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i have had six nose bleeds in the last week, even after being cauterized. i read it could have a more serious underlying cause. what should i do?

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Dr. Matthew Karen
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Relax take it easy: no nose blowing humidify your bed room stay off blood thinners use vaseline ointment if uncontrolled go to ER
Answered on Dec 19, 2015
Dr. William Hocking
48 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Check blood count: This may simply be due to a local problem in the mucosal lining of the nose, but it could also reflect a problem with a low platelet count or less likely an abnormality in your clotting mechanism. If you take aspirin, this could also contribute. Consider having a complete blood count, including a platelet count.
Answered on Dec 18, 2015

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