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Kfilteau asks: I am 32 weeks pregnant. -- is getting a nosebleed a sign of labor coming?

Kfilteau asks: I am 32 weeks pregnant. -- is getting a nosebleed a sign of labor coming?

No: Nosebleeds are more common during pregnancy due to increased congestion in your blood vessels. Nosebleeds can occur at any point during pregnancy and have more to do with a prior history of nosebleeds, or if you have recently been blowing your nose. They are not a sign of labor or preterm labor. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I am pregnant and had nosebleed while travelling by plane. Is that ok?

I am pregnant and had nosebleed while travelling by plane. Is that ok?

OK: Possibly related, but not a problem. Make sure you stay well hydrated, and consider using a saline nasal spray. Be sure to check with your OB and that your blood pressure is good. ...Read more

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What causes nosebleeds in pregnancy?

What causes nosebleeds in pregnancy?

Fragile capillaries: Due to the high estrogen levels in pregnancy, the small blood vessels in our mucous membranes (nasal areas, oral areas) can become fragile and easily irritated --- which is why pregnant women may see nosebleeds or bleeding gums more frequently. ...Read more

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Is it common to have nosebleeds in pregnancy?

Is it common to have nosebleeds in pregnancy?

Yes: Nosebleeds are very common in pregnancy. Many women will experience them for the first time while pregnant. They are due to an increase in blood vessels in your nasal lining caused by the increase in estrogen coming from your placenta. If you have a nose bleed, pinch the fleshy part of your nose for 5-15 minutes and tilt your head forward a little to minimize swallowing too much blood. ...Read more

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How can I prevent nosebleeds in pregnancy?

How can I prevent nosebleeds in pregnancy?

Depends: Depends why it is bleeding. Often nosebleeds occur from the nose drying out. Using saline spray o keep the nose moist may help prevent nose bleeds. If your nose bleeds occur from the front near the nostrils, over the counter aqueous gels may help as well. If they continue, you should have some blood work done and possibly see an ENT doctor and get an nasal scope. ...Read more

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I know nosebleeds are common during pregnancy, but yesterday I coughed up blood. Could this be something serious?

I know nosebleeds are common during pregnancy, but yesterday I coughed up blood. Could this be something serious?

Yes...: Coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is a symptom which always requires a doctor's evaluation. If you have shortness of breath, you should go to the nearest er now! call your doctor today and let him/her know of this symptom. Possibilities include bronchitis but blood clot in your lungs, especially during pregnancy, is another possiblity. This could be a life-threatening problem. See a doctor today! ...Read more

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Im having unusual frequent nosebleeds im also having frequent heartburn and a craving for tomato based foods possibly pregnant what could be wrong?

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Im having unusual frequent nosebleeds im also having frequent heartburn and a craving for tomato based foods possibly pregnant what could be wrong?

Go see your doc: Need to see your doc and get checked. You may have one or more separate problems. If you think you are possibily pregnant- get the pregnancy test kit and check it out. Tomato can cause heartburn- i will advice you to avoid certain food like tomatoes, mint, spicy food , fatty food etc. You may need to use nasal spry/nasal saline wash, and humidifier to help your nose.Go to see your doc & get checked. ...Read more

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I never had nosebleeds before, but i just did, and choked and coughed up a huge blob of blood afterwards. I'm pregnant, and dizzy should I be worried?

Get it checked out: Nosebleeds, or epistaxis, is not uncommon in the winter due to the dry air and use of heat in the house and workplace. The issue with regard to pregnancy is that thrombocytopenia, or low platelet count, could be a reason for the nosebleed in someone who has never had one before. This should be excluded as a potential cause. ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks pregnant on heparin 10,000 mg a day. I had heavy nosebleeds today now feeling extremely dizzy and light headed BP is 85/63.

I am 11 weeks pregnant on heparin 10,000 mg a day. I had heavy nosebleeds today now feeling extremely dizzy and light headed BP is 85/63.

Contact your doctor: You absolutely need to check your hematological status ASAP, as your heparin level may well be too high. Contact your doctor, get the blood tests, and adjust dosing as is appropriate. Please do not delay. ...Read more

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Can nose bleeds be a sign of pregnancy?

Can nose bleeds be a sign of pregnancy?

No: Pregnancy increases the blood supply to mucus membranes in your mouth, nose and vagina. Nose bleeds and bleeding gums are common in pregnancy but they are not signs of pregnancy. ...Read more

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30wks pregnant and have been having random nose bleeds, is this normal?

30wks pregnant and have been having random nose bleeds, is this normal?

Caution: Nosebleeds ( in a non pregnant female) may simply be due to allergies or dry nasal passages (common). However, nosebleeds can sometimes be related to abnormal clotting system or high blood pressure (and more..)I suggest checking in with your obstetrician. A quick blood pressure check excludes one cause. Be sure to mention any other symptoms like bruising, headaches, facial pain etc ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and is just a few weeks from delivery my left nostril is having nose bleeds like 2/4 times a day ?

I'm pregnant and is just a few weeks from delivery my left nostril is having nose bleeds like 2/4 times a day ?

Nasal examination: Nosebleeds are fairly common in pregnancy. This is due to hormonal effects on the blood vessels in the nose. Most cases can be managed by holding pressure until it resolves. If the bleeding is heavy or does not resolve have your Obgyn refer you to an ENT physician who can examine your nose to make sure nothing abnormal is happening. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 6 weeks pregnant and I've had 4 nose bleeds in 5 days should I be concerened?

Hi I'm 6 weeks pregnant and I've had 4 nose bleeds in 5 days should I be concerened?

Vasaline: Bleeds can often be prevented using the tip of a finger to apply a small amount of petroleum jelly just inside (no further in than 1/2cm!) the septum (middle part) of your nose each night before bed and again in the morning. A nose bleed that doesn't stop after 10 minutes despite gentle pinching of the nose in a seated position with head tilted forward slightly is a reason to be seen promptly. ...Read more

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I'm 23 weeks pregnant now and have been getting nose bleeds once or twice a day. Is this normal?

I'm 23 weeks pregnant now and have been getting nose bleeds once or twice a day.  Is this normal?

Not normal, nor rare: This is not very rare, however it is not a normal pregnancy symptom and merits further investigation! women with nosebleeds are more likely than others to suffer severe hemorrhage during delivery and require blood transfusion. A complete blood count and coagulation panel should be checked to exclude coagulopathy or thrombocytopenia. Von willebrand factor deficiency has to be considered! see mfm! ...Read more

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