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Dr. Cory Annis
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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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Dr. Adam Smith
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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


Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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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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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Kathy Robinson
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Webber
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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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Dr. Andrew Shatz
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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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Dr. James Ferguson
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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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Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Severe chronic headache on one side (over a year). Nose bleeds on one side and dripping down throat. Nothing stops them but sleep.

Severe chronic headache on one side (over a year). Nose bleeds on one side and dripping down throat. Nothing stops them but sleep.

Chronic headache: You are describing chronic headache, and there are several possibilities. The nose bleed may be a part of the headache or separate. You should make an appointment with your doctor for a check up to examine you to determine the cause or causes of your problem. You may need several tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin
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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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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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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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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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