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Dr. Matthew Goren Dr. Goren
Ophthalmology
28 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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I may have popped a blood vessel in my eye while pooping?

Hemorrhage in eye: Sometimes a vessel in the conjunctival lining of the eye over the white sclera, will seep a drop of blood which spreads over a broad area, looking very red. Common stresses that do this are straining at the toilet, coughing, sneezing and various athletic maneuvers. If the vision is unaffected and there is no pain, you can usually wait this out. But see an ophthalmologist if you have worries.

Dr. Richard Wieder Dr. Wieder
Ophthalmology
31 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Are blood vessels popping out in eyes dangerous?

Sub conj nemorrhage: A broken blood vessel on the surface of your eye is totally harmless. It can be caused by a hard cough or sneeze, a hard bowel movement, or even just rubbing your eyes. It may occur more often in people who take blood thinners or Aspirin on a regular basis. There is no treatment necessary for this, but it may take up to two weeks to resolve.

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Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Why do I get sharp pain on the side of my head, feels like a blood vessels popping, also feeling very weak. A After the pain leaves it feels cold at area?

Why do I get sharp pain on the side of my head, feels like a blood vessels popping, also feeling very weak. A After the pain leaves it feels cold at area?

Neuralgia: An irritable superficial scalp nerve may be the cause of this symptom. This is more of a nuisance disorder which usually resolves without any specific treatment. Less likely would be an inflamed temporal artery. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you if this symptom persists.

Dr. Mark Sibley Dr. Sibley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
41 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Can I pop a blood vessel in my eye?

Can I pop a blood vessel in my eye?

Blood on the eye: Yes you can pop a small capilary on the surface of the eye.It will often look like a small paint brush painted a red streak. It often comes with straining or trauma. It can be frightening but innocent. It will resolve without drops and without visual damage. If it was from trauma then you must see the eyeMD/ophthalmologist..

Dr. Richard Wieder Dr. Wieder
Ophthalmology
31 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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If you pop a blood vessel in eye does visine irritate it?

If you pop a blood vessel in eye does visine irritate it?

Sub conj hemorrhage: A sub conjunctival hemorrhage is basically a bruise on the surface of the eye. It often takes 1-2 weeks for all of the blood to go away. There are no eye drops that can speed this up. Visine can be used but will not "get the red out" any faster.

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Dr. Robert Chang Dr. Chang
Ophthalmology
years in practice
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Is it possible to pop a blood vessel in your eye while sleeping?

Is it possible to pop a blood vessel in your eye while sleeping?

Maybe: Eye rubbing (especially when waking), pressure on the eye face down, or laying on your arm.

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Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Dr. Robert Chang Dr. Chang
Ophthalmology
years in practice
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How exactly do you pop a blood vessel in your eye?

How exactly do you pop a blood vessel in your eye?

Pressure: On a fragile surface vessel that easily breaks (age and vascular disease like hypertension predisposing to them) or a clotting disorder.

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Dr. Dean Dornic Dr. Dornic
Ophthalmology
23 years in practice
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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What can cause a sudden eye blood vessel to pop? Never had this happen and now there is a red vessel on the side of my right eye.

What can cause a sudden eye blood vessel to pop? Never had this happen and now there is a red vessel on the side of my right eye.

Eye hemorrhage: An isolated sudden "popped" blood vessel on the white part of the eye, as long as it is not painful or associated with vision changes, is not usually a cause for concern. They usually clear within 2-3 weeks. It is reasonable to have this checked out by an eye doctor. Occasionally these hemorrhages can be related to a bleeding disorder or other problem.

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Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Dull head ache front forehead towards right for 2-3 days also my right eye patch of real bloodshot like pop blood vessel what is it also very tired?

Dull head ache front forehead towards right for 2-3 days also my right eye patch of real bloodshot like pop blood vessel what is it also very tired?

Headache: You may have neuralgia involving the superficial nerve over the right eye but this wouldn't cause a ruptured vessel or subconjunctival hemorrhage. I recommend that you have an examination by your physician if headache persists and he/she will determine whether it's advisable to see an ophthalmologist for the subconjunctival hemorrhage which usually resolves without any specific treatment.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan Dr. Noonan
Pediatrics
16 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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I was trying to pop a black head on side of my nose and a little blood vessel appeared. Is this permanent, will it go away with time, what can I do?

I was trying to pop a black head on side of my nose and a little blood vessel appeared. Is this permanent, will it go away with time, what can I do?

Telangiectasia: It sounds like what you have developed is a telangiectasia - quite commonly caused by trauma. Telangiectasia is not typically responsive to any topical medications - a laser procedure is quite effective in getting rid of the redness.

Dr. John Gillespie Dr. Gillespie
Ophthalmology
37 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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I may have popped a blood vessel in my eye, red but not bleeding. Go to er?

I may have popped a blood vessel in my eye, red but not bleeding. Go to er?

Broken blood vessel: Most broken blood vessels on the external eye are nearly painless, don't affect vision, and do not cause watering or discharge from the eye. If painfull or draining a possible foreign substance, vision blurring might be something on the cornea, or inflammation within the eye. See your eye care provider, er doc or family physician if you have any above signs or symptoms.

Dr. Tod Haller Dr. Haller
Ophthalmology
12 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Can you tell me how I can get rid of a popped blood vessel in my eye in a day?

Can you tell me how I can get rid of a popped blood vessel in my eye in a day?

Impossible: Almost impossible. Takes days to weeks to go away. Ice makes it go away faster. Good luck.

Dr. Edward Burney Dr. Burney
Ophthalmology
39 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I blew a blood vessel in my eye. Should I be worried?

I blew a blood vessel in my eye. Should I be worried?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.

Dr. Ari Weitzner Dr. Weitzner
Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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I got into a fight and may have broken blood vessel in my eye?

I got into a fight and may have broken blood vessel in my eye?

No sweat: The blood wil clear sooner or later. See ophthalomologist to rule out any trauma to the eye structures.

Dr. Lloyd Williams Dr. Williams
Ophthalmology
9 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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.

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