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My eye doctor told me I have a retinal hemorrhage. I do not have high blood pressure, diabetes, leukemia or sickle cell anemia. Another cause?

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Dr. Maziar Lalezary
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Straining

Sometimes heavy straining can cause retinal hemorrhage.
There are numerous other causes. What testing have you completed?

In brief: Straining

Sometimes heavy straining can cause retinal hemorrhage.
There are numerous other causes. What testing have you completed?
Dr. Maziar Lalezary
Dr. Maziar Lalezary
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Dr. Yale Kanter
A strong exercise regimen can do this as well severe coughing, straining with breath holding from many varied sources are common causes along with aspirin or other anticoagulants. So step back and evaluate your life style as to possible causes and discuss this with your physician.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Retinal hemorrhage

I have seen a patient who had not high blood pressure as measured in her arms because she had hardening of the arteries to both arms thus lowering the measured pressure in both arms to normal.
Which her aortic pressure was over 200. More likely causes are DM, taking aspirin, or warfarin, or have low platelets.

In brief: Retinal hemorrhage

I have seen a patient who had not high blood pressure as measured in her arms because she had hardening of the arteries to both arms thus lowering the measured pressure in both arms to normal.
Which her aortic pressure was over 200. More likely causes are DM, taking aspirin, or warfarin, or have low platelets.
Dr. Clarence Grim
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