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what happens if you don't treat a nosebleed? i don't have one but i was just wondering. would you bleed out or would it just stop on its own?

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Dr. John Scuba
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 25 years experience
Nosebleeds: Nosebleeds usually stop on their own with simple care unless there are underlying problems like high blood pressure, treatment with blood thinners, or underlying blood coagulation disorders like hemophilia. Most patients would present for care long before they 'bleed out'. In some cases the elderly and/or demented may have ongoing bleeding and significant blood loss.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Either: Mose stop spontaneously. The ones that don't, person can "bleed out".

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Last updated Oct 12, 2015

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