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A 24-year-old female asked:

hit head yesterday, had a lump, went er. i was discharged. since then, almost every time i blow my nose, there's bloody mucous. what do i do?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: ...On where the "lump" is/was. If you were hit in the face over the sinuses (forehead or cheeks) or in the nose, it can be normal. If hit anywhere else, is odd and should go back to er for recheck.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 15 years experience
See your doctor: I would follow up with your primary care doctor for further history and evaluation.
Dr. Vandana Kumra
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Nasal saline: The bleeding is likely from the initial trauma. If there is no active bleeding, just blow gently. Use nasal saline to keep the mucus moving and the nose moist. If the amount of bleeding increases, see an ENT doctor.
Dr. Abby Caplin
Integrative Medicine 40 years experience
Be seen again: You need to let your doctor know right away that this is happening. You need to be checked again and further evaluated for damage from the head injury. I hope it is not serious!

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