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Doctor insights on: What Is The Average Amount Of Blood You Lose During A Nosebleed

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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


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How much blood do you lose during a nosebleed?

How much blood do you lose during a nosebleed?

Depends: The answer depends on the severity. It ranges from minimal to life-threatening amounts. It is quite variable. ...Read more

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9 yr. Old male - nosebleeds that have gotten frequent/lots of blood during the last month - happening multiple times a day and every night ?

Nosebleeds: In a child this are, nosebleeds are usually due to trauma, often from nose picking. The dry air in air conditioned settings doesn't help either. A small amount of either vasaline or antibiotic ointment, applied gently to the inside of the nose, will help keep the lining moist, which will help prevent nosebleeds. ...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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What causes nose bleeds? Nose has bled for almost 1 wk but not exclusively before & during period &when finger inside nose finger has blood from nose.

What causes nose bleeds? Nose has bled for almost 1 wk but not exclusively before & during period &when finger inside nose finger has blood from nose.

ENT doc: See ENT doc soon. Usually localized excoriation of nasal lining. Sometimes generalized bleeding problems ENT doc will assess problem/make recommendations. ...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
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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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My mother is anemic born 02/03/1966 she is losing blood had to have a transfusion and they still do not know why having migraines and nose bleeds?

My mother is anemic born 02/03/1966 she is losing blood had to have a transfusion and they still do not know why having migraines and nose bleeds?

Anemia: There is a long work up for anemia but with the nose bleeds evaluation for a bleeding disorder is usually performed . Since she is 50, she would be recommended a screening colonoscopy and if her stool shows that it has blood then also an upper endoscopy (looking in stomach and colon for blood loss). The other source commonly in premenopausal women is due to abnormal menstruation. ...Read more

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Heavy blood nosebleed from right nostril!, how to stop it?

Heavy blood nosebleed from right nostril!, how to stop it?

ER: Apply pressure to both nostrils with your thumb and fingers, breath through your mouth, and go to the ER to have it evaluated especially if it is due to trauma. If you have headlightness, call 911 for help, apply pressure to the nostril, lay down to the side to get enough blood to your brain and you don't aspirate it. ...Read more

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I have a nosebleed and can feel the blood going down my throat, should I I prevent this?

I have a nosebleed and can feel the blood going down my throat, should I I prevent this?

Unsure: Hold head forward and pressure on the sides of your nose. Doing move your hands. If the bleeding continues get to the er. ...Read more

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Itchy ears, nosebleed and spitting out blood?

Itchy ears, nosebleed and spitting out blood?

See doc: Nosebleeds and spitting out blood can be connected. Your age, frequency of nose bleeds, and how they have been managed can help. Knowing that there are no other problems such as smoking, cancer, chronic cough, points to spitting out blood from the nose bleed. Ears can itch from dry skin, wax, or just because. Try not to put anything into your ear. Seek help for nose bleed. See doc. ...Read more