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A 43-year-old member asked:

I get blood in nose from blowing. is this a sign of nasal cancer?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Unlikely: Most cases of bloody nose (epistaxis) are not from cancer. There are many reasons and the most common are nose picking or other trauma including nose sprays, dry air, bleeding disorders, medications like aspirin, infections (common cold or sinus). Other cause may be high blood pressure, low platelet count, pregnancy, cancer (leukemia) and more. If nose bleeds are severe or recurrent, see ENT doc.

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Last updated May 22, 2019

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