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What are the earliest symptoms of internal eye bleeding?

What are the earliest symptoms of internal eye bleeding?

You may see a veil: Of red, pink or floaters that block your vision. Also, if you have a family history of hypertension or diabetes, then you must see an eye doctor and have baseline evaluation of your retina to make sure you don't have microscopic bleeds occurring. It will not be painful, unless it's blocking the aqueous humor draining, in which your intraocular pressure could be high. ...Read more

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I keep having reoccurring eye bleeding what is the cause is it common and normal?

I keep having reoccurring eye bleeding what is the cause is it common and normal?

Almost never serious: Visible blood on the white of the eye is usually amused by straining such as coughing, sneezing, straining to go to the bathroom or from straining at heavy activity. This type of bleeding on the surface of the eye is almost never from a serious medical problem. In fact, you may have just rubbed your eye too hard. Always have yearly physicals and eye exams! ...Read more

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I would like to know what causes eye bleeding there is blood in my eye and I did not injury it I am 52 years old thank you?

I would like to know what causes eye bleeding there is blood in my eye and I did not injury it I am 52 years old thank you?

.: Vomiting coughing straining at stools etc. But most serious is bleeding due to hypertension. Check with your physician if your blood pressure is ok and if it recurs get to see your physician earlier. ...Read more

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Does internal eye bleeding leads to blindness? How serious it can be? Is it curable?

Does internal eye bleeding leads to blindness? How serious it can be? Is it curable?

Retinal Bleeding: Bleeding in the back of the eye is a serious condition. You should consult an ophthalmologist preferably one who specializes in retina. Common causes besides trauma are : diabetes, high blood pressure, blocked retinal blood vessels, diseases of vitreous and retina. Bleeding can lead to blindness if not treated. ...Read more

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My boyfriend was wrestling with some friends and he ended up cutting the white part of his eye, bleeding stopped now, should he see a doctor?

My boyfriend was wrestling with some friends and he ended up cutting the white part of his eye, bleeding stopped now, should he see a doctor?

Yes, now.: It is important a physician exam his eye. Eye injuries can be serious, and if a surgical intervention is required, the sooner the better. Also, prophylactic antibiotic drops may be prescribed to prevent an infection. ...Read more

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Is it bad if you get hit in the eye and the white part of your eye starts bleeding?

Is it bad if you get hit in the eye and the white part of your eye starts bleeding?

Not always: Bleeding in the white part of the eye is called subconjunctival hemorrhage. By itself, it is not serious, but it can cover something more serious like a laceration in the sclera (the white part of the eye. Additionally, the eye can have trauma to the retina, iris, and other structures when struck hard enough to cause bleeding. It is best to have it checked out. ...Read more

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56 y/o f. Eye dr says bleeding behind rt eye. Does periodic forehead pain above that eye mean bleeding is active only at those times?

56 y/o f. Eye dr says bleeding behind rt eye. Does periodic forehead pain above that eye mean bleeding is active only at those times?

Migraines: Periodic pain over forehead is usually from migraines. Bleeding in the eye is generally painless but causes partial or full blindness. ...Read more

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My grandson had a nose bleed at school, and while this was happening the teacher noticed his eye was bleeding! It was a couple drops! What's this?

My grandson had a nose bleed at school, and while this was happening the teacher noticed his eye was bleeding! It was a couple drops! What's this?

Don't worry!: There is a connection between the nose and the eye called the lacrimal duct, and sometimes with nosebleeds there can be a retrograde (reverse) flow of fluid (in this case blood) from the nasal passage up the lacrimal duct and into the eye! It looks scary, but there is nothing wrong with his eye! ...Read more

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83yr old mom fell and has a big bump above left eye. Was bleeding a bit but now just has "accumulated blood" and the bump. Visit ER or just ice it?

83yr old mom fell and has a big bump above left eye. Was bleeding a bit but now just has "accumulated blood" and the bump. Visit ER or just ice it?

Depends: There are a number of reasons that would necessitate a visit to the ed. If there is non-symmetric eye movement, double vision, change in visual acuity, if there was loss of consciousness, unexplained weakness or numbness, slurred speech, headache, nausea or vomiting, unsteady balance, bloody nose or blood from the ear, etc. ...Read more

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I have a staph infection in my finger that won't go away. My eye is bleeding and also out of my bottom. Is that related?

I have a staph infection in my finger that won't go away. My eye is bleeding and also out of my bottom. Is that related?

Bleeding: Staph infection in finger is probably separate unless there is some underlying immune deficiency. The blood in eye may be subconjuctival hemorrhage and bottom hemorrhoids. If this persists or recurs obtain lab work at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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Can I wear contact lensee with a bleeding eye?

Can I wear contact lensee with a bleeding eye?

Maybe: If the bleeding on the conjunctiva (white part of the eye) is flat and not too big, then the contact lens will not be affected and you can wear them. If in doubt, leave them out. ...Read more

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My eye just started bleeding for about 5 minutes then a film came off of it. Now feels like there is sand in it?

My eye just started bleeding for about 5 minutes then a film came off of it. Now feels like there is sand in it?

See eye MD: Bleeding from your eye is not normal, nor is the film peeling off. See your eye MD right away. You may try artificial tears to soothe that sandy feeling until you get to the eye doctor for a proper diagnosis in person. ...Read more

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56 y/o f. Eye dr says bleeding behind rt eye. Have periodic forehead pain above rt eye. Could that mean that's active bleeding at that time? Thanks you

56 y/o f. Eye dr says bleeding behind rt eye. Have periodic forehead pain above rt eye. Could that mean that's active bleeding at that time? Thanks you

Retinal bleeding: Bleeding " behind the eye", "in the eye", and in the "back of the eye" are all very different but may sound similar to the patient. Bleeding in the "back of the eye" in the retina from macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy are the most common of these and not generally a source for pain. ...Read more

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I was hit by a blunt object forcefully on the left eye, followed by bleeding from the lid & blur vision what precautions to take avoid driving?

I was hit by a blunt object forcefully on the left eye, followed by bleeding from the lid & blur vision what precautions to take avoid driving?

Eye trauna: Based on your description you may be suffering swelling in the retina that could go away, but this could be a symptom of a retinal detachment or dislocated lens in the eye. You should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist as an emergency. ...Read more

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I fell cut head stitches also really bad swollen black eye and eyeball bleeding. How long before it heels?

I fell cut head stitches also really bad swollen black eye and eyeball bleeding. How long before it heels?

It depends.: The black eye and eyeball bleeding (likely subconjunctival hemorrhage) will vary in healing time depending on how much blood leaked out of your vessels during the trauma. It can look worse before it gets better. Applying warm compresses to the area to increase local blood flow can help. Make sure you get checked out by an eye md (ophthalmologist) to rule out any fractures or intraocular trauma. ...Read more

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Can 18 yrs girl overmasturbating externally for one year 3 or 4 times a day leads to poor digestive system, weak eye sight, low bleeding during mens?

Can 18 yrs girl overmasturbating externally for one year 3 or 4 times a day leads to poor digestive system, weak eye sight, low bleeding during mens?

No: masturbation does not cause medical problem. Please see a trained physician if you have medical problems for proper diagnosis and treatment rather than blaming it on masturbation which is a normal human activity ...Read more

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I accidently cut of a bit of my eye brow and its bleeding a little?

Sorry about that: You probably have a cut without loss of tissue. Blot it until the bleeding stops and then put a piece of tape to hold the edges together. Very unlikely that you have done major damage to this sensitive part of the body and given the good blood supply, this will rapidly heal. See a doctor if pain persists or the cut is gaping. ...Read more

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My eye looks like it's bleeding. Headache has grown worse than yesterday?

My eye looks like it's bleeding. Headache has grown worse than yesterday?

Headache and eye: You need to see a doctor as this could be many things. If you are having any visual changes you must be seen immediately. This definitely requires an evaluation. ...Read more

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My eye looks like it's bleeding and my headache has been consistent for three days. Not sure what's wrong.

My eye looks like it's bleeding and my headache has been consistent for three days. Not sure what's wrong.

Exam recommended: The eye redness sounds like a subconjunctival hemorrhage which only affects the white of the eye and will resolve after a week without any visual disturbance or specific treatment. However the persistent headache is of concern and is usually not caused by a harmless subconjunctival hemorrhage. Have your physician examine you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bleeding in eye?

What is the definition or description of: bleeding in eye?

Eye hemorrhage: Bleeding in the front part of the eye is called a hyphema, and is usually from fairly severe trauma. Bleeding into the vitreous of the eye can be from trauma, retinal tear, or retinal vascular disease such as diabetic retinopathy or vein occlusions. Hemorrhage can clear spontaneously over time, but the associated causes and problems need evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is a paper cut on the white of your eye serious? It is bleeding

Usually not serious: The whites of your eyes is a thin skin covering the eyeball and can heal quickly on its own. Small blood vessels in the conjunctiva can leak if it is cut, but the body can absorb it. If you have pain or blurred vision see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can u see internal bleeding in eye?

Internal Bleeding: In the eye internal bleeding can be in the retina which can be seen without doing a retinal exam, there can be bleeding in the anterior chamber and is not easily visible but can be seen on exam of the eye. Only bleeding seen to naked eye is blood under the white part called conjuctiva, which is superficial and shows as red areas in the eye. ...Read more

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What causes internal bleeding in eye?

What causes internal bleeding in eye?

Numerous things: Many problems can cause a leakage of blood inside the eye. The most common reason is probably diabetes. I thorough eye exam can determine the cause of the bleeding and outline the correct treatment. ...Read more

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My 10 weeks old puppy scratched my face under my left eye. It did cause bleeding. I had a tetanus in 2011, should I get a booster or am I good?

Keep an eye on it: Just clean the area with peroxide. No need for bandage. If it turns red or looks as though it's starting to swell up, see your doctor. If it just starts to heal normally like any other scratch, no need for worry. No need for tetanus booster. Puppies and kittens tend to do that without meaning any harm! ...Read more