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A 16-year-old male asked:

Hello,is it normal to spit dark brown blood from nose through mouth two days after removing the splints from nose..which is reducing my facial pain.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
Urgent Care 27 years experience
Keep out: Yes, old blood from a procedure may/will be seen. Some of it dries on the lining inside the nose. When our noses run, the dried blood is moistened and will drain as well. It is very important to not put your finger, or tissue inside your nose to try to scrape this out. Pulling this dried blood off the very thin walls can injure the lining and cause a nose bleed. If it bothers you, inhale steam.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Yes: Yes, normal. See ENT surgeon if symptoms persist.
Last updated Oct 13, 2018

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