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Does having lots of nosebleeds mean some sort of clotting factor deficiency?

Does having lots of nosebleeds mean some sort of clotting factor deficiency?

Not necessarily: There can be various local reasons in the nose that can cause recurrent nosebleeds. If you bruise easily, have bleeding gums, or have heavy periods in association with recurrent nosebleeds, you may have a blood disorder. Your ENT and primary care doctor along w/ a hematologist may all need to work together to help diagnose this disorder. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Knox
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Nose Bleeds (Definition)

Some women experience nose and gum bleeding during pregnancy. Keeping well hydrated, especially with orange juice or foods high in Vitamin C, may help to strengthen your capillaries (tiny blood vessels) and reduce this bleeding. You may also consider using a humidifier to help reduce nasal congestion. Gently brushing with a soft toothbrush ...Read more


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I asked earlier about my daughter. She went to the doctor for heavy periods. She gets nose bleeds. She was found to have factor viii. She is 13.

I asked earlier about my daughter.  She went to the doctor for heavy periods.  She gets nose bleeds.  She was found to have factor viii. She is 13.

With that history,: Von willebrand disease is the mostly likely cause out of the 3 possibilities i gave you. There are 3 types of vwd, all of which can be managed so your daughter can live an active, healthy life once you & she learn what to do. See http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/vwd/. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for hemophilia factor 8 or anything I should worry about ? Nose bleeds a lot, hematuria in urine every, hypothyroid on meds

Are there any treatments for hemophilia factor 8  or anything I should worry about ? Nose bleeds a lot, hematuria in urine every, hypothyroid on meds

Yes: It is essential you have a hematologist to help you. Hemophilia can be very different in severity from person to person. It can range from occassional nose bleeds and joint bleeds, to life-threatening hemorrhages that are fatal. There are good medicines to help stop active bleeding, and ways to help prevent bleeds from occurring. Once again, establish a relationship with a hematologist. ...Read more

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

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?

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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What causes nosebleeds?

Many possibilities: The most common source of a nose bleed is from the front/ bottom part of the nasal septum. This is a vascular area and some people have prominent blood vessels in this area. The blood vessels may break with a nose blow, dryness, or picking at this area. But there are other more serious causes such as hypertension, growth and even a malignancy. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What causes nosebleeds?

What causes nosebleeds?

Superficial vessels: 95% of nosebleeds occur from the front of the nose. Blood vessels can be superficial in that area and easily traumatized. This then can lead to bleeding. Bleeding is usually worse when noses are irritated either from an upper respiratory tract infection or allergies. Some people have bleeding disorders which can also make bleeding worse. If nosebleeds are a problem for you you should see an ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...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


Dr. Sonober Umair
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Bloody Nose (Definition)

Bloody nose may be caused by bleeding within the nostrils, or from problems further back ...Read more