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Hi. I have a brain tumor and i just now had a nose bleed and coughed up blood. What do I do?

Hi. I have a brain tumor and i just now had a nose bleed and coughed up blood. What do I do?

Epistaxis: Unless you know something I don't, nose bleed is not related to brain tumor. Nose bleeds are common in winter or with irritation due to colds. Sometimes blood runs down back of throat and is coughed up. Should stop when bleeding stops. Use cool compress and rest. If you have afrin (oxymetazoline) nasal spray put a few squirts up the nostril. This works very well. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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My friend gets random nose bleeds and coughs up blood randomly as well is that a sign of some kind of cancer?

My friend gets random nose bleeds and coughs up blood randomly as well is that a sign of some kind of cancer?

Nose bleeds: I'm going to resume that your 'friend' is near to your age. Even if they are twice as old I would think cancer is NOT the most likely diagnosis. The most benign possibility is friable nasal tissue that bleeds chronically (and he could cough that as well). More seriously, they may have abnormal blood coagulation for many reasons. See a doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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Occasional nose bleeds, coughing up blood, blood in stool, light-headed, and ringing of the ears. Also, gasping air at night. What could cause this?

Occasional nose bleeds, coughing up blood, blood in stool, light-headed, and ringing of the ears. Also, gasping air at night.  What could cause this?

Workup/mgt: There are several possible conditions that can be associated with your history. Sometimes there can be a problem with clotting, blood in the stool can be from an upper or lower tract bleed, hypertension may be associated with bleeding as well. A CBC diff, plts, coagulation studies are recommended as part of the work up. Eating green leafy vegetables provides a source of vitamin K. ...Read more

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My friend has stomach pains, nose bleeds, coughing up blood, fainting, bruises and small lumps on her chest. Can this be lung/breast Cancer?

My friend has stomach pains, nose bleeds, coughing up blood, fainting, bruises and small lumps on her chest. Can this be lung/breast Cancer?

Doctors appointment: I don't think we should answer if this a sign of cancer, but we should get your friend to her doctor for a full evaluation for causes of her symptons. Don't have her delay the visit. ...Read more

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I'm 19yo & have been perfectly healthy my whole life. I've been having nose bleeds & stomach pain followed by coughing up blood. What's going on?

I'm 19yo & have been perfectly healthy my whole life. I've been having nose bleeds & stomach pain followed by coughing up blood. What's going on?

Nose bleeds: You are probably aspirating the blood from your nose and is irritating your stomach. Your phlegm would also be bloody because of your bloody nose. The important thing is to find the cause of your bloody nose see an ENT specialist for cause and possibly cautery of your nose. ...Read more

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I have had a cough and blocked nose for a week now and today I had a nose bleed that really freaked me out?

I have had a cough and blocked nose for a week now and today I had a nose bleed that really freaked me out?

No worries: Colds can cause nosebleeds. If it gets worse, i.e. if the nosebleed increases in amount, go to the ER. Please do not pick your nose or blow too hard. ...Read more

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I am suffering from cold for 1 week. I have nose bleed(very liitle). In my cough there are some brown (slight red) spots. Is that ok?

I am suffering from cold for 1 week. I have nose bleed(very liitle). In my cough there are some brown (slight red) spots. Is that ok?

Maybe: The brown in your sputum may be blood or, could be from infection. If it is blood, it may be from your nose bleed or it could be due to coughing very hard.if it persists or increases, you should see a physician. ...Read more

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Sore throat in the morning, lhs shoulder blade is constantly in pain and burning, cough for no reason, occasional nose bleed. No clue what's wrong?

Sore throat in the morning, lhs shoulder blade is constantly in pain and burning, cough for no reason, occasional nose bleed. No clue what's wrong?

Need more info: This sounds as if it has the potential to be quite severe and warrants a full evaluation by a physician. Suggest you write down all symptoms, their timing and inter-relationships and go and see a doctor. Hopefully it will turn out to be something simple, but if severe and correctable, the sooner you are seen the better. Good luck, and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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11 daughter nose been bleeding for a couple days and she has been coughing up blood. We live in nv, what shld i be watching for?

11 daughter nose been bleeding for a couple days and she has been coughing up blood. We live in nv, what shld i be watching for?

Bloody nose: She is coughing up blood which she has aspirated from her nose. Stop the bleeding in her nose with compression, then apply saline gel to her nostrils. The bleeding is due to dryness in her nasal passages which have eroded her small nasal blood vessels causing the bleeding. Use a vaporizer at night for moisture. ...Read more

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What can I do if my nose has been bleeding and I've been coughing up blood. What is it?

What can I do if my nose has been bleeding and I've been coughing up blood. What is it?

Various things: Nosebleeds can occur from any part of the nose. In children, 90% of nose bleeds occur in front near the nostrils, which is why pinching the nose helps stop it, since pressure is applied. In adults, it can also be posteriorly, so pinching helps in fewer cases. Lean head forward, not backward, so you do not swallow the blood. May need scope to evaluate for nasal mass and blood work to check if ok. ...Read more

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My daughter has coughed up a teaspoon r so of blood, had bout the same on a nose bleed, chest pain n no fever...what do u think?

My daughter has coughed up a teaspoon r so of blood, had bout the same on a nose bleed, chest pain n no fever...what do u think?

May be related: If she had the nose bleed before she coughed then the blood could have come from the nosebleed. If she has no lung problems, no fever and no other medical conditions then coughing up blood is not common in children and mostly related to bleeding in the nose or throat- if concerned it is always best to be seen by your doctor! ...Read more

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Nose bleeds in sleep. Recently bloody tears, red eyes, bleeding ears, coughing up blood. Not mass amounts but still noticeable. What could cause this?

Nose bleeds in sleep. Recently bloody tears, red eyes, bleeding ears, coughing up blood. Not mass amounts but still noticeable. What could cause this?

SEE MD NOW!: Unexplained bleeding from multiple places could mean that your body's natural blood clotting ability has failed. That is very serious and possibly fatal. See a health provider today! ...Read more

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How come every time I blow my nose blood comes out? This started happening when I got injured and had a nose bleed.

How come every time I blow my nose blood comes out? This started happening when I got injured and had a nose bleed.

You may have : A superficial blood vessel that is easily traumatized by the pressure of blowing. See an ENT to discuss your options. In the meantime, try saline rinses and using less pressure to clear your nasal passages. ...Read more

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My husband is suffering from nose bleed since a month. When he wakes up in the morning he finds dry particles of blood in the nose.

My husband is suffering from nose bleed since a month. When he wakes up in the morning he finds dry particles of blood in the nose.

May be from dryness: It can be due to dryness if you have the room heated while asleep without any humidity. You can try room or central humidifier and/or saline(salt water)drops at nighttime and day time in both nostril. Along with that you may need a decongestant if there is no relief consult your family doctor or an ENT specialist
good luck. ...Read more

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My friend suffers with a quick nose bleed every morning then gets a headacke that keeps lasting. Low blood preasure and eats healthy. No dizzyness?

My friend suffers with a quick nose bleed every morning then gets a headacke that keeps lasting. Low blood preasure and eats healthy. No dizzyness?

Nosebleeds: See an ENT specialist — there are different causes of nose bleeds but he concerning symptom is the headache following... You perhaps need an MRI and a visit with a neurologist. Nosebleeds can be caused by high blood pressure as well and this could also explain the headaches. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm concerned about bleeding, for the past week, possibly longer I keep having blood in my nostrils. Not a nose bleed, but there's blood up there.

Hi, I'm concerned about bleeding, for the past week, possibly longer I keep having blood in my nostrils. Not a nose bleed, but there's blood up there.

Blood in nostrils: Do you have a cold or allergies? They cause swelling of the nasal tissue and breakdown which can lead to bleeding. Would place some vasoline inside the tip of the nose at night and in AM to mositurize, nose. Check platelets, and clotting (PTt/PTT/INR), avoid use of ASA, NSAIDS as that may increase bleeding as can cocaine, fish oil ginger ginko, Vit E. F/U with doc/urgent care ...Read more

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Is it okay after a nose bleed for you to spit blood then nose be hurting afterwards?

Is it okay after a nose bleed for you to spit blood then nose be hurting afterwards?

Yes it is normal: This is a normal reaction to nose bleed. You will still have blood in the nasal sinus after a nose bleed. This is the source of your spiting blood. The pain is likely due to the irritation from the recent nose bleed and clearing your nasal sinuses. ...Read more

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I have blood in my snot but there is no drippong of blood or evidence of a nose bleed. What's happening?

I have blood in my snot but there is no drippong of blood or evidence of a nose bleed. What's happening?

Dryness: Blood in nasal mucous is commonly due to severe dryness of nasal mucosa or side effect of steroid nasal spray for allergy. Use saline gel nasal spray to correct the condition, see ENT if problem persists. ...Read more

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Why would I have blood in my snot after blowing my nose but not have or had a nose bleed?

Why would I have blood in my snot after blowing my nose but not have or had a nose bleed?

Small bleeding spots: In the delicate blood vessels lining your nose. Blowing can cause them to lose a little blood. Not serious, very common. You might try a little vaseline in your nose before you go to sleep to coat the surface and keep it from drying out, which makes it more likely to bleed. ...Read more

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Is it serious if my nose bleed for 3 times yesterday? A massive amount of blood loss happened.

Is it serious if my nose bleed for 3 times yesterday? A massive amount of blood loss happened.

Yes,it is serious,: But if you stopped bleeding no problem. If you bleed again, you need to see ENT Dr. to cauterize or pack your nose so you don't bleed again. Also, get your blood pressure checked, as this can lead to bleeding if it is very high. ...Read more

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The inner of my nose bleed but blood dun flow out only when I put tissue in then I see blood.i have lose from 82 to 75.7 in about 1 mth also?

Epistaxis: You need to see an ENT doctor to evaluate the cause of bleeding. It ranges from simple nose bleed to vascular tumors in the nose ...Read more

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I was working today and our store is super cold. I was blowing my nose because I'm already sick and there was blood. Why did I get a nose bleed?

Cold response: Your nose functions to warm the air you breathe before it reaches the lungs. When the air is colder, the nasal vessels become dilated to improve your ability to do this. That also tends to send other fluids into the soft tissues of the nose, leading to increased secretion, runniness. With dilated superficial blood vessels and the trauma of blowing, you get epistaxis, a fancy word for a bloody nose! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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