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A 31-year-old member asked:

How come i have random nose bleeds in only one nostril?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Nose bleeds: Your recurrent nose bleeds may be due to a broken blood vessel on that side of your nose. Here are some other reasons for nose bleed reasons: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, ^ blood pressure, excessive use of decongestants, nose picking, or blowing the nose hard. I suggest you see an ear/nose/throat specialist for further evaluation.

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A 20-year-old member asked:

What could be caulsing my random nose bleeds?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Many causes: Nose bleeding can be caused by simple things like dry air, trauma, medications. But also more worrisome things like bleeding disorders, uncontrolled hypertension or non-healing nasal lesions/ulcers and possibly cancer. I recommend you visit your physician to determine the etiology/cause.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What could cause random nose bleeds?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
A few things.: Most nosebleeds do not have an easily identifiable cause. Trauma to inside of the nose from nose picking very common. Other causes are exposure to warm, dry air for prolonged periods of time, nasal/sinus infections, allergic rhinitis, nasal foreign body (object stuck in nose), vigorous nose blowing, nasal surgery, deviated/perforated nasal septum, and cocaine use. See ENT doc for exam/treatment.
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Another possibility is high blood pressure, which should be ruled out, because it is potentially dangerous.
Apr 13, 2015

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