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What is bloody nose

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Can vary: This can be due nasal irritation or with dryness of the air. If you live or stay in an arid environment this can be a cause.Smokers can have nasal irr... Read More
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Various: Nose bleeds can be caused by excessive dryness of nasal membranes,high blood pressure,congestion/irritation from head colds,smoking,snorting drugs, bl... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
What to do: For recurrent nose bleeds, please your dr or an ear/nose/throat specialist. If your nose bleeds hold your nostrils between fingers for about 10 minute... Read More

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Sorry to hear it but: Is your question because you have a coagulation disorder, have had recurrent bloody noses or trauma, or your bleeding refuses to stop?
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Bloody nose: Worry about a bloody nose if it is occurring several times a week, for no apparent reason or if you are taking medications that may interfere with clo... Read More
Dr. Avner Aliphas
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 15 years experience
Depends: The most common causes of nosebleeds are usually benign causes such as dry nasal membranes or trauma. It is important to see your doctor if your noseb... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Pressure and time: It depends on where the bleed is coming from; the front vessels or the back. Tilt the head forward to avoid swallowing blood, put steady pinching pres... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Pressure and Time: Holding pressure on the nose for an extended period of time will stop most bloody noses. In rare circumstances this will not work and you may need a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: It is absolutely normal to not have had a bloody nose. Congratulations!
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: See a doctor if the bleeds recur. One isolated bleed has little significance.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Blood is coming from: Your nose. Possible reasons: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, ^ blood pressure, excessive use of decongestants, being at ^ altitude, trauma to nose,... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Bloody nose: Bloody nose = epistaxis = blood emanates from nares.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Need diagnosis....: The cough must be diagnosed first sand then treated. Possible etiologies of cough include bronchospasm from any cause, GERD, post-nasal drip or a comb... Read More

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