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How Can A Severe Bloody Nose And Headache For Over Two Days Be Treated?

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Posted on Fri, 6 May 2022
Question: my friend has had a severe bloody nose I mean severe blood everywhere and won't stop for two days and headache
he is out of town what could be problem


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just talked to him and he said no headache and the bleeding has finally stopped
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Arnab (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Further evaluation necessary.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Well, at his age (56, I believe it is), this type of persistent bleeding from the nose along with a headache, needs immediate medical attention. The primary suspicion is uncontrolled hypertension or sudden elevation of blood pressure. So it needs to be measured sequentially if found higher than usual, then immediate treatment is required to bring it down.

This is the most important factor, and it needs to be assessed properly (blood pressure monitoring, EKG, a complete Hemogram without any further delay). If he's reluctant to go to the Doctor, please call up urgent care or take him to the nearest ER for a prompt check-up.

Secondly, there could be some unnoticed trauma to the nose due to either nose-picking or some other reasons. Other few causes are some structural nose anomaly, blood thinners/blood coagulation anomaly.

First of all, tell him to drink a lot of fluids, don't blow the nose, keep pinching the nose gently by sitting upright.

Excessive bleeding can cause a sudden drop in hemoglobin level which can further complicate this situation, so kindly convince him to go to the urgent care or the nearest ER for a prompt check-up.

Let me know if I can assist you further. Take Care.
Regards



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Brief Answer:
He still needs to be evaluated.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

It could be due to clot formation inside the nose. But in order to get the proper diagnosis, he needs to be evaluated as explained earlier.

I'd still try to take him to the nearest ER or call up urgent care for a prompt check-up, management can be done based on the findings.

Let me know if I can assist you further. Take Care.
Regards
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How Can A Severe Bloody Nose And Headache For Over Two Days Be Treated?

Brief Answer: Further evaluation necessary. Detailed Answer: Hello, Well, at his age (56, I believe it is), this type of persistent bleeding from the nose along with a headache, needs immediate medical attention. The primary suspicion is uncontrolled hypertension or sudden elevation of blood pressure. So it needs to be measured sequentially if found higher than usual, then immediate treatment is required to bring it down. This is the most important factor, and it needs to be assessed properly (blood pressure monitoring, EKG, a complete Hemogram without any further delay). If he's reluctant to go to the Doctor, please call up urgent care or take him to the nearest ER for a prompt check-up. Secondly, there could be some unnoticed trauma to the nose due to either nose-picking or some other reasons. Other few causes are some structural nose anomaly, blood thinners/blood coagulation anomaly. First of all, tell him to drink a lot of fluids, don't blow the nose, keep pinching the nose gently by sitting upright. Excessive bleeding can cause a sudden drop in hemoglobin level which can further complicate this situation, so kindly convince him to go to the urgent care or the nearest ER for a prompt check-up. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take Care. Regards -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Brief Answer: He still needs to be evaluated. Detailed Answer: Hi, It could be due to clot formation inside the nose. But in order to get the proper diagnosis, he needs to be evaluated as explained earlier. I'd still try to take him to the nearest ER or call up urgent care for a prompt check-up, management can be done based on the findings. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take Care. Regards