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How come I have random nose bleeds in only one nostril?

How come I have random nose bleeds in only one nostril?

Nose bleeds: Your recurrent nose bleeds may be due to a broken blood vessel on that side of your nose. Here are some other reasons for nose bleed reasons: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, ^ blood pressure, excessive use of decongestants, nose picking, or blowing the nose hard. I suggest you see an ear/nose/throat specialist for further evaluation. Read more

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Can nosebleeds take a long time to heal? I developed one 1 month ago from a cold but today it started bleeding again. It's only on my left nostril.

Can nosebleeds take a long time to heal? I developed one 1 month ago from a cold but today it started bleeding again. It's only on my left nostril.

Nosebleed: Nosebleeds occur due to breakdown of lining of nose. Often recurrent. See an ENt doc. You may need nasal cautery. Read more

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Repeated nose bleeds. Went 2 doc nothing wrong. Today during nose bleed a large clot of blood came out of nostril. Not mucus. Shld I be concerned?

Repeated nose bleeds. Went 2 doc nothing wrong. Today during nose bleed a large clot of blood came out of nostril. Not mucus. Shld I be concerned?

Epistaxis: 80% of people experience this in their lives. A common cause is dry, hot air in the western US, causing nasal dryness and crusting. The nasal tissue cracks and bleeds easily. Treatment includes humidification in bedroom, nasal saline sprays & sometimes vaseline in the nose. It's not a major health hazard, but should an ENT doctor who can better evaluate. There may be problems not seen by PCM. Read more

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Never had nosebleeds before 4 months ago. I've had several since. Same nostril. When it does bleed it's quite a bit not just spots. Is this serious?

Never had nosebleeds before 4 months ago. I've had several since. Same nostril. When it does bleed it's quite a bit not just spots. Is this serious?

Not serious: Intermittent nose bleeds are not worrisome - even if you have never had them before. I usually recommend saline mist or gel - like ChitoRhino. Using that as needed throughout the day to keep the nose moisturized can help. See an ENT if it does not improve after these simple measures. Read more

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Nosebleed started right nostril then both started bleeding 5 minutes later im not common for nosebleeds what cud it be?

Nosebleed started right nostril then both started bleeding 5 minutes later im not common for nosebleeds what cud it be?

Not long term danger: Nosebleeds can occur spontaneously when the nasal membranes dry out and crack. This is common in dry climates. People are more susceptible to a bloody nose if they are taking medications like Ibuprofen (advil/motrin). The short list of causes: infection; trauma-picking; allergic/nonallergic rhinitis; hypertension, medication, alcohol; inherited bleeding problems. Read more

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I had light nose bleeds out of one nostril for a couple days and been experiencing really bad head aches right after they stopped. What could it be?

I had light nose bleeds out of one nostril for a couple days and been experiencing really bad head aches right after they stopped. What could it be?

Infection: It could be a infection with a bacteria or virus. Bleeding from one nose suggest local process. If bleedin. Become from both sides of if to continues to be a problem, you need to get tested for bleeding disorder. Read more

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I don't ever get nose bleeds and all of a sudden my left side of my nose starts bleeding? What could of caused this?

I don't ever get nose bleeds and all of a sudden my left side of my nose starts bleeding? What could of caused this?

Nose bleeding: The most common reason is trauma. Other reasons are allergies causing dryness in you nose, making it is for bleeding. Using humfier and applying neosporine to the inside of your nose will help Read more

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Can your nose heal from picking it? Nosebleeds are annoying! Can heat or being sick cause your nose to bleed as well? What'a the best way to stop it?

Can your nose heal from picking it? Nosebleeds are annoying! Can heat or being sick cause your nose to bleed as well? What'a the best way to stop it?

Nosebleeds: One of the most common causes of nosebleed is poking at your nostril. Apply firm pressure to stop bleeding, with or without a plug of facial tissue. Increasing humidity inside your home can help as well. Read more

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Someone I know is having a nose bleed for about 20 minutes and he gets these nose bleeds randomly for about 4 days now & can he do anything for this?

Someone I know is having a nose bleed for about 20 minutes and he gets these nose bleeds randomly for about 4 days now & can he do anything for this?

Blood work: It could be the result of a cold or infection or something more. His doc can do some blood work to see if your friend has difficulty clotting and help if needed. That help could be medicine or diet modification. Read more

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Is it normal for someones nose to bleed almost every day? My husband is 24 and gets nosebleeds almost everyday and he gets them for no reason without even touching his nose itll start bleeding and he will let the blood drip till it stops which is usually

It: It is certainly not normal to have nosebleeds daily. Most nosebleeding situations should resolve with a few days unless there are other underlying problems. Some of these predisposing conditions include deficiency of clotting factors, high blood pressure resulting in rupture of the vessels, trauma to the nasal membranes, sinus disease, vascular lesions, or rarely tumors of the nasal passages. Your husband's condition should be evaluated by an ENT specialist promptly. Besides treating any underlying condition, prolonged bleeding can lead to anemia which can then lead to other complications. Read more

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If I just got a little angry my nose bleeds a lot, it can bleed for hours with none stop. ..How can I deal with that?

If I just got a little angry my nose bleeds a lot, it can bleed for hours with none stop. ..How can I deal with that?

Common: Epistaxis is common in everyone. 80% of people experience this in their lives. A common cause is dry, hot air like inside the home in the winter causing nasal dryness and crusting. The nasal tissue cracks and bleeds easily. Treatment includes humidification of the air, and nasal moisturizing with a variety of otc nasal saline gels or mist spray. It's not a major health hazard, but should see md. Read more

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I'm experiencing continuous nose bleeds for the past 3 days, I bleed at least 3 times a day, what's going on? Should I be worried?

I'm experiencing continuous nose bleeds for the past 3 days, I bleed at least 3 times a day, what's going on? Should I be worried?

Nosebleeds: Hello, nosebleeds occur quite commonly and will usually respond to simple pressure by squeezing the front of the nose. Since it is recurring, go see your doctor or an ENT who may cauterize your nose and rid you of these bleeds. Read more

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My son is 12 and has had a half dozen nose bleeds in the last week. He woke up this morning with his nose bleeding. His nose has never ever bled b4.

My son is 12 and has had a half dozen nose bleeds in the last week. He woke up this morning with his nose bleeding. His nose has never ever bled b4.

Epistaxis: Sometimes epistaxis (nosebleed) is mechanical from picking the nose and creates an open sore that bleeds. Another reason is a cold or allergies can make the turbinates in the nose become easily damaged and can bleed over and over. If the bleeding is coming from one side, most likely a blood vessel that can be cauterized. See an ENT. Read more

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My 2yo gets nose bleeds and it stops rather quickly but will be all over her face. It happens every couple months. Does it sound like bleeding prob?

My 2yo gets nose bleeds and it stops rather quickly but will be all over her face. It happens every couple months. Does it sound like bleeding prob?

Nose bleeds are: Common in childhood & often reflect irritants like dust, pollen, fumes, smoke etc that the kid is exposed to on a regular basis. These things accumulate in the nasal passages & lead to nasal rubbing when the kids are half asleep or during the day. The trauma causes small capillaries in the nose to blead. Nasal saline wash can remove the irritants & nasal saline gel helps if applied at night. Read more

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In the past 6 weeks I have had 3 major nose bleeds The blood almost spurts out of my nose leading to profuse bleeding which takes 30 -45 min to stop?

Cauterize: This sounds very disruptive! Most likely its a brittle vessel high up in the nose. See an ENT who can cauterize it and check for anything suspicious up there. Read more

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Had nose bleeds since using e cigarettes (vaper) stopped using last night had nose bleed lightly today nothing bad will this stop? No longer using vap

Had nose bleeds since using e cigarettes (vaper) stopped using last night had nose bleed lightly today nothing bad will this stop? No longer using vap

Epistaxis: Great decision to stop using e-cig. You're doing yourself a great favor. As for your nose bleeds (epistaxis), as long as they stop, you're most likely fine. But it's still a good idea for your Family Doc or even ENT to take a peek up there to make sure nothing else is going on. In meantime, use spare non-vaping time to eat right, exercise regularly & get enough sleep. Wrap it up each & every time. Read more

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