My Son Is 9 Yesrs Old - He Has Been
sometiems 1/2 a day then maybe miss a day
i think total 8 bloody noses.
we saw a hematologist may 2019
sicne he was getting petechai
all looked good but slight issue with blood clotting . will attach results.
doctou think this could be related? or any other insight or what i should look into ? no fevers, slres, rashes
Seems that a blood vessel, like a vein, is very close to nose
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I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
Usually this means that a blood vessel, like a vein, is very close to the surface in your son's nose. So , because the vessel is so superficial, it's easy for it to bleed. Then a scab is formed, and it is again easy for the scab to get dislodged and bleed again. So it is not uncommon to have several bloody noses in a short period of time. Especially with a cold or during allergy season when we're all itchy! A ENT doctor can cauterize or "seal" the area where the vein is close the the surface and this can help. It is done in the office with some anesthesia sprayed into the nose. I don't see the lab results, but I'm happy to review them. But, if you have been told the results are normal, then I would see ENT.
Thank you for your response. I have attached his lab results. Please let me know your thoughts
Hi, I got it this time. Labs are fine, did they also do a platelet count? And I also see the pictures - I'm not sure I'd call that petechiae. Looks more like keratosis pillaris and typical sun changes to me. Especially if only on the outside upper arms. Has he had any other bleeding problems? From circumcision? From scrapes or cuts?