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why is my eye suddenly bloodshot

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why is my eye suddenly bloodshot
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 6 years ago.

Are you saying there's a red spot in the white of your eye, or is the entire eye red? Any itching or discharge?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
bloodshot in the left handside of the eye slightly itchy
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 6 years ago.
Did this happen overnight? Any trauma or coughing?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
It happened on Wednesday evening my eyelid felt like it wascurled over but i didnt check what was wrong until Thursday,when i saw the bloodshot where it had hurt the night before. No coughing or sneezing fits.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 6 years ago.
This is called a subconjuctival hematoma, and it's not serious. It can happen out of the blue for no reason, but it is often seen after trauma, fitful coughing or sneezing, and straining. There's no treatment necessary and it should resolve within two weeks. Hihg blood pressure and patients on blood thinners can also cause it, so if either is the case with you, you need to let your doctor know about it.
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