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Does Subconjunctival Hemorrhage Usually Cause Many Symptoms
Slow absorption: This benign event in most cases, involves the absorption of blood from the subconjunctival space, which can do this but this is not the ordinary function of this space. So absorption takes a while but will happen. ...Read more
Red eye: Subconjunctival hemorrhage, the seepage of a small amount of blood (like a drop) into the space under the conjunctival lining of the eye overtop the white (sclera) is usually benign. The most dramatic thing is the bright red blood which can spread. Some sense a little fullness and slight blur. Pain is rare. Resolution is the rule and no treatment is required. ...Read more
Weak veins: Subconjunctival hemorrhage is due to leakage from fragile veins in the conjunctiva. This can be caused by rubbing the eye, sneezing, straining and light trauma. Frequently no cause is identified. Almost always it is benign and will absorb with no consequences. See your ophthalmologist if it is recurrent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not that we're aware: Birth control pills are more commonly linked to clotting problems than blood thinning problems. Subconjunctival hemorrhages can occur in anybody, but occur more commonly in people on aspirin, Coumadin (warfarin) and other blood thinning medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have recently had a subconjunctival Hemorrhage & I have also got sinus/head congestion along with a runny nose, could the latter cause the former?
Blood under conj: Blood under conjunctiva (thin tissue that covers white of eye & inside of lids). May be due to injury, straining (coughing, lifting vomiting) or disease process. Often, however, the cause is not known. The redness is profound & blood color & may cover entire white of eye. Usually painless, this problem will clear on its own but this may take weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Only with time: Subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when a blood vessel on the eye's surface develops a microscopic tear. Although it heals almost immediately, the blood that leaks out is stuck under the conjunctiva. The blood will naturally be resorbed and removed by the body, much like a bruise. There is no treatment that can speed this process, which can take up to a few weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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