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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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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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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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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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Does high blood pressure/nose bleeds result as a symptom of pregnancy?

Does high blood pressure/nose bleeds result as a symptom of pregnancy?

Strangely enough: It could be poor diet that causes both. Eating too many "empty calories" can cause nose bleeds and increased blood pressure, particularly all the sweet stuff. Pregnancy requires a pristine diet. ...Read more

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. 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