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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes recurrent nose bleeding?

I had 2 nosebleeds this month -- RARE --hadnt had any since elementary school.. Had the 2nd one which did not stop until an ER visit put a cot into the RIGHT nostril (the other was not involved. THE cot was painfully in for 2 days ...RELIEF came immediately upon removal, and had little- to- some bleed - perhaps from stuck cot response. I ve been dabbing a lot of watery exudate since (about 3 days post-removal. NOW it doesnt seem to be letting air into that nostril - BUT the unaffeted nostril seems to be doing its job re my breathing PLS TELL ME how long should I deal w/ this wheeping nostril -- to be on the safe side. I HAVE NO REGULAR MEDICAL DOCTOR...little history of medical help EXCEPT for routine testing for blood chemistries etc. AND as long as they have been within normal limits, I ve been carrying on...
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
Recurrent nose bleeds occur due to injury in nasal mucosa.
Nose packs and pressure will prevent nasal bleeding.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja Puri
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