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A 43-year-old member asked:

why have i been having a lot of nosebleeds lately?

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Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Nosebleeds: Most common cause of nose bleeds is trauma from picking. Other causes are dry nose or veins that are more prominent and sensitive. You should have it evaluated by your pcp or urgent care physician.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not sure: 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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A 24-year-old member asked:

Can hot baths cause nosebleeds?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Some people do experience more nosebleeds with hot baths. Two possible causes: the increase in temperature can dilate the capillaries. This would increase blood flow through all capillaries, including the nose, increasing the chance for a bleed. The other possible explanation is that the mucous membranes of the nose get irritated due to a change in humidity. See your doctor for treatment options.
A 31-year-old member asked:

My fiancee gets nosebleeds alot, refuses to be checked, is this a sign of something serious?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Maybe?: Nose bleeds can be from a number of reasons. Ususally they are minor and a nuiassance. Usually due to dryness in the nose, allergies, infections or trauma. More serious problems can be tumors, leukemia, clotting disorders, and high blood pressure. Depending on age, medications taken, other history and exam, hard to say. Continue to encourage him to see his pcp or ent. Check it out!
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A 30-year-old member asked:

What can cause continuos nosebleeds?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Prominent vessels: You may have some prominent blood vessels in the very front part of the septum. This region is easy to traumatize with nose picking/blowing nose, etc. If you are having frequent nose bleeds... Get it checked by your local ent.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How can I stop getting nosebleeds today?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Cauterization: If your nose bleeds are frequent and troublesome, you should consult an ENT specialist to consider cauterization of the blood vessels usually the site of bleed.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Multiple nosebleeds during cold weather. Is it from coldness or from dryness in the air?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dryness: It's more likely to be from dryness which is more common in cold weather. Try nasal saline rinses or nasal gels before bed. Don't use products that are petroleum based like vaseline.

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