Nosebleeds

What is Nosebleeds?

Epistaxis (from epistazo, "to bleed from the nose" from epi, "above, over" and stazo, "to drip [from the nostrils]") or a nosebleed is the relatively common occurrence of hemorrhage from the nose, usually noticed when the blood drains out through the nostrils. There are two types: anterior (the most common), and posterior (less common, more likely to require medical attention). Sometimes in more severe cases, the blood can come up the nasolacrimal duct and out from the eye. Fresh blood and clotted blood can also flow down into the stomach and cause nausea and vomiting.

Although the sight of large amounts of blood can be alarming and may warrant medical attention, nosebleeds are rarely fatal, accounting for only 4 of the 2.4 million deaths in the U.S. in 1999.

Questions and answers on "Nosebleeds"

For the last 2 days I ve been having nosebleeds about 3 each day. I get them to stop after a few minutes by using cold kleenexs. I m taking mg plendil each morning for blood pressure & 10 mg crestor each nite for cholesterol . I ve rarely had nosebleeds in the past. I m 67 years old. I m also a smoker. What can I do to stop having these nosebleeds?

doctor1 MD

HI.
The commonest reason of nose-bleeds at your age with the history you provided is hypertension, loosening support of the blood vessels with age.
Try to take blood pressure during he attack.
You may need an additional treatment with consultation of your Cardiologist.
Well. smoking will have a...

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i have had 5 nosebleeds in 3 days i dont know why is it stress i have big tests coming up or is it my hormones? its really bugging me

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If a person is on the medication 'coumadin' and has experienced the following: shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing general weakness, and nosebleeds as well as deep discoloration of one hand and arm, and the Dr. has taken her off the medication (she is 94) how long would it generally take to see improvement?

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hi
coumadin is an anti-coagulant, maybe started on the patient as indicated.

long term usage and side-effects are bleeding, skin patches,bleeding joints can be due to alteration in coagulation profile.

in that case coagulation profile is monitored daily with administration of vitamin k, fresh...

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my 6 year old daughter has tested positive for strep twice now and is on her 2nd round of antibiotics, she has complained of severe abdominal pain and is now having nosebleeds. She had been complaining of the abdominal pain before this 2nd round of antibiotics, but now has the nosebleeds. At the start of this she had sudden onset of abd. pain, with fever , vomiting, grey skin color, heart rate was in the 160's. We went to the ER for this and she was started on the 2nd antibiotic there through IV, and responded well to this. I am still confused over the abdominal pain and nosebleeds.

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Hi.... Can you describe the complaints in details? Does the child have history of nose picking? Is there underlying coryza like symptoms? Nose bleed can most commonly be due to nose picking or can be a manifestation of underlying bleeding disorders. As it is associated with the abdominal pain and...

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I started getting nosebleeds two months ago. At first, I associated it with airplane travel, since my first two nosebleeds occurred right after one flight and during another flight. Over the past two months I have had infrequent nosebleeds, but enough to know that it is not a normal occurrence for my body. I have had daily nosebleeds in the last two days, and noticed it occurs when I bend over. I am a healthy 60 year old woman who experiences neck and head pain. The cause of this pain, which is bearable, has been diagnosed as degenerative disease, osteo porosis, slipped disc, and vascular calcification. One doctor thought the arthritis in my neck was pressing on my optic nerve, which caused the pain that wraps around my ear. Because of the nosebleeds, I have stopped taking ibuprofen and the one baby aspirin I take before bedtime. Any suggestions, or should I be worried?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for asking.
Based on your query, my opinion is as follows.
1. Nose bleeds are usually due to nose picking, which damages the mucosa.
2. If bending over is causing nose bleeds, do get a platelet count done.
3. Avoid nose picking or rough rubbing over nose.
4. Baby aspirin is necessary...

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my husband has had 2 mini strokes affecting his left eye, tonight he has a nosebleed.


My husband had had 2 mini strokes affecting his left eye within a month and a half. Tonight he has a nosebleed. Also has some kind of cold for last 2 days. Is the nosebleed a part of the cold or stroke? I am worried and don't know what to think. He also refused to go to doctor today to check out the cold symptoms. Are these related to the mini stroke?






doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your husband's symptoms. I would like to reassure you that nose bleeding is not a symptom of mini stroke.

It needs to be evaluated by an ENT doctor to determine the cause of nose bleed.

For mini strokes, he needs to be evaluated by a neurologist...

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am 27 yrs old, 6ft and 88kg, was playing over the weekend and someone jammed their knee into my eye, got blurred vision and a nosebleed for about 1.5 minutes, all was fine after that, however for the past two days my spitum has mucus and dark blood in it, my doctor said i should not be worried that the blood will stop after sometime, however its now two days and everytime i blink or sneeze my, the back eye feels very uncomfortable as though it is congested and its twitching, plus when i blink i can feel as though am blinking through the nose, should i be worried, or will this go away.

doctor1 MD

U have sustained occulo nasal trauma. Based on your history injury looks like trivial to mild.
All those blood tinged sputum n blurred vision are just due to congestion. Symptoms will be resolved soon.
U can use otrivin or xylometazoline nasal decongestant drops.
Lubricating eye drops.

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A few nights ago I had nosebleed which is highly unusual for me, and lost perhaps a liter of blood. It was also chunky but was not mucus. Since then I have had a constant migraine, and slight fever. This has been accompanied by cracking sounds in my head like paper crackling. I have also felt like my nose and ears are bleeding but no blood comes out? Do I need to get looked at?

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My Mom has had several strokes. She is currently away from her home and residing in Florida. She has had headaches and this morning woke up with a nosebleed that lasted 1.5 hours. She does not normally get nosebleeds. She told me she is taking aleve for her headaches. What are some other symptoms she should be watching for that may warrant a visit to the hospital. I am living in Hawaii and am very concerned. I would like to give her some advise but am at a loss on what directives to guide her in during this concerning time. Regretfully, she did not bring her blood pressure cuff with her. Any advise to share? Thank you. Winnie

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Hello I have concerns regarding my 6 yr old son. He was recently diagnosed with ADHD and receives Ritalin before school. I am in the middle of a custody battle and my ex husband is not cooperative with treatment and appointments. He has developed muscle spasms in lower back, facial ticks, nosebleeds and headaches. These all started before the medication and are becoming worse.

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My 5 year old daugther has a chiari malformation type I, and was diagnosed a little over a year ago. We have decided to just monitor with MRI s every 6 months and watch for any new symptoms. Since her diagnosis she has had her tonsils and adnoids removed, about 8 months ago. Recently she has been experiencing nosebleeds. Sometimes twice a day with a large amount of blood. Is this a symptom I should be concerned with?

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Hello I am 24 weeks pregnant. Is Nosebleed common in pregnancy ? please advice the ways to resolve it. My Blood pressure has always been low even in Pregnancy. Last two readings are 105/70 and 110/70

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Does this make any sense to you? In 2013 I had an acute stroke on the right aspect of my brain. It is 2017 and lately I'm experiencing loss of equilibrium and now left nostril nosebleeds every couple of days, once or twice a day. Not worried just...

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Hello, My 4-year-old son keeps randomly throwing up, around every third day and mostly in the mornings. Normally it's once a day, but the last few times its been twice within a day. Also, I noticed that his left nostril has been really backed up...

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