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Anterior Vs Posterior Nosebleeds
How do I tell the difference between anterior and posterior nosebleeds? Dr Oz says posterior ones can be from leukemia. Ty
Location: Ignore Dr. Oz; he's an entertainer. Anterior is out the nostrils, posterior down the throat. The causes are pretty much the same, except that it's easier to start an anterior one by picking your nose -- everybody does it. Blood pressure and platelet checks are in order if they're problematic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
4 months I've been experiencing what I think is posterior nosebleeds. appears to be coming from deep within & it can get into my throat. Problem?
Yes: Bleeding in the nose for 4 months is a problem that warrants investigation by an ENT specialist. ...Read more
4 year old son nosebleed couple times a week, sometimes none for weeks. the bleeding comes from anterior. could it be bleeding disorder?
Usually irritants : Nose bleeds in infants is usually a reflection of nasal irritant effect. Dry heat, smoke, dust, fumes, etc.All lead to irritation & occasionally infection.This causes small nasal capillaries to bleed, often as the face is rubbed into bed linen in sleep. Removing as many irritants from their life as possible can help as can nasal saline wash, nasal saline gel & reasonable humidity within the home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father experienced two episodes of spontaneous epistaxis today(posterior bleed) he has hstory of high b.P and cholestrol .How should I proceed?
I might have an incidental arachnoid cyst in the posterior fossa & i get chronic nose bleed when i blow my nose from the left nasal im scared from it?
My son 7 years old. Today one time nose bleeds due to presence of small ulcer in front of nostril. What should do
Antibacterial: Ointment or cream will likely help. To doctor's if worsens or not improving in 2-3 days. ...Read more
Probably normal: This age group is hard because they are nose pickers. Many kids have frequent nosebleeds. In this age it is tough to get the nosebleed to stop completely because of the picking. Increasing the moisturizers (humidified air, moisturizing creams like eucerin, nasal saline sprays or gels) can be helpful. But these treatments are hard for this age group. If it continues to be a problem, see your doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Irritated: Probably rubbed or picked the nose at the very front upper inner wall and caused the bleeding. If it stops readily with pressure that is likely what the cause is. You can help by not rubbing or picking your nose and you can put s small dab ( with q-tip) of vaseline in the upper inner front part twice a day. Also saline mists are okay too. ...Read more
Treat nosebleeds: Difficult to guarantee stopping nose bleeds for ever. The nose has lots of small blood vessels that run through it, much of which help the nose function and maintain structure. If you have nose bleeds a lot, you should see an otolaryngology specialist for a thorough exam and identification (and treatment) of the cause(s). ...Read more
Nosebleeds: Some of the causes of frequent nosebleeds include constant exposure to dry air, consistent use of nasal sprays (for allergies or congestion), recurrent upper respiratory tract infections, and snorting drugs, such as cocaine. Sometimes, recurrent nosebleeds can indicate an underlying bleeding disorder. ...Read more
Different 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nosebleeds: Some of the causes of frequent nosebleeds include constant exposure to dry air, consistent use of nasal sprays (for allergies or congestion), recurrent upper respiratory tract infections, and snorting drugs, such as cocaine. Sometimes, recurrent nosebleeds can indicate an underlying bleeding disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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