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How do I tell the difference between anterior and posterior nosebleeds? Dr Oz says posterior ones can be from leukemia. Ty

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 more

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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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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Can severe posterior nosebleeds be a sign of lung cancer?

Can severe posterior nosebleeds be a sign of lung cancer?

Very unlikely: A presenting sign of posterior nosebleeds is not commonly considered a sign of lung cancer. You should see your primary care or an ear, nose and throat physician to evaluate why these bleeds are happening in the first place. ...Read more

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4 year old son nosebleed couple times a week, sometimes none for weeks. the bleeding comes from anterior. could it be bleeding disorder?

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 more

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What should I do about my 4-year-old’s frequent nosebleeds?

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 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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What to do if i got a nosebleed lying on my back?

What is causing: the nose bleed is important , find the cause. Im,mediate measure ,blow the blood clots out and hold the nose tightly for few mnts breath with mouth. Bleeding will stop in most of times if still bleed seek the help from your doctor or ER ...Read more

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What does a new but recurring nosebleed tell you?

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

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How to stop nosebleeds forever?

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

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What can cause continuos nosebleeds?

What can cause continuos nosebleeds?

Prominent vessels: You may have some prominent blood vessels in the very front part of the septum. This region is easy to traumatize with nose picking/blowing nose, etc. If you are having frequent nose bleeds... Get it checked by your local ent. ...Read more

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What could cause chronic nosebleeds?

What could cause chronic nosebleeds?

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

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I often have nosebleeds. please help.?

Nosebleeds: This may be caused by changing weather, trauma to nose, Using Vaseline or a Eucalyptus based oil during the summer months may be useful ...Read more

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What causes recurrent heavy nosebleeds?

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 more

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What might be causing frequent nosebleeds?

What might be causing frequent nosebleeds?

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

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Dr. Sonober Umair
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Bloody Nose (Definition)

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Nose Bleeds (Definition)

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