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A 39-year-old female asked:

what can be the cause of pretty big amount of blood from nose on a tissue paper after nose wiping in a 61 years old male?

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Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Traumatized vessel : Vigorous rubbing & blowing the nose, especially with seasonal allergies, dry mucus membranes or other conditions affecting membranes lining the nose can traumatize blood vessels in that area & cause bleeding. In your age range especially if you have high blood pressure, however, beware bleeding from vessels back of the nose (posterior epistaxis) which requires specialized packing. Helps?

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Last updated Apr 18, 2015

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