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The blood oozing out of the eye appears more enhanced as it gets mixed with the natural tears. It is likely that there is a tiny abrasion in the conjunctiva ( white part of the eye) from which there is a capillary ooze which is getting mixed with the tears.
Do you remember getting hit on the nose/eye/forehead yesterday or today? Have you rubbed your eye vigourously/ had a large bout of coughing or forceful sneezing?
No, I don't remember any of these things happening.Would that have caused the nose to bleed before the blood started coming from my eye?
Now it's like I have bvlood draining from the inner corner of my eye.
Ok. Do you have a known history of sinusitis? Any episode of picking of the nose? Were you on any oral medicines such as antibiotics for sinusitis?
No, I don't have any history of sinusitis. My nose was dry this morning when I woke up. Also, I'm not taking any oral medications. I did take an over the counter allergy pill the night before.
I guess the blood coming from the inner corner of the eye will stop shortly ( once the blood clots within 5-7 minutes). If the oozing continues then it is likely to be due to a cut in the conjunctiva.
Ok. Sounds good, but it's been oozing blood for about a half hour now.
Conjunctival cuts heal very well and should not be a matter of concern. We do make such conjunctival cuts during eye surgery and leave them to heal naturally ( within a day or two). So I guess it is alright to wait and watch.
Ok, thank you. I will wait and watch.
As for the cause of nasal bleeding, I guess it is due to the dryness in the nose. More than 90% of the nasal bleeds are due to anterior bleed from the bllod vessels in the front part of the nose. None of them are serious and the bleed stops eventually. Yes, it is better to wait and watch. In the meanwhile you can put lubricating eye drops such as refresh tears eye drops, 1 drop 4 times a day( you can put till you retire to bed and then start the next morning).
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