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What could cause sudden nosebleeds?

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Posted on Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Question: I recently started having nose bleeds. What could cause this?
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Answered by Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Pressure, nose picking and dry nose.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Ideally, you should pinch your nose with pressure for 5 min to stop bleeding immediately.

At this age, the most common cause could be high Blood pressure, dry nose.

Avoid picking your nose if you have the habit.

Measure your blood pressure, if high over 160/100 please visit the doctor. If you have the dry nose you should use nasal saline drops.

If the bleeds are not stopping on pressure it alerts a physician consult.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar, General & Family Physician


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What could cause sudden nosebleeds?

Brief Answer: Pressure, nose picking and dry nose. Detailed Answer: Hi, Ideally, you should pinch your nose with pressure for 5 min to stop bleeding immediately. At this age, the most common cause could be high Blood pressure, dry nose. Avoid picking your nose if you have the habit. Measure your blood pressure, if high over 160/100 please visit the doctor. If you have the dry nose you should use nasal saline drops. If the bleeds are not stopping on pressure it alerts a physician consult. Hope this helps. Regards, Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar, General & Family Physician