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A 22-year-old female asked:

is a bloody nose lasting 45 minutes dangerous while having a kidney infection?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Zebrack
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: No problem. Just treat like any bloody nose. Applying pressure should stop it. If it keeps reoccuring you should be seen.
Dr. Kevin Mclaughlin
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Sit up, lean slightly forward and pinch your nostrils. Hold for 20 min. If still bleeding then you need to see your doctor or go to ER.
Apr 7, 2013
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Probably not: It could be significant depending on the bacteria involved, however you probably would have more symptoms. If its just a simple nose bleed and a kidney infection that is resolving with antibiotics, i would not worry to much as long as it stopped. If it getting worse or not resolving and now you are getting new symptoms i would go to the er.
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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No but: Is this ur first nose bleed? Is this a first kidney infection or u know that you have kidney problems.? If yes, how is your kidney function? Was ever blood test done to evaluate this? What is your bp? Put good pressure on your nose, stuff the nostril with dry cotton and see what happens. If bleeding does not stop you need some cauterization of the bleeding vesel. Treat well your infection!

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