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Red spot in eye like popped bld. Vssl.? Area around and under eye tender and pain. Is it just a popped blood vessel from high blood pressure?

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Dr Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Subconjunctival hemorrhage is not uncommon in patients with high blood pressure.
It is usually due to a ruptured small conjunctival blood vessel. It will usually resolve in 1-2 wks; avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, coumadin (warfarin) (unless needed), heavy lifting, straining, smoking. See MD for BP check.

In brief: Yes

Subconjunctival hemorrhage is not uncommon in patients with high blood pressure.
It is usually due to a ruptured small conjunctival blood vessel. It will usually resolve in 1-2 wks; avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, coumadin (warfarin) (unless needed), heavy lifting, straining, smoking. See MD for BP check.
Dr Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, Hi in capillary

which leaked blood, very visible in just under conjunctiva vs.
under skin or deeper within the body. Most BP drop occurs within end arterioles, body wide, e.g. from mean BP ~90 mmHg within aortic root down to ~25 mmHg within arteriole just prior to capillary, I arteriole dilates, allowing more pressure into capillary or capillary too fragile, then will bleed. Systemic BP can be Nl & still happen.

In brief: Yes, Hi in capillary

which leaked blood, very visible in just under conjunctiva vs.
under skin or deeper within the body. Most BP drop occurs within end arterioles, body wide, e.g. from mean BP ~90 mmHg within aortic root down to ~25 mmHg within arteriole just prior to capillary, I arteriole dilates, allowing more pressure into capillary or capillary too fragile, then will bleed. Systemic BP can be Nl & still happen.
Dr Milton Alvis, jr
Dr Milton Alvis, jr
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Dr Milton Alvis, jr
Tenderness & pain strongly suggests something more has also happened. High blood pressure drives this, faster progression of cardiovascular disease (resulting in heart attacks, strokes, peripheral vascular problems), kidney failure, etc. Thus both study the issues yourself as your own primary decision maker (physician if you will) and seek out help worthy of your trust.
Dr Ayisha Gani
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Subconjunctival hge

The subconjunctival bleed can happen in people with normal blood pressure also, usually painless.
If you have pain or associated visual changes needs to be examined.

In brief: Subconjunctival hge

The subconjunctival bleed can happen in people with normal blood pressure also, usually painless.
If you have pain or associated visual changes needs to be examined.
Dr Ayisha Gani
Dr Ayisha Gani
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