Home » Cardiovascular Health » Human Circulatory System » Circulation Problems

What To Do If Your Blood Vessel Popped

Eye Blood Vessel Popped

  • can be very painful
  • Some causes of include: high blood pressure and poor circulation
  • There are two categories of peripheral vascular disease: peripheral arterial disease and peripheral venous disease


Popped blood vessels are no fun wherever they occur. They are painful, can cause swelling and bruising, and take a good deal of time to go away. If you find that you have an eye blood vessel popped, you could experience blurred vision, bloodshot eyes, and even some discomfort such as dry eye. When you have an eye blood vessel popped, it could be caused from a variety of things, such as strenuous exercising, vomiting, pregnancy, high blood pressure, some medications including ones for erectile dysfunction and digitalis based formulas, and diabetes. If you have an eye blood vessel popped, it will take up to 3 weeks to go away.

A blood vessel popped is a form of small blood vessel disease. Blood vessel disease falls into two categories: peripheral arterial disease and peripheral venous disease. The first category affects the vessels that carry the blood from the heart to the rest of the body. The second category affect the vessels that carry deoxygenated blood back to the heart from the rest of the body. Anyone who suffers from either type of blood vessel disease are dealing with a lack of blood circulating to the furthest parts of the body – such as the hands and feet – and these areas not receiving enough oxygen.

If you are suffering from a blood vessel popped, then there is a good indication that you have an obstruction somewhere along the vessel line. When this happens, the flow of blood through the vessel is hindered and it can cause the blood vessel to constrict or dilate. If the blood vessel is stretched too much, it will pop, causing the blood to flood beneath the skins surface and causes bruising. In the case of a popped eye blood vessel, it causes the eye to become bloodshot. Blurred vision and dry eye problems can occur when this happens. Blood vessel disease is also the cause of strokes and aneurysms when the blood vessels to the brain are blocked. Chronic occlusive arterial disease is a condition people also suffer when the arteries to other parts of the body become fully or partially blocked which also leads to additional problems.

Blood Vessel DiseaseBlood vessel treatment can include a variety of different things depending on what is causing the problem. Quite often a change in diet is helpful and is accompanied by anti-clotting drugs such as pentoxifylline or other anti-clotting drugs such as aspirin unless the patient is suffering from peripheral vascular disease. Diabetes and high blood pressure are also causes of blood vessel disease and if they cause enough damage to the arteries, blood vessel treatment could include surgery, balloon angioplasty, heart bypass and other major invasive surgery to fix the condition. Unfortunately, if the blockage reoccurs – which happens in about 30% of the cases – patients will have to have the surgery procedure re-performed.

Other blood vessel treatments include:
- change of diet
- cardiovascular exercise
- non-smoking routine
- special clothing to help promote circulation
- natural remedies for high blood pressure and cholesterol treatment
- and sometimes prescribed medication

Blood vessel popped in the eye will take some time to heal.

Click here to discuss this article on forum.

The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

Related Articles:

11 Responses to “What To Do If Your Blood Vessel Popped”

  1. jill says:

    If you pop a blood vessel will it ever heal? and will you always look like you do after it poped???!!!

  2. bebe says:

    You do not want to mess with a popped blood vessel. I got very sick from one and I was lucky I didn’t have problems. Go to the doctor. Get some medicine. Don’t avoid it.

    • emily says:

      Is it possible to have red spots up and down your face and neck if you popped a blood vessel? This is the effect I got but I’m not sure if that’s exactly what it is. If you have any info that might help please tell me. thanks!!

      • Jackie says:

        Sounds like you may have been straining with your face. Usually that happens while vomitting. When a person vomits and can’t take the time to breath cause you just can’t, blood vessels begin to pop in your face which causes all of the red spots. It usually takes less than a week for the spots to clear up from your face.

  3. james says:

    my friend tensed his head and all red dots started to appear from his neck and im worried? any answers?

  4. Bobbie says:

    This has happend twice so far,within 2wks. I have an itch so i itch it,and pain and burning occurs. then a welt and my blood vessel is popped and purple. Does anyone know what causes this? and should I go see a doctor?

  5. justin says:

    i was screaming a song, with my head down, and all of a sudden just under my eye brow started to hurt really bad and if i touch it, it hurts. im a little worried because when i tilt my head down it hurts in that same spot…. any clue what it is?

  6. julie sagona says:

    I woke up with half of my right eye all red like blood.It does not hurt or impair my vision. Should I be concerned????? I am told it is a popped blood vesse. l and it will repair itself. I have never had one before this.

  7. julie sagona says:

    Please answer!!

  8. Paula says:

    It happened overnight I had an itch so i itched, in the morning half of my eye was bright red (like the picture above) being pregnant, I guess its very common in pregnancy my doctor mentioned its nothing to worry about unless it comes with pain. Sadly no medication only time that can heal it. And you are at the greater risk if you have a low platelet count which I do.

  9. Andrew Tang says:

    3 days ago, I woke up with top half of left eye all red. It does not hurt or affect my vision. Now the red blood in my eye is fade away. Should I be concerned????? and do I still need to see an eye doctor?????? The eye does not hurt at all, but I do know it was a popped blood vessel.

Leave a Comment