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Anemia And Nose Bleed
What are things that could start happening if I were to have anemia? Nose bleeds possibly, fatigue? Etc. I suspect but don't know..
Why: First of all why do you think you are anemic? This is a diagnosis You need to describe your symptoms not search for them bust be honest and straightforward and state how you feel ...Read more
Possibly: Depending on the cause of anemia, there can be associations with mucous membrane irritation leading to increased mucosal oozing or bleeding. Folate, (folic acid) b12, thiamine and even iron deficiencies can be associated with mucous membrane inflammation irritation and oozing from those surfaces. ...Read more
Irritation anatomy: There are very large superficial vessels in the front of everyone's nose. These vessels are easily opened by local trauma. Picking, dryness, infection, rubbing, tissues can all cause irritation and ultimately bleeding. It's always worse in the cold and dry air of winter. People with anatomic abnormalities of the nose such as septal deviation have worse bleeding problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nosebleed: First, if the bleeding is still going on, hold pressure at the tip of the nose by squeezing the nostrils closed. You might have to hold pressure for 5-10 minutes before you blood forms a clot. If that doesn't work, you should really be seen in the emergency department. If it's an intermittent bleed, keep the inside of your nose moist with saline and vaseline. Still a problem, see an ent. ...Read more
Many things: Nose bleeds can be spontaneous if the nasal passages are too dry. Nose bleeds can occur from nose picking, trauma from probing into the nose and direct trauma. Less common causes are in relationship to the menstrual cycle, and sometimes due to uncommon nasal tumors such as polyps. If you have these recurrently, then you should see an ENT doctor for a better diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Nose-picking/rubbing: Their finger nails are thin and razor-sharp. When the inside of nose is itchy/dry, picking the inside of nose and/or rubbing it hard can cause bleeding. It is very common. If bleeding stops quickly, i would not worry. Just make sure that the nose is kept nosturized in dry/cold weather and treat allergies/cold symptoms to minimize itching, thus picking/rubbing. If worse, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nose bleed: Picking one’s nose can traumatize the lining of the nose if it is done too forcefully or if the finger is poked too far back. Finger nails can scratch the tissues. Nose picking can also knock off a clot / scab that is already present. ...Read more
Several causes: There are several causes for nosebleeds. Some are local such as nasal irritation or polyps. Some are related to systemic diseases such as hypertension, cardiac disease and clotting abnormalities. ...Read more
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