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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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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 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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My migraine caused my nose to bleed. If I am to get a nose bleed my nose bleeds from the front but today It bleed from the back. ?

My migraine caused my nose to bleed. If I am to get a nose bleed my nose bleeds from the front but today It bleed from the back. ?

Nosebleeds: One way to avoid nose bleeds is to use nasal saline, a sterile salt water solution, frequently. It keeps the mucous membranes in the nose moistened and can keep you from getting nose bleeds. If you get them frequently you might want to see an ENT physician. Sometimes they can treat the vessels in the nose so that they do not bleed. ...Read more

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My brother (35) has started getting uncontrolled nose bleeds. Been to hospital to stop bleeding.. any idea of causes? Blood pressure 145/85

My brother (35) has started getting uncontrolled nose bleeds. Been to hospital to stop bleeding.. any idea of causes?  Blood pressure 145/85

Anatomical defect: probably a superficial blood vessel close to surface of air passage way in the nasal mucosa. Less likely some bleeding defect in the bloodstream. He should go get it checked out... ...Read more

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What can be the cause of bleeding gum and nose bleeds and watery eyes?

What can be the cause of bleeding gum and nose bleeds and watery eyes?

See your doctor: The watery eyes may or may not be associated with the bleeding, or may be due to congestion from the nose bleed. Recurrent nose bleeds and bleeding gums should be evaluated by your internist. Do not delay visiting him/her. ...Read more

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My daughter is 3 yrs old. In the last 20 days her nose bleeds second time while sleeping. What could be the reason.

My daughter is 3 yrs old. In the last 20 days her nose bleeds second time while sleeping. What could be the reason.

Normal / common: Kids commonly get nose bleeds when they are exposed to airborne irritants (smoke, fragrance, fumes, dust, allergens) or dry heat. They often awake with a bloody pillow after rubbing their nose into it during sleep and having a bleed. Nasal saline wash or jells and humidified air help reduce the frequency.Avoidance of irritants is the primary method of prevention. ...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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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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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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Nosebleeds (Definition)

Nosebleeds is also known as Nose bleeds. 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 ...Read more


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