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liquid coming from eye when blowing nose
I've never had this happen before, but just couple days ago I blew my nose and liquid came out of my left eye. First time it was like a big tear just pop out of my eyes than later I tried testing by blowing my nose and I can feel the like coming out from the inside. Is this normal? What is causing that? Is my eye going to be okay?
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The nasolacrimal duct carries excess tears from the eye into the nose.  If you have a very open system and force pressure back the reverse direction it is possible to eject fluid back up the nasolacrimal duct out onto the eye.  I even saw it done once on Letterman Show.

MJK MD
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So is it okay for fluid to eject backward through the tear duct or does it need to be fixed or treated?
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Just watch out when blowing nose.  Doesn't need to be treated - it is just a variation of normal.

MJK MD
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I have just finished reading about the person blowing their nose and having fluid come out. I started with a cold in October which progressed to asthmatic bronchitis. I still have not fully recovered as I am still coughing and blow my nose frequently. I also wheeze. I too, have fluid coming from the eye when I blow my nose. Should I see my doctor again? Thank you! M.T.
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