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Is nose bleeding normal after death? Had epilepsy

HI .

1. MY brother-in-law was died last week. After death my relatives are put him the ice vacuum. after so much of time blood is coming from the mouth and nose. is this normal...
2. before the day he is taking some amount of alcohol and eat some food and went to home.
3. he had also Epilepsy. At the time of death, Epilepsy is not came.

tell me the reason behind the death. my relatives not conduct any post mortem..
thanks in advance
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.
Based on the data, it is very difficult to ascertain the cause of death. However, bleeding may occur from nose even after death (this is mainly because of nasal secretions mixed with blood coming out). Fresh bleeding does not occur after death.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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Answered: Mon, 10 Jun 2013
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