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What causes nose bleed?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
List: Fingers! irritation, dryness, infection, malignancies hypertension bleeding disorder.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Many reasons: Nose bleed reasons: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, ^ blood pressure, excessive use of decongestants, being at ^ altitude, trauma to nose, nose picking, or blowing the nose hard. Bacterial & viral infections can ^ risk as well as bleeding disorders. Recurrent nose bleeds may be due to broken vessel in the nose. Alcohol / Cocaine abuse can cause nose bleeds, as can tumors.
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Nose bleed: Bleeding from nose could be due to infection, injury, bleeding disorder, congestion of nose due to allergies like hay fever etc. Good idea to see doctor for detail history and examination to confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Also, consider high blood pressure and conditions which might exacerbate your blood pressure, and structural anatomical problems in your nosrils. See a good ENT for evaluation and management.
Nov 16, 2016
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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That looks like a strawberry, not a nose
Nov 17, 2016

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A 16-year-old female asked:

What cause a nose bleed ?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Many things: Nose bleeds can be spontaneous if the nasal passages are too dry. Nose bleeds can occur from nose picking, trauma from probing into the nose and direct trauma. Less common causes are in relationship to the menstrual cycle, and sometimes due to uncommon nasal tumors such as polyps. If you have these recurrently, then you should see an ENT doctor for a better diagnosis and treatment.
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What causes a nose bleed in a child?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Nose-picking/rubbing: Their finger nails are thin and razor-sharp. When the inside of nose is itchy/dry, picking the inside of nose and/or rubbing it hard can cause bleeding. It is very common. If bleeding stops quickly, i would not worry. Just make sure that the nose is kept nosturized in dry/cold weather and treat allergies/cold symptoms to minimize itching, thus picking/rubbing. If worse, consult doc. Good luck.
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What could be the possible causes of a one off nose bleed?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Dry air: Dry air may affect the lining of the nose over a plexus of blood vessels, called Little's area. This is usual site of nose bleeds.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Nose bleed caused by drugs, could this be true?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 61 years experience
Yes: In the absence of high blood pressure, diabetes or vascular disease involving the nose, probably the most common drugs that may lead to frequent nose bleeds are anti-coagulants that are most commonly used in atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, thrombotic diseases that may complicate thrombotic-phlebitis. Plavix, coumadin, (warfarin) and Heparin are common drugs used as anticoagulants.
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What causes an easy internal nose bleed?

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Dr. David Martin
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Nosebleeds: Nosebleeds can be from dryness, local trauma (picking), certain medications, but most commonly a distinct cause may not be found.

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