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I've been getting frequent headaches and nosebleeds. I have diabetes only happens when I take care of my self. Is it my meds or something else?

I've been getting frequent headaches and nosebleeds. I have diabetes only happens when I take care of my self. Is it my meds or something else?

Should not be meds: If you do not take anything but the Insulin you list. It is probably from dryness. Try putting a cool mist humidifier in your room and coat your nose with ayr nasal gel with vaseline over it at night when you sleep. It should help. To stop a nose bleed hold your nose at the end of the cartiledge as hard as you can for 1-0 minutes by the clock. Good work taking care of yourself! ...Read more

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Nosebleed (Definition)

A nosebleed is a symptom in which there is enough bleeding in the nose for a person to see it coming out of the nose or taste it going down the throat. Nosebleeds are often due to a broken small blood vessel, and stop when a clot forms at the break in the blood vessel. ...Read more


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My daughter 6 yrs has had a nosebleed for three days it's a start and stop nosebleed for for the whole day should I worry and take her to her doctor?

My daughter 6 yrs has had a nosebleed for three days it's a start and stop nosebleed for for the whole day should I worry and take her to her doctor?

Yes please: Ongoing nose bleeds need to be evaluated either for a local or a systemic cause, or could be a medicine she took or taking, it might a minor bleed from a congested nose, but safer to be seen by her doctor, good luck ...Read more

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I take buspirone, trazodone and bromazepam together. Can these medications cause nosebleeds?

I take buspirone, trazodone and bromazepam together. Can these medications cause nosebleeds?

No: Busipirone when taken with warfarin may increase the anticoagulation effect of warfarin, leading to potential for nosebleeds. ...Read more

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Can nosebleeds take a long time to heal? I developed one 1 month ago from a cold but today it started bleeding again. It's only on my left nostril.

Can nosebleeds take a long time to heal? I developed one 1 month ago from a cold but today it started bleeding again. It's only on my left nostril.

Nosebleed: Nosebleeds occur due to breakdown of lining of nose. Often recurrent. See an ENt doc. You may need nasal cautery. ...Read more

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Gushing nosebleeds that last 20 mins or longer when I wash my face or shower & at random. I have had 7 in the past 3 days. No scabs visible in nostril?

Gushing nosebleeds that last 20 mins or longer when I wash my face or shower & at random. I have had 7 in the past 3 days. No scabs visible in nostril?

See your doctor.: If this has been happening repeatedly, a visit to your doctor would be useful. They can examine your nose and perhaps do a blood test to check your blood clotting and platelets. It would be worth checking out. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get bad nosebleeds, often lasting 45 min. If I take ibuprofen. I'll be blowing bloody mucus the rest of the day. Is Excedrin safe?

I get bad nosebleeds, often lasting 45 min. If I take ibuprofen. I'll be blowing bloody mucus the rest of the day. Is Excedrin safe?

Avoid excedrin: There may be several formulations of Excedrin, but most of them contain aspirin -- which is even worse for bleeding than ibuprofen or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Use only acetaminophen (Tylenol and many drugstore brands) for pain relief. Discuss with your doctor -- maybe referral to ENT? Or test for blood clotting disorder? ...Read more

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I've had non stop dizziness for at least a month straight and also get nosebleeds almost every time a shower. Also have been really tired and my legs?

I've had non stop dizziness for at least a month straight and also get nosebleeds almost every time a shower. Also have been really tired and my legs?

Possibly anemia: Dear BDuran,

Dizziness and feeling tired may be signs of low blood counts. Please seek help from a healthcare professional for an exam and further workup and treatment. ...Read more

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I have the flu/bronchitis and I have severe cough headache pressure and nosebleeds is this normal and nothing I take helps the cough?

I have the flu/bronchitis and I have severe cough headache pressure and nosebleeds is this normal and nothing I take helps the cough?

Similar symptoms: When you have flu/bronchitis, you can get your sinus cavities filled up with fluid and get sinusitis along with it. The location of the sinuses would determine where your headache pain is. Post nasal drip can be causing a cough and irritation to the thin mucous membranes (especially if you are using a nasal spray or allergy medicine can) cause your nose to bleed. You may need a prescription med. ...Read more

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I have prolonged migraines, nausea, dizziness, nosebleeds, spend days vomiting. Am not on medication, and rarely take paracetamol. Can it be serious?

I have prolonged migraines, nausea, dizziness, nosebleeds, spend days vomiting. Am not on medication, and rarely take paracetamol. Can it be serious?

Concerned: I have seen many variations of migraine over many years. All sx fit but nose bleeds suspect another problem as cause. High blood pressure sinus pathology. Please see physician and alert to bleeding. ...Read more

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Occasional bruise on leg, not large, goes away in timely manner. Sometimes I take Aleve (naproxen) or aspirin. No nosebleeds, no prob with bleeding from cuts. Not sure where they come from. 43f. Worry?

Occasional bruise on leg, not large, goes away in timely manner. Sometimes I take Aleve (naproxen) or aspirin. No nosebleeds, no prob with bleeding from cuts. Not sure where they come from. 43f. Worry?

Need a blood count: While sometimes aleve (naproxen) or Aspirin can cause bruising from minor bummps that you don't notice, you should go to your doctor or a clinic, where you can obtain a blood count, to be sure that your blood cells and platelets are normal and a test of blood clotting, to be sure that it is also normal. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has had two nose bleeds in a two hour period should I take him to get checked out?

My 2 year old son has had two nose bleeds in a two hour period should I take him to get checked out?

See below: If the bleed stops in less than 20 minutes and if there is no repetitive manipulation of the area - no worries as nose bleeds are very common and the main causes are inflammation from viruses or allergies, dry air and trauma (nose picking). If not stopping, even with direct pressure, get seen. ...Read more

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My nose bleeds from the right nostril whenever I blow my nose in the shower, it's been weeks of this?

My nose bleeds from the right nostril whenever I blow my nose in the shower, it's been weeks of this?

Epistaxis: You may have developed an exposed vessel on the nasal septum or caused an abrasion that isn't healing. Blowing your nose in the moist environment is the right way to clean your nose... You may need cautery of the area... Very simply done in an ent's office. ...Read more

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In the past 6 weeks I have had 3 major nose bleeds The blood almost spurts out of my nose leading to profuse bleeding which takes 30 -45 min to stop?

In the past 6 weeks I have had 3 major nose bleeds The blood almost spurts out of my nose leading to profuse bleeding which takes 30 -45 min to stop?

Cauterize: This sounds very disruptive! Most likely its a brittle vessel high up in the nose. See an ENT who can cauterize it and check for anything suspicious up there. ...Read more

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If your 10 yr old nose bleeds for 30 minutes then her mouth starts. Her nose stops but mouth still is. Should l take her to the emergency room?

If your 10 yr old nose bleeds for 30 minutes then her mouth starts. Her nose stops but mouth still is. Should l take her to the emergency room?

Yes, for exam: Potentially could be a posterior nosebleed which is difficult to manage and needs ENT consult on occasion. ...Read more

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What do I do? Hi! I am twelve and I currently have ADHD (attention dephicite hyper disorder)i take a medication now called concerta, it helps me focus but, these constantly keep happening, nose bleeds, thoughts of suicide, depression, posibly signs of a

What do I do? Hi! I am twelve and I currently have ADHD (attention dephicite hyper disorder)i take a medication now called concerta, it helps me focus but, these constantly keep happening, nose bleeds, thoughts of suicide, depression, posibly signs of a

You: You write very well for someone who is 12 years old. I am glad that you wrote in. Please tell your parents right away about your thoughts of suicide. If a family doctor or a pediatrician is prescribing your concerta, then he or she can consider consulting with a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist is a doctor who specializes in helping people with these types of problems.
Sometimes people can have side effects to medications. Some of the possible side effects with Concerta can include decreased appetite, weight loss and blurred vision. If you have extreme mood swings and depression your parents need to tell your doctor right away. Sometimes irritability can also occur and this is even more serious if you are not able to sleep or you develop a whole lot of energy.
If you your thoughts of suicide are so serious that you want to kill yourself at the time you are writing this, then your parents should take you to the nearest emergency room. Any thoughts of suicide are not a good thing.
Please ask your parents to read this as soon as you read my answer to you. Remember to be very honest with your parents and with the medical provider who helps you so that they get a good understanding of your situation. Good luck. ...Read more

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91 yr old Having nose bleeds after being diagnosed heart failure maybe related to digoxin GP said you can either take them or stop taking them! Ideas?

91 yr old Having nose bleeds after being diagnosed heart failure maybe related to digoxin GP said you can either take them or stop taking them! Ideas?

It is not likely: That Digoxin will contribute to anticoagulation or nose bleeds. It is a medication intended to improve cardiac function and slow the heart rate in atrial fibrillation. It would seem reasonable to continue the medication if nose bleeding is the only concern. Reevaluation of the entire situation might be beneficial. ...Read more

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What causes a nosebleed?

Possible causes: Nose bleed reasons: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, ^ blood pressure, excessive use of decongestants, being at ^ altitude, trauma to nose, nose picking, or blowing the nose hard. Bacterial & viral infections can ^ risk as well as bleeding disorders. Recurrent nose bleeds may be due to broken vessel in the nose. Alcohol / Cocaine abuse can cause nose bleeds, as can tumors. ...Read more

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How can I get a nosebleed?

Nose bleed reasons:: Nasal congestion or nasal dryness, ^ blood pressure, excessive use of decongestants, being at ^ altitude, trauma to nose, nose picking, or blowing the nose hard. Bacterial & viral infections can ^ risk as well as bleeding disorders. Recurrent nose bleeds may be due to broken vessel in the nose. Alcohol / cocaine abuse can cause nose bleeds, as can tumors. ...Read more

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How can I stop a nosebleed?

How can I stop a nosebleed?

In most cases: The bleeding for most patients are from the front of the septum. Lean forward (so you won't swallow your own blood) and pinch the nostril with your isilateral thumb on the side that is bleeding for 10-15 minutes will usually stop the bleeding. Decongestant spray like afrin (oxymetazoline) can also help. If the bleeding continue and is severe, you'll need to go the emergency room for treatment. ...Read more

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Nosebleed everyday, what to do?

Nosebleed everyday, what to do?

Nosebleed: Stop aspirin and ibuprofen if taking. No nose blowing or picking. Use ice pack and/or pinching pressure for ten minutes if rebreeds. See ENT. Can apply antibiotic ointment gently to inside of nose with q-tip to keep area from drying out ...Read more

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What can you do to stop a nosebleed?

See below: The best way is to tilt your head backwasrd and place a small cloth in the opening of the nose on the side that is bleeding in 5 minutes it should be stopped if not see a physician. ...Read more

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Why do we have nosebleed on sunnydays?

Co-incidence: There is no basis for more nosebleeds on sunny days. You may consult this site for more information on this topic:
http://www. Webmd. Com/first-aid/nosebleeds-causes-and-treatments
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What to do if another nosebleed problem?

More history: How many?
How long?
What worked?
What diagnosis before?
If anterior-pinching May work!!
If posterior may need pack or balloon pack and cautery?
ENT is the specialty ...Read more

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Is monthly too often to have a nosebleed?

No.: This is a very common frequency for nosebleeds. The frequency can typically be decreased by increasing the moisture of the the nose. This can be done by humidifying the air in your home, using moisturizer cream or lubricants (try to avoid petroleum products, like vaseline) and frequent nasal saline sprays. ...Read more