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I constantly get bloody noses with large blood clots coming out is this normal?

I constantly get bloody noses with large blood clots coming out is this normal?

No: See your doctor. Is it a bleeding problem? Are you on blood thinners, do you have frequent bruising? If you don't have a doctor, go to an urgent care clinic, or an emergency department. ...Read more

Dr. Sonober Umair
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Bloody Nose (Definition)

Bloody nose may be caused by bleeding within the nostrils, or from problems further back ...Read more


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Why do I get bloody noses so often? Always right nostril, often at night. Twice this week. Summer & winter. No pain, just wake up bleeding. 

Why do I get bloody noses so often? Always right nostril, often at night. Twice this week. Summer & winter. No pain, just wake up bleeding. 

Deviated septum: There are many reasons for bloody nose: dry nasal passages (increase in winter); allergies; picking. If you are an adult and have persistent nose bleeds on one side, you may have a deviated septum that is causing the air coming in to deflect at a certain point and cause excessive drying of the mucosa. No matter, if it is occurring this frequently, have it checked by your local ent. ...Read more

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I get bloody noses a lot how do I stop this?

I get bloody noses a lot how do I stop this?

A few things: Sinus infection, high blood pressure, blood thinners, problems with nasal anatomy, etc. Can cause bleeding. Addressing any of these can help. Otherwise, avoid trauma (aggressive nose blowing, picking) and moisturize with otc saline spray and vaseline. Basic treatment: pinch nostrils, lean head forward, use decongestant nasal spray (afrin) only for severe bleed. See an ENT doc if it does not stop. ...Read more

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What to do if I get 2-4 bloody noses per day what does that mean?

See below: Assuming you are otherwise in good health and not experiencing bleeding/bruising elsewhere, this is likely a problem confined to your nose. If an area of nasal mucosa breaks down and exposes a small blood vessel, it will bleed repeatedly. I would see your physisican or an ENT physician to have the area examined and possibly cauterized. ...Read more

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Sometimes i get really bloody noses that last for a long time. Please help me?

Sometimes i get really bloody noses that last for a long time. Please help me?

Common: 80% of people experience this in their lives. A common cause is dry, hot air like inside the home in the winter, causing nasal dryness and crusting. The nasal tissue cracks and bleeds easily. Treatment includes humidification in bedroom, nasal saline mist/gel, & sometimes vaseline in the nose at night. It's not a major health hazard, but should a doctor. Sometimes cauterizing the nose helps a lot. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get bloody noses that last for a really long time. What could be causing these? Are these serious?

Sometimes I get bloody noses that last for a really long time. What could be causing these? Are these serious?

See an ENT: there are several causes for persistent nasal bleeding. have you nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you get a bloody nose?

What exactly does it mean when you get a bloody nose?

Blood is coming from: Your nose. Possible reasons: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, ^ blood pressure, excessive use of decongestants, being at ^ altitude, trauma to nose, nose picking, or blowing the nose hard. Bacterial & viral infections can ^ risk as well as bleeding disorders. Recurrent nose bleeds may be due to broken vessel in the nose. Alcohol / Cocaine abuse can cause nose bleeds, as can tumors. ...Read more

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I've had coughing so hard i get a bloody nose, advise?

I've had coughing so hard i get a bloody nose, advise?

Need diagnosis....: The cough must be diagnosed first sand then treated. Possible etiologies of cough include bronchospasm from any cause, GERD, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Each of these has an entirely different treatment so see your doctor for diagnosis/ treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation and your doctor can help with this! ...Read more

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I get bloody nose a lot. What does this mean? Is something wrong with my nose?

I get bloody nose a lot. What does this mean? Is something wrong with my nose?

Maybe: Frequent nose bleeds are not common. If you are taking Aspirin or Ibuprofen type products frequently, this may affect how your platlets adhere to each other and may increase your risk of nasal bleeding. You may also have a deviated septum - the middle part of the nose. Frequent nose bleeds should be evaluated. See your local ent. ...Read more

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Can someone really get a bloody nose from excitement?

Can someone really get a bloody nose from excitement?

Bloody nose: Yes - excitment raises the blood pressure and if you have weak vessels in your nose then you could potentially have a nose bleed. ...Read more