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Why is one eye bloodshot badly? Is bloodshot the same as pinkeye?

Why is one eye bloodshot badly?  Is bloodshot the same as pinkeye?

No: Bloodshot sounds to me as subconjunctival hemorrhage. See picture. Bening, ugly looking condition. Sneezing, cough, straining may cause it. ...Read more

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Woke up with one eye bloodshot, weird dizzy/light headed/disoriented feeling (hard to explain), headache, now facial twitching, difficulty focusing?

Woke up with one eye bloodshot, weird dizzy/light headed/disoriented feeling (hard to explain), headache, now facial twitching, difficulty focusing?

? cluster headache: If you also noticed tears or nasal discharge from the side the eye is bothered, it may be a cluster headache. This is a special kind of headache that affects the area around one eye. It may also be there is something in your eye. Is it hard to see out of that eye? Or is it hard to move that eye? This would indicate other causes. What about the pupil? ...Read more

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What causes a headache on one side and my eye bloodshot in same area?

What causes a headache on one side and my eye bloodshot in same area?

Depends: There are multiple possibilities. Some forms of migraine headache can present that way; however, i would recommend you be seen by an ophthalmologist to evaluate for possible eye problems. ...Read more

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What can cause a headache on one side and my eye bloodshot in same place?

What can cause a headache on one side and my eye bloodshot in same place?

Many headaches: There are a number of unilateral headaches associated with cranial autonomic symptoms which can cause redness of the eye on the same side including migraine, cluster, hemicrania continua, paroxysmal hemicrania, and sunct. Diagnosis depends upon other features of the headache, most importantly duration of the headache without treatment as well as frequency. ...Read more

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I have had a "cold" for a week now - cough, green mucus, sore throat, congestion. Now one eye is bloodshot. Should i see my pcp?

I have had a "cold" for a week now - cough, green mucus, sore throat, congestion. Now  one eye is bloodshot. Should i see my pcp?

Virus: Your description is most consistent with a viral illness (ie cold). I would see your pcp to get meds to control your symptoms and make you more comfortable as the cold runs its course. ...Read more

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My 3 yo daughter has had 2 restless nights. 1 eye is bloodshot and both thick yellow goop. Very slight fever. Should we visit our Dr or wait it out?

My 3 yo daughter has had 2 restless nights. 1 eye is bloodshot and both thick yellow goop. Very slight fever. Should we visit our Dr or wait it out?

Eye discharge: and redness is likely an infection which may require prescription medications, particularly since your daughter is showing systemic signs of infection including fever. Children with fever and pus from the eyes sometimes have an ear infection, which can be visualized with an otoscope at her pediatrician's office. ...Read more

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What causes your only one eye to get bloodshot?

What causes your only one eye to get bloodshot?

Ocular irritation: If you only have one eye this can be an emergency and you should seek immediate attention by an ophthalmologist. If only one of your eyes is having this problem it is still an urgent problem. It can be a simple problem with simple answer or a sign of potential dangerous problems either in the body as a whole or in the eye itself that can lead to loss of vision or function. ...Read more

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The lower hemisphere of one eye is completely bloodshot. It is very clearly divided. Almost like there is a line the red can't cross. What is it?

The lower hemisphere of one eye is completely bloodshot. It is very clearly divided. Almost like there is a line the red can't cross. What is it?

Hemorrhage: Almost certainly this is a subconjunctival hemorrhage - a leakage of a very small amount of blood under the transparent conjunctival lining of the eye and over top the white sclera. If your vision is normal, and there is no pain or discharge, then this is the diagnosis. If you have other symptoms then see an ophthalmologist. The hemorrhage will clear in 5-10 days by itself. ...Read more

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