blood in my eye, help!

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zoelina's picture
blood in my eye, help!

i've been on a major binge/purge cycle and i woke up today with loads of blood in my eyeball and a massive black eye. has this happened to anyone before? the awful thing is it isn't even enough to get me to stop. any help and advice on how to handle this would be great!

catdohols's picture
OH MY GOSH! that happened to

OH MY GOSH! that happened to me too! i think its popped blood vessels in the eye! it goes away within a week or 2

sugarcoated's picture
Get to the doctors

because this is not good, its probably from purging as your eyes kinda pop out abit and the pressure put on your eyes,
but the fact that your vessels are bursting is definatly not good, do you find random bruises on yourself too though you've not bumped into anything?

it can mean your really lacking in something, i think it may be iron, i know alot of poeple are boarderline anemic so people brush it off but if its really low levels it can be serious

Skinnimini's picture
Well it's definitely a popped

Well it's definitely a popped blood vessel, a few will go away like catdohols said. Here is the medical term for it and some information that I found:

Subconjunctival hemorrhage is a bright red patch appearing in the white of the eye. This condition is also called red eye. A subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when a small blood vessel breaks open and bleeds near the surface of the white of the eye (bulbar conjunctiva). It may happen without injury, and is often first noticed when you wake up and look in a mirror.

Sudden increases in pressure such as violent sneezing or coughing can cause a subconjunctival hemorrhage. The hemorrhage may also occur in persons with high blood pressure or who take blood thinners.

A subconjunctival hemorrhage usually goes away on its own in about 1 week.

Oh and sugarcoated - I heard that the random bruising is a sign of not only low iron, but of low vitamin C as well.

Hope that helps!!!


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