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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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How do I know if I have a burst blood vessel in my eye?

How do I know if I have a burst blood vessel in my eye?

See eye MD: See a specialist eye MD for a dilated fundus exam. The MD will use special equipment to look in the back of your eye. ...Read more

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I have a burst blood vessel in my left eye which is neither sore of itchy but does seem 2 b spreading. What do u think it could b?

I have a burst blood vessel in my left eye which is neither sore of itchy but does seem 2 b spreading. What do u think it could b?

Subconjunctival : Hemorrhage is almost certainly what you have. I agree with what has been said. These look scary but are completely harmless. Nothing needs to be, or should be, done. These take care of themselves. ...Read more

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I have a burst blood vessel above my left eye ball. It has just appeared, it doesn't hurt?

I have a burst blood vessel above my left eye ball. It has just appeared, it doesn't hurt?

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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Is it normal to have a constant headache since a burst blood vessel in my eye?

Is it normal to have a constant headache since a burst blood vessel in my eye?

No: A burst blood vessel should have little to no sensation. Often times patients come to us with a red eye and little else and this is usually due to dry eyes and use of anticoagulants. If you have a burst vessel and persistent headache this can signifiy severe hypertension — get seen today. ...Read more

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Ok to fly with burst blood vessel in my eye?

Depends: In your question, you did not indicate where the burst blood vessel is located. If it is in the conjunctiva (giving a red spot on the white part of your eye — called subconjunctival hemorrhage), then flying is fine. If it is in the retina or elsewhere, then maybe not depending on the cause. ...Read more

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Should I go to a doctor if I have a burst blood vessel in both eyes?

No. : This is a subconjunctival hemorrhage. This happens when a tiny blood vessel in your eye bursts — usually from a sneeze or other high pressure breath-hold. It is totally benign and will go away on its own. There is nothing anyone can do for it. ...Read more

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I have a burst blood vessel in back of eye (seen specialist all test back normal- perfect health) no vision left eye, how long for return of vision?

I have a burst blood vessel in back of eye (seen specialist all test back normal- perfect health) no vision left eye, how long for return of vision?

Depends on cause: If the burst vessel released blood into the back of the eye, recovery depends upon how rapidly the blood is re-absorbed which may take 1-2 months. If it is a vessel that supplies a critical portion of the vision, there may be some permanent loss. These are all modified by whether you have diabetes or a vascular disease like coats disease.;. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a burst blood vessel in back of eye to fix (diagnosed) I have little to no vision in that eye and really struggling?

How long does it take for a burst blood vessel in back of eye to fix (diagnosed) I have little to no vision in that eye and really struggling?

Seek MD attention!: For a young person (age 33) your description of a "burst vessel" in the back of the eye is very unusual. Possibilities include leakage from a blood vessel such as in diabetic retinopathy or a blocked blood vessel due to cholesterol or hypertension or other source of embolism (clot) such as heart disease or some drugs. Swelling of the macula may present. Best bet is to see a retina specialist. ...Read more

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What is a good way for me to progress the healing of a burst blood vessel in my eyes?

You : Can use a warm compress to your eye. The warmth increases the circulation and allows the body to work a little faster to clean up the blood. ...Read more

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Is it safe to swim with a burst blood vessel in your eye?

Yes: Do not take any anticoagulants such as over the counter Aspirin for instance and do not strain or else the conjunctival hemorrhage may enlarge. Relaxing swim is no problem. ...Read more

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I've had constant headaches for the past two days and each day I've woken up with a burst blood vessel in the same eye. Is this normal?

I've had constant headaches for the past two days and each day I've woken up with a burst blood vessel in the same eye. Is this normal?

NO: Lease get checked at your local ER. Apparently there is some pressure inside your eye causing broken blood vessels and the headache suggests the need for an examination-ASAP! ...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 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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What causes burst blood vessel in eye? I have one now, it's in the corner of my left eye. Why does it happen?

Causes are numerous: Most frequently sneezing coughing cause. Repeated hemorrhages warrants check for high blood pressure. Of course if you are on blood thinners more common. ...Read more

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Burst blood vessel in left eye accompanied by eye twitching in same eye. Doesn't hurt but is really annoying. ?

Burst blood vessel in left eye accompanied by eye twitching in same eye. Doesn't hurt but is really annoying.
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Exam: You must be seen and examined to be evaluated for possible complications: however, most of these type of subconjunctivial hemorrhages are benign and will resolve on their own ...Read more

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Could a burst blood vessel in the scalp be the cause of a sharp shooting pain in the head? Is th dangerous?

Could a burst blood vessel in the scalp be the cause of a sharp shooting pain in the head? Is th dangerous?

It can be dangerous: I have several questions but it includes examining you, which means, you should go to a hospital emergency room to have those questions answered and have a physical exam. ...Read more

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How concerning is a burst blood vessel in the brain?

Very concerning: When a blood vessel bursts inside the brain, it bleeds into the surrounding space (or tissue). That causes increased pressure to surrounding structures which can cause significant damage. Smaller bleeds may cause less damage — unless they happen in more vital areas. Large bleeds sometimes need surgery. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a burst blood vessel be recurring?

Please tell me, could a burst blood vessel be recurring?

Yes/No: Spider veins in the legs are a common source of spontaneous bleeding, especially when one is heated as with exercise, or taking a hot bath/shower. These can be injected (sclerotherapy) for relief, and more importantly, evaluation of the leg veins with ultrasound is indicated. Should there be axial venous reflux, this can be easily fixed. See www.Phlebology. Org and visit a phlebologist. ...Read more

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Burst blood vessel in my penis can my girlfriend get infection of my blood?

Burst blood vessel in my penis can my girlfriend get infection of my blood?

No relation: Risks of transmission of blood borne disease without true erosion through the skin are minimal if at all. ...Read more

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I had an injury at work where a heavy sofa felt on my big toe. Now it looks like a burst blood vessel is causing me pain. What can I do?

I had an injury at work where a heavy sofa felt on my big toe. Now it looks like a burst blood vessel is causing me pain. What can I do?

See a foot dr: You should have a xray to see if the toe was fractured. Ice the toeand do not put too much pressure on it.
Broken blood vessel? Is there discoloration? You need to be careful if there is a black and blue toenail as there could be an underlying nail bed laceration. Those usually should get antibiotics, and the nail may have to be drained of underlying blood or removed. ...Read more

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Could a burst blood vessel be recurring?

Could a burst blood vessel be recurring?

Yes: Blood vessel can have recurring ruptures or bleeds. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about a hematoma due to burst blood vessel in penis from accidental bending during sex?

Should I be worried about a hematoma due to burst blood vessel in penis from accidental bending during sex?

Depends on duration: Most hematomas of the penis are due to traumatic sexual congress vs masturbation... Immediate evaluation is indicated as hematoma in this are can spread and leave residual problems with erections and may even be due to fracturaing of the lining of the corpus cavernosum. ...Read more

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Can I fly with burst blood vessel in wrist?

Can I fly with burst blood vessel in wrist?

Yes: A broken blood vessel is usually the result of trauma and it results in bleeding under the skin to foam a black and blue mark (ecchymosis). The blood vessel seals itself and the black and blue resolves over about ten days. There is no contraindication to flying. ...Read more