A 33-year-old member asked:
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how come i have to get my nose cauterized if i bleed easily?

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Dr. John Christophel
17 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
You don't: Whether or not to cauterize your nose depends on the source of the bleeding. If it is coming from the front part of the septum, cauterization is usually the easiest way to stop the bleeding.
Answered on Mar 14, 2015
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
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Back to your ENT doc: Obviously, cauterization doesn't always work. Sometimes, there is an obstruction higher up in the nostril that leads you to strain and causes bleedin ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Because if a blood: Vessel in your nose was damaged, there is a good chance that if re-injured you could bleed again.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
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Usually: just pinching the tip portion of you nose for a few minutes will stop it

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