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A 17-year-old female asked:

I am just after having a very heavy nose bleed and i feel very weak after it and i have striking pains in the middle of my chest?

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Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 35 years experience
Relax: It would be exceedingly rare for you to have lost a significant amount of blood. Most likely you have experienced a small amount of anxiety from the sight/taste of blood. The anxiety caused you to feel lightheaded and accelerated your heart rate which you felt as chest pain. Take slow, deep breaths, lay down with your feet slightly elevated you should feel better very soon.
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