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Suggest remedy for bloody nose and blood clots in a elderly person

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: my 90 year oldmom had a bloody nose 2hrs aga and i now experiencing several small blood clots coming from her nose like mucos into her mouth..... should we go to hospital?
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Answered by Dr. Satvinder Bakshi (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
yes please go the hospital

Detailed Answer:
Hello

There can be many reasons for the blood coming out from your mothers nose like

High blood pressure , this is the commonest cause in the elderly and has to be treated immediately as the bleeding can be a lot.

The second common cause will be a sinus infection and this will need antibiotics for treatment.

Another possibility may be the use of blood thinners like aspirin or clopidogrel , the dose will need titration in such cases.

You mother will need urgent medical care and examination to determine the cause of bleeding , therefore i advice you to take her to the doctor as soon as possible.

In the meantime , please ask her not to panic and pinch the nose , to control the bleeding.

Take care


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Brief Answer: yes please go the hospital Detailed Answer: Hello There can be many reasons for the blood coming out from your mothers nose like High blood pressure , this is the commonest cause in the elderly and has to be treated immediately as the bleeding can be a lot. The second common cause will be a sinus infection and this will need antibiotics for treatment. Another possibility may be the use of blood thinners like aspirin or clopidogrel , the dose will need titration in such cases. You mother will need urgent medical care and examination to determine the cause of bleeding , therefore i advice you to take her to the doctor as soon as possible. In the meantime , please ask her not to panic and pinch the nose , to control the bleeding. Take care