chronic high blood pressure can predispose you to this as can blood-thinning medications such as Aspirin and Coumadin (warfarin) and certain herbal supplements such as ginkgo. ...Read more

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Why do blood vessels in the eye sometimes rupture?

Why do blood vessels in the eye sometimes rupture?

Common in DM: Neovascularization in dm which causes proliferation of new blood vessles - defective structurally and fracture easily. Also other conditions like shearing force from blunt trauma, athletic events related injuryhead injury , htn, vasculitic conditions like rhumatoid arthritis from inflammation of vessels, head rocking in children, structural abn.Aneurysms of vessesls, anticoagulants-asa, Coumadin (warfarin) it occ. ...Read more

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Can a blood vessel burst in the penis to cause blood?

Yes: If you are referring to blood in the urine or coming out from the penis, it is not uncommon for this to be due to a ruptured vein in the region of the prostate gland (similar to a nosebleed) often associated with straining but should be evaluated further by a urologist. If referring to blood underneath the skin of the penis (hematoma) due to sex/masturbation, this can occur as well. ...Read more

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Burst blood vessels in wrist is in dangerous?

Broken blood vessels: Blood vessel rupture is common and not dangerous. Seek medical attention if pain and swelling persists. ...Read more

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Is blood vessel burst in eye generally caused by poor circulation?

Is blood vessel burst in eye generally caused by poor circulation?

Blood vessel where?: If on the white of the eye then it does not necessarily indicate a vascular problem. If in the retina as in a vein occlusion then it certainly can. ...Read more

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Could a popped blood vessel in my eye cause temporary blurred vision?

Could a popped blood vessel in my eye cause temporary blurred vision?

Blood in eyes: If suffiencently large hemorrhage, may interfer with lid movement over the cornea, affecting the tear film-->blurred vision. Try use of artificial tear 4-6x per day until resolves. See eye care doc if persist. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure cause blood vessels in eye to break?

Can sinus pressure cause blood vessels in eye to break?

Sinus pressure: Sinus issues can cause the eyes to be red and inflamed but will not cause blood vessels on the eye surface to break. ...Read more

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What causes blood vessels in the lungs to burst?

What causes blood vessels in the lungs to burst?

Unusual: That is highly unlikely. Pulmonary hemorrhage from a ruptured blood vessel is an uncommon condition. Perhaps you are referring to blood in the mucous of someone who is coughing? There are many causes of that symptom. ...Read more

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Broken blood vessels in eyes happen often..Why?

Broken blood vessels in eyes happen often..Why?

Subconjunctival heme: I'd recommend an eye exam by your eye doctor and your medical doctor. Most of the time these hemorrhages happen spontaneously, but they can occur from valsalva maneuvers (coughing, sneezing, vomiting, lifting a heavy weight, straining in the bathroom, etc), high blood pressure, bleeding disorders or blood thinners. They will resolve on their own. ...Read more

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Can blood clot in vein cause vision lost?

Can blood clot in vein cause vision lost?

Yes. BRVO & CRVO.: Branch retinal vein occlusion (brvo) and central retinal vein occlusion (crvo) are due to clotting in these tiny retinal vessels. There are mild and severe vein obstructions leading to varying degrees of vision loss. In the last five years, several innovations in the treatment of these diseases has occurred. Early detection and treatment of the condition and it's underlying causes is key. Exam. ...Read more

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Docs, could a popped blood vessel in my eye cause temporary blurred vision?

Docs, could a popped blood vessel in my eye cause temporary blurred vision?

Maybe : It depends where the blood vessel is. If it is in the eye yes. This would occur for several reasons the most common is diabetes but hypertension can do it. Other reason could be retinal detachment. If it is in the white of the eye also sclera, it looks terrible but little danger to affect sight or blurred vision. If is causing blurred vision , see eye doc now. One other cause is trauma. ...Read more

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Could violent vomiting cause a broken blood vessel in my eyeball?

Could violent vomiting cause a broken blood vessel in my eyeball?

Yes: Any activity which can significantly increase the pressure in your head or chest, like violent sneezing, coughing, or vomiting, could be related to a subconjunctival hemorrhage (broken blood vessel). These will not affect your eyesight, and should clear in 7-10 days. It is more likely if the person has high blood pressure, or is taking blood thinners. No treatment is required in most cases. ...Read more