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Been seeing floaters. Have had nose bleeds. Medication for thyroid and BP. Worry about?

Over the last week I have been seein floaters/flashers. I was n th garage and when I went into the bathroom I was swatting gnats that weren t there. These contined about one to three times a day. The last couple of days I have had a nose bleed which was proceeded by some gentle picking of the nose. Don t know if anything to worry about. Age 56 female. Taking meds for blood pressure and thyroid . Blood pressure last checked was 136/76
Asked On : Sat, 29 Dec 2012
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read your query
that is a very significant question
and i appreciate your problem

i will try my best to answer your query

usuallly seeing a floater is no big deal
lots of people have them
but nasal bleed is not good
your blood pressure is fine
no issues with that

i wish to know what medicines you are on
also what and when was your last thyroid test done

also check a pt-inr and cbc
this may help us know if you are developing a bleeding tendency

a good idea would be to know your bp at the time of bleeding
maybe your resting bp is ok (as per JNC 8 guidelines)
but maybe it rises by working and needs a better control

as far as nose bleeds are concerned
avoid nose picking

meeting your ophthalmogist to get the status
of your retina checked is a good idea

i hope this helps you
inform the reports mentioned above (if any)
so i can be of help further
best of luck

(please do understand that some problem remains as
online texting cuts down history and examination
thereby reducing the effect and efficiency
and increases reliance on tests)

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Answered: Sun, 5 Jan 2014
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