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Nosebleeds from left nostril, swollen septum, nasal congestion. Causes?

Hi, i have quite a sniffley nose at the moment but everytime i blow my nose it gives me a nosebleed out of my left nostril . The sceptum of my left nostril is considerably swollen in comparison to my right nostril where no swelling seems to exist. Is there a particular cause? This has increased considerably from barely ever having a nosebleed in my life to many occurances over the last few months.
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,

A nose bleed is like a headache; which means that there can be many causes of the same. You need to do the following and rule out one by one:
1. Get a complete examination of the nose to rule out a condition called the deviated nasal septum which can cause the bleed.
2. Get a full blood check up including coagulation profile which can rule out any bleeding disorders
3. Get an CT PNS and endoscopy of the nose to rule out other different cause of nose bleed such as polyp or tumour
4. Get a proper medical assessment for blood pressure

the treatment will be based on the reports of the above test. Meanwhile you can do the following to minimize the bleeding:
1. Do not blow very hard and do not meddle or pick your nose.
2. Take steam inhalation '
3. Avoid exposure to extremes of temperatures such as heat or cold

take care and get well soon

Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Tue, 27 Aug 2013
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