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Blood in mucus on blowing the nose usually in the morning. What could the cause be?

For about 2 months now once a d a while when I blow my nose there are spots if blood with my mucus . Usually in the morning. Today it happened again. Yesterday I can smell blood but no blood coming threw my nose. I also stuck a tissue u rolled up in my nose n saw more blood than When u blow. What is with that? When I blow my nose my right ear pops and I noticed a small hard lump on my earlobe that hurts when I touch it. Also, for a year now I noticed a fingertip size bump on my left side top of my hard. The skin moves, it is underneath and hurts when I press down to much on it or when I have a headache . The Nose the blood is coming from us my left side.
Asked On : Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,

A nose bleed is like a headache; which means that there can be many causes of the same. You need to do the following and rule out one by one:
1. Get a complete examination of the nose to rule out a condition called the deviated nasal septum which can cause the bleed.
2. Get a full blood check up including coagulation profile which can rule out any bleeding disorders
3. Get an CT PNS and endoscopy of the nose to rule out other different cause of nose bleed such as polyp or tumour
4. Get a proper medical assessment for blood pressure

the treatment will be based on the reports of the above test. Meanwhile you can do the following to minimize the bleeding:
1. Do not blow very hard and do not meddle or pick your nose.
2. Take steam inhalation '
3. Avoid exposure to extremes of temperatures such as heat or cold

now coming to the earlobe lump which is tender. It can be any soft tissue lesion which may have got infected. Get an ENT consult to rule out the same and get a definitive treatment.

finally the bump on your head also has to be examined by your ENT so that a proper diagnosis can be reached. He may further order tests such as FNAC and biopsy for the proper treatment.

take care and get well soon and hope all your doubts have been addressed

Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Thu, 29 Aug 2013
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