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Should I be concerned about frequent bloody discharge from my nose with an INR of 2.1?

Should I be concerned about frequent bloody discharge from my nose with an INR of 2.1?

Yes: An INR of 2.1 warrants and investigation. Nose bleed is not so much of an issue, but finding out why you have such high INR is important. Please consult your doctor at your earliest. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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I was briefly exposed to concrete dust two weeks ago. Now I have a bloody discharge from my nose and sometime have trouble breathing when lying down.

I was briefly exposed to concrete dust two weeks ago.  Now I have a bloody discharge from my nose and sometime have trouble breathing when lying down.

Pulmonary or Cardiac: Your symptoms may be related to the dust exposure but may more likely signal a more serious problem related to your lungs and possibly your heart. Any high blood pressure or leg swelling or palpitations.? You should be checked by a cardiologist or pulmonologist as your symptoms may indicate a serious long term problem. Any cough or wheezing? The dust issue may just be a clue to a bigger concern. ...Read more

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Hello i have every morning really dry bloody and hard shaped mucous discharge from my nose. also during the day inside of it burns and hurts?

Hello i have every morning really dry bloody and hard shaped mucous discharge from my nose. also during the day inside of it burns and hurts?

Dry air?: Often this is due to dry air in your bedroom, mouth breathing over night, or chronic allergies. I would try a humidifier in your sleeping area, apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment inside your nostrils before sleep, and consider seeing an allergist to see if you are indeed allergic to something. ...Read more

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My husband has copd he blew his nose 1 day his mucus was bloody and another 2 days an orange color discharge with blood.

My husband has copd he blew his nose 1 day his mucus was bloody and another 2 days an orange color discharge with blood.

Need more info.: The symptoms, while dramatic, require more information to establish a diagnosis. Was/Is ur husband a smoker? What type of COPD does he have (emphysema, chronic bronchitis, both)? These answers will help ur primary doc or perhaps HealthTap Prime doc answer ur concerns. Epistaxis (nosebleeds) happen to ne1. Chronic bronchitis can b culprit, but most worrisome is cancer, which requires testing for Dx ...Read more

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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 to do?

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! ...Read more

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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 to do ?

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 to do ?

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. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing headaches, inner ear pain and tinnitus, nasal stuffiness and bloody yellowish green nasal discharge. Is this sinusitus?

I have been experiencing headaches, inner ear pain and tinnitus, nasal stuffiness and bloody yellowish green nasal discharge. Is this sinusitus?

Otitis media: This sounds more like a middle ear infection, but the sinuses may also be involved. You should see a physician and have this managed and possibly a trip to an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Nasal (Definition)

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