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What causes a bleeding nose?

i am 73 years old . i have had 6 nose bleeds in the past 3 weeks . most when i have just woken up. i have a very active life and the nose bleeds are worrying me a great deal. i am healthy apart from arthritis, blood tests came back negative about leucimia.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016
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Hi welcome to the health care magic

Here for nose bleeding following work up done...
-rhinoscopy nose examination
-Blood pressure measurement
-platelet count
-ESR
-PT, APTT
-BT etc...

Whenever nose bleeding occurs pinch nose between thumb and index finger for ten minutes

Avoid excess heat exposure

If nose bleeding can't stop than anterior nasal packing done

Specific treatment has to be given.. Above investigations and rhinoscopy will help in finding underlying cause

Take care

Consult otorhinolaryngologist for examination
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What causes a bleeding nose?

Hi welcome to the health care magic Here for nose bleeding following work up done... -rhinoscopy nose examination -Blood pressure measurement -platelet count -ESR -PT, APTT -BT etc... Whenever nose bleeding occurs pinch nose between thumb and index finger for ten minutes Avoid excess heat exposure If nose bleeding can t stop than anterior nasal packing done Specific treatment has to be given.. Above investigations and rhinoscopy will help in finding underlying cause Take care Consult otorhinolaryngologist for examination