A 36-year-old male asked:
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my boyfriend while trying to clear his congested nose through spitting had blood in his spit which he drew from his nose. what could possibiy be wrong?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Nothing: Nose bleeds may be anterior or posterior. Anterior are more common in children and can be caused by colds, dry air, allergy, trauma to nose, nose picking, blood clotting disorders can sometimes be problem. Rare bleeds usually self limited and not usually of concern..Posterior nose bleeds are more common in elderly. Probably just single event due to congestion, irritation, and sneezing.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
It's usually benign.: Post nasal drip with blood is from irritation and dryness of the walls of the nasal cavity. If it worsens, he needs to see his dr. Take care !
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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