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A 38-year-old female asked:

for 2--3 week, i saw fresh blood regularly from left nostril often when using tissue, to clean, i know its coming from septum lining, possib causes pls?

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Dr. Babak Larian
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Epistaxis: The main cause is dryness of mucosa on the septum. This can be treated by applying vaseline once or twice a day. This is made worst by aging because the membranes get thinner with age and thus can breakdown more easily by dryness.
Dr. Bradford Patt
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Nasal bleeding: Nasal bleeding or epistaxis is usually caused by blood vessels irritated on the nasal septum lining but should be evaluated by an ENT to be sure no other cause of nasal bleeding is present. Moisture with saline gels will likely take care of the problem if it is mild septal dryness or irritation.

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