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Why is there blood when I blow my nose?

Why is there blood when I blow my nose?

Most common causes: Dry air, nose picking and blowing the nose too hard. Most nosebleeds aren't serious and will stop on their own. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Why is there blood when I blow my nose? Explanations please?

Why is there blood when I blow my nose? Explanations please?

ENT check: The nasal mucosa is a very vascular structure and blowing too hard may rupture a small blood vessel. Such bleeding can usually be treated by taking a piece of cotton baton, put it in ice and insert into the nostril and squeeze for about 3 minutes. However, you really need a specialist to look at your nasal lining and septum and make absolutely sure you have nothing more serious. ...Read more

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Why would I have blood when I blow my nose? Or when I cough up mucus there is sometimes blood as well? I do not have a fever.

Why would I have blood when I blow my nose? Or when I cough up mucus there is sometimes blood as well? I do not have a fever.

Bloody nose: Nasal tissue is thin and rich in blood vessels. It is highly sensitive to humidity and a lack of it dries out, often with forced air heating in cold weather. There will be nasal blood with blowing, spotty not copious. Some blood may be aspirated from the nose into secretions which run back into the nasopharynx and then coughed up. IF, however, blood is consistently coughed, further exam is best. ...Read more

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Why does blood come out when I blow my nose?

Why does blood come out when I blow my nose?

Bloody nose: If it's a small amount of blood, this can happen normally with some dryness. If it is a large amount of blood, see an ENT who can find the bleeding spot and cauterize it. ...Read more

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I've had blood when I blow my nose sometimes, but I have a cold and hoarked up (from back of nose)thick mucus with streaks of blood. None since. Cause?

I've had blood when I blow my nose sometimes, but I have a cold and hoarked up (from back of nose)thick mucus with streaks of blood. None since. Cause?

Common.: Cold viruses cause inflammation and fragility of vessels in your upper airway. Small streaks of blood in mucus are frequently seen in upper respiratory infections. Frank blood is much less common. Persistent symptoms warrant attention. ...Read more

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For three days now I have had blood when I blow my nose. It's not bleeding out its just on the napkin.  It's only in my left nostril. What could it be?

For three days now I have had blood when I blow my nose. It's not bleeding out its just on the napkin.  It's only in my left nostril. What could it be?

Epistaxis: A small amount of blood when you blow your nose is common, often from the irritation of sinusitis or an upper respiratory infection. It can be bleeding in your sinuses or from small cracks or irritation of the nasal mucosa (at this time of year, often from overly dry air.) ...Read more

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What could be the cause of spitting brown phlegm in the morning? After a couple spits it's clear and doesn't do it again till morning. No blood when I blow my nose

What could be the cause of spitting brown phlegm in the morning? After a couple spits it's clear and doesn't do it again till morning. No blood when I blow my nose

Need diagnosis: Brown phlegm is probably not from the oral cavity or from the gums. Obviously, you need a proper diagnosis. Although you say there is no nasal bleeding, I would worry more about old blood coming from the esophagus or stomach. An ENT doctor or a gastroenterologist should be consulted. ...Read more

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I have blood when I blow my nose, head & neck pressure, shortness of breath, chest & back discomfort I don't smoke, blood tests are normal. Help?

I have blood when I blow my nose, head & neck pressure, shortness of breath, chest & back discomfort I don't smoke, blood tests are normal. Help?

Blood in the nose: It could be epistaxis. Some times dry nose could cause blood stains when you blow your nose. Common allergies could cause dry nose. ...Read more

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I have "flu-like" virus. Since before this though I noticed a significant amount of blood when I blow my nose. I am 15 weeks pregnant. Concern or no?

I have "flu-like" virus. Since before this though I noticed a significant amount of blood when I blow my nose. I am 15 weeks pregnant. Concern or no?

No: Nose bleeds especially after blowing are very common, especially in winter months. As long as you are not pouring blood, don't worry. I would put a little neosporin inside your nose to lubricate it. Congrats btw! ...Read more

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I am having upper back pain that comes and go, and blood when I blow my nose. I do not have a cough. I am 25 and I don't smokecould I have lung cancer?

I am having upper back pain that comes and go, and blood when I blow my nose. I do not have a cough. I am 25 and I don't smokecould I have lung cancer?

Almost certainly not: I don't think you have lung cancer at all. Back pain can be due to many things (including posture, very large breasts, etc) and blood when you blow your nose is probably due to a polyp. Obviously you should have it checked out if it's a lot. But at your age and with no smoking history, lung cancer would be very low on my list. As for bruising and weakness, you should probably have a blood test. ...Read more

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I suffered a head injury at work about 36 hours ago. I felt a little woozy all day yesterday I never blacked out, did not have any headaches, vomiting, memory loss or pupil change, but have noticed some blood when I blow my nose. Is there anything I sho

I suffered a head injury at work about 36 hours ago. I felt a little woozy all day yesterday I never blacked out, did not have any headaches, vomiting, memory loss or pupil change, but have noticed some blood when I blow my nose. Is there anything I sho

Do: Do not know about the actual type of injury. We already know that you have not had headaches, vomiting, loss of consciousness, amnesia or pupillary changes. Additional symptoms can include: nausea, ringing in your ears, feeling dizzy, slurred speech, confusion or feeling tired. Major concern is that you have felt woozy. The symptoms from a head injury can be subtle. I am not sure what to make of the blood in your nose - don't know the mechanism of injury. If you continue to be woozy, I would recommend a check up. Because not all the effects from a concussion may be immediate, self- monitor to ensure that you don't develop more symptoms. If there is a small amount of blood in your nostril and it is not on- going, it will likely resolve. Be gentle with yourself. Be self aware for signs or symptoms of a concussion. ...Read more

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When I blow my nose there is blood?

When I blow my nose there is blood?

Bloody nose: A bloody nose can happen for a few different lesions but mainly from trauma to the sensitive tissue inside due to picking, blowing hard. Dry air can also predispose you to bloody noses (dries out mucus membranes). Certain meds like nasal steroids can do it too. If it keeps happening, make sure you have an exam by your doctor too look for any unhealing lesions. ...Read more

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Why everytime I blow my nose I see lots of blood?

Why everytime I blow my nose I see lots of blood?

Nose bleed: There are many causes of nasal bleeding. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Why is it that when I blow my nose there is blood?

Assuming you...: Mean small traces of blood in the mucous, the most common cause is dryness of the mucous membranes. Try saline spray or saline gel. However there are many things that can occur in the nose that bleed including benign and malignant tumors, therefore if it is progressing you need to see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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When I blow my nose blood comes out what is this from?

When I blow my nose blood comes out what is this from?

It depends: If it only from one side you have broken a tiny vein. The result is that once you stop the bleeding by compressing your nostrils there is nothing further to do. If you desire a good ER can make that vein go away but its not needed unless the blood won't stop. If the blood is coming from both sides you need to go to the ER. ...Read more

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Please explain why everytime I blow my nose there's blood?

Please explain why everytime I blow my nose there's blood?

Saline gel: Usually this is due to dry nasal mucosa. Other causes include nasal septal deviation, chronic nasal picking, blood thinner use, inflammatory conditions such as allergies or infection and tumors/neoplasms. Although this is often treated simply with saline gel and certain nasal emollients, occasionally chemical cautery is used. An otolaryngologist may use small scope to evaluate deeper or CT scan ...Read more

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I blow my nose and dark coloured blood comes out, what can cause this to happen?

I blow my nose and dark coloured blood comes out, what can cause this to happen?

Blood from nose: You may have had some intranasal bleeding. You might consider a physical emanation by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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When I blow my nose blood comes out why is that? Is it from blowing it too much?

Raw nasal septum: At your age, the most common cause is that your nasal septum (the divider between your nostrils) is irritated from blowing, rubbing, and from the paper towel that you used instead of a kleenex and the delicate blood vessels started bleeding. Be nicer to your nose -- use a saline gel like "little noses" on the septum to help it heal up. ...Read more

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For About A Year, Majority Of The time When I Blow My Nose A Little Bit Of Blood Comes OuT. Should I Be Concerned?

For About A Year, Majority Of The time When I Blow My Nose A Little Bit Of Blood Comes OuT. Should I Be Concerned?

Bloody discharge: I wouldn't be overly concerned, but you should see an ENT doctor for a thorough exam to make sure there are no major problems. This could be a sign of a nasal lesion or mass that needs further work-up and possibly surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Hi! Every morning, when I blow my nose, there is blood. After the first or the second blow, the blood disappear. Is it a big deal?

Hi! Every morning, when I blow my nose, there is blood. After the first or the second blow, the blood disappear. Is it a big deal?

Not usually: Dryness can cause thinning and sloughing of the lining in the nose, and the pressure from blowing your nose can cause it to bleed. As long as the bleeding is minimal and stops by itself, there is nothing to worry about. Try using nasal saline spray before bed. ...Read more

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Whenever I blow my nose, blood comes out in the buggers, it's not gushing but it's enough to freak me out. It's been going on for 2 weeks?

Whenever I blow my nose, blood comes out in the buggers, it's not gushing but it's enough to freak me out. It's been going on for 2 weeks?

Epistaxis: Mucous is thick and draws out the moisture in the blood vessels which are very close to the surface in the lining of the nose (kisselbach? Plexus) this dries them up and they pop, causing the blood. It is not the problem, the problem is your continuous secretion that has to be treated so your problem can stop. ...Read more

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Why would there be blood in my mucus when I blow my nose?

Inflamed lining: There are a large amount of superficial blood vessels inside the nose and when the lining gets very irritated often there can be blood. You may have a sore or some other irritation in your nose that can be easily evaluated and treated by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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A little blood in snot when I blow my nose? Whassup with that

Do not worry: This thing could happen when sometime your nose is congested if you are otherwise healthy.
If it happens frequently see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Why is it every time I blow my nose there is a spot of blood in it?

Why is it every time I blow my nose there is a spot of blood in it?

Nasal tissue: Nasal tissue is very delicate. It doesn't take much to disrupt the surface and have a little blood. If persists, see your doctor. Blow gently as possible and no picking. ...Read more

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When I blow my nose I am seeing blood in that what may be the reason can you explain?

When I blow my nose I am seeing blood in that what may be the reason can you explain?

Blood in nose: A little blood tinged mucous is not worrisome. But if you are having nose bleeds repeatedly, consider having your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist ...Read more

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I often get dried up blood in my nose, everytime I blow my nose it's dry blood... Do you know what this is?

I often get dried up blood in my nose, everytime I blow my nose it's dry blood... Do you know what this is?

Common issue: The capillaries in the front of the nasal passages often break. This is aggravated by infection, allergies or irritants like smoke. It can be aggravated by dry conditions, humidity. ...Read more

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Boogers that are like in pieces and when I blow my nose there's been blood. Might it just be due to stuffiness?

Irrigate the nose: Nasal saline irrigation can help your problem. Neilmed has an easy to use irrigation bottle, they also make the neti-pot, but there are many others. It takes some getting used to but is well tolerated by most. Watch irrigation techniques on youtube. ...Read more