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Two hoirs ago my eye became very bloodshot and continues to

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Two hoirs ago my eye became very bloodshot and continues to get worse. No pain but I am conerned as I am on warfarin. Protime Wednesday was 2.2 thanks
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 6 years ago.
Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. Are you available to chat?
Doctor DanB : Does this blood look confluent, like a sheet of blood or does it look like red cracks and lines?

It is not red lines and cracks looks more like heavier in spots my husband says

Doctor DanB : It sounds like what you experienced is called a subconjunctival hemorrhage. This essentially amounts to a bruise on the eye, except on the eye the tissue that the blood is underneath is transparent so you see the blood exactly the color it is, versus a bruise on your arm which is hiding beneath layers of skin. There are things that can predispose to getting these hemorrhages. Taking aspirin, ibuprofen, motrin, aleve, naprosyn can thin the blood and predispose to these. Also taking garlic, ginseng, ginko biloba and vitamin E can also thin the blood and predispose to getting these. Also when there is significant pressure being generated in the eye or head, this can happen from that. Examples of this include eye rubbing, sneezing, coughing, lifting a heavy load or straining against a bowel movement.  If you are not taking any of these medicines or vitamins and/or you've not had any of these pressure causing events, then having multiple episodes of this could be a sign of a bleeding problem and should be checked out by your primary care doctor. In the meantime, if there is any eye discomfort, cool compresses and/or artificial tears can help alleviate your symptoms. As long as there has been no prior eye surgery or trauma, however, there is usually little cause for concern. Does this information help address your concerns? Does this make sense? Do you have any other concerns that I haven't addressed? I am happy to be able to help you today. I will also be happy to answer any other questions until you have the information you need.  If you would be so kind, please help me get credit for my efforts in answering your questions and press the ACCEPT button for this encounter; this allows part of the funds that you have deposited to the website to be released for my efforts to assist you. This does not end our conversation, however-we can continue to discuss any of your concerns without further charges until you are satisfied. Any positive feedback and/or bonus you may feel prompted to provide would be welcomed and is appreciated. Thanks for your inquiry! My opinion is solely informative and does not constitute a formal medical opinion or recommendation. For a formal medical opinion and/or recommendation you must see an eye doctor.

Can I contact you again in the AM if it is not better?


I had none of the above mentioned causes

Doctor DanB : You certainly may; however it can take a couple of weeks sometimes for the blood to completely resolve, just like any other bruise. Does that make sense?

Yes, can this be caused by being on warfarin

Doctor DanB : Absolutely. Warfarin is a very common cause of this.

What should I do


Should I take the warfarin tonight

Doctor DanB : These are usually nothing to worry about nor is there anything to do about it. Unfortunately you can't stop the warfarin because it is very important for your health. You will just have to be patient as the blood resorbs over several days.

Thank You very much

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