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My right nostril sometimes bleed first thing in the morning or throughout the day when I'm bending my head over, what could be the issue?

My right nostril sometimes bleed first thing in the morning or throughout the day when I'm bending my head over, what could be the issue?

Nasal irritation?: This or allergies can cause bleeding. The inside of the nose can be very dry. The nose will bleed more when head is in down position. It is not uncommon early in AM Do you pick your nose or blow hard? Try some petroleum jelly in the nose both sides at night and see if this will help to stop the AM bleeding. If your nose is irriated or itchy then will need to see ENT. ...Read more

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One of my nostrils keeps bleeding. And it's not a normal bleed. It is a thick red mucus. There is no pain. Any ideas?

One of my nostrils keeps bleeding. And it's not a normal bleed. It is a thick red mucus. There is no pain. Any ideas?

Get checked: This isn't normal. It would be a good idea for you to be seen by an ENT doc that can observe the area with a scope to see what's happening. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have random nose bleed on right nostril, any advice?

I have random nose bleed on right nostril, any advice?

Need to see an ENT: You most likely have an area in the front of your nose that is inflamed and irritated. There are large superficial blood vessels in the front of the nose that are easily injured by blowing and cleaning. Seeing an ENT doctor is important as he/she can look in your nose and see if there is a vessel that can be easily cauterized. For now avoid putting anything in your nose including saline. ...Read more

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My left nostril has been bleeding for about a week now?

My left nostril has been bleeding for about a week now?

Typically this can: result from nasal dryness, nose picking, injury, or a vulnerable blood vessel in the nose that may need cauterizing to control bleeding. Since this has been going on a week or more already, I suggest you make an appointment for evaluation with your Doctor or an ENT specialist. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Hi day number 2 right side nostril been bleeding I know I clean it a lot but what could it be?

Hi day number 2 right side nostril  been bleeding I know I clean it a lot but what could it be?

Dry mucosa: or a prominent vessel in the nose. Try and stop cleaning your nose If it continues to bleed see your physician. ...Read more

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I have bleeding only from left nostril occasionally , what would cause it? Should i really be concern? Thanks

I have bleeding only from left nostril occasionally , what would cause it? Should i really be concern? Thanks

Little's area: There is a small area of blood vessel confluence in the nostril that is prone to bleeding and usually affects only one side. If it becomes troublesome you should see an ENT specialist to have it cauterized. Dryness is a common trigger. You may use a very small amount of moisturizer in the nostril. Be careful to not use more than a little as it can get into your lungs and cause trouble. ...Read more

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My nostrils are constant bleeding for 4 months now, as to my left nostril feels indented inside.What could cause this.

My nostrils are constant bleeding for 4 months now, as to my left nostril feels indented inside.What could cause this.

Probably dryness: Most likely the inside of your nose is dry assuming you're not using any intranasal medications. In some patients dryness creates an inflammatory condition so there is also congestion. Suggest saline to cleanse any mucous or crusts then sesame oil 3-4 drops each nostril if not, allergic to sesame. Do this 2-4 times daily. Compounding pharmacy might be able to get pharmaceutical grade oil- smells ok. ...Read more

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Hi, my boyfriend is always bleeding from his right nostril. This happens everyday three times a day. Should we be concern?

See an ENT: recurrent nose bleeds in a young male can be concerning. He needs an examination by a board certified orolaryngologist ...Read more

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In one nostril everyday i get clogged hard chunks that when i pick out they bleed what could cause this? Should i be seen?

In one nostril everyday i get clogged hard chunks that when i pick out they bleed what could cause this? Should i be seen?

Nasal Bleed: "chunks" you are referring to are likely a combination of dried nasal discharge ("snot") and dried blood from previous bleed, and possible healing skin that gets picked off when you go after the "chunks." simple answer: do not pick your nose and use warm saline rinse daily or several times daily to moisten the mucous membranes. If there is a polyp (growth) or other growth you should see an ent. ...Read more