Bleeding From Nose

Bleeding from the nose is called epistaxis. Nosebleeds are usually caused due to trauma to the nose, and in few cases, inhalation of dry air, foreign bodies, and sinus infections. Tumor and vascular malformation are rare causes of nosebleeds. Nosebleeds can be either anterior or posterior. In anterior nosebleeds, bleeding originates from the wall between the two nostrils, and posterior nosebleeds occur where the artery supplies the blood to the nose. Nasal packing, ligation, cautery, and septal surgery are some treatment options.

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For the past 3 to 4 days, I have been experiencing nosebleeds whenever I blow my nose. What is the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old female, and I am living in a temperate country. Recently, I have been feeling slightly fatigued and getting dull headaches, but this is not serious. What is bothering me is every time I blow my nose, I have bleeding. It does not last long, and after I press my nose an...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from nasal bleeding or epistaxis. Nasal bleeding can occur from dry air or climate, a foreign object stuck in the nose, frequent nose blowing, allergies, cold or s...  Read Full »

What can be the reason for the diminished sense of smell?

Query: Hi doctor. I think my sensitivity to smell has reduced. I can properly smell once later, but the scent is diminished. I know it is not due to COVID because I have done many tests over the past three weeks. Three weeks back, I had nasal congestion, and I could not smell anything, but now it is fine. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ranjit Peter

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iCliniq.com. Based on what you have shared, I understand that you have been having a reduced sense of smell for more than three weeks. Yes, nasal congestion can cause a reduced sense of smell; however, in the presence of blood-stained discharge, it would be prudent to get an ENT (e...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for a nosebleed with chest pain for more than a week?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male; I am 5'8 tall and overweight. I have had 10 consecutive days of nosebleed, sometimes with chest pain. I have not consulted a doctor yet. What could be the reason? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and understand it. 1)The most common reason for persistent nosebleeds with chest pain is hypertension (increased blood pressure) which can lead to issues in the heart. However, considering your age, hypertension seems less ...  Read Full »

My mother had a nosebleed two days ago. What can be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is 54 years old. She had a nosebleed two days ago that lasted five to seven minutes. Her BP usually never crosses 106/66, but after the nosebleed, her BP is usually 148/99. Since the day of her nosebleed, she is feeling a pressure in her nose and eyes. I wonder if it was a sudd...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A nosebleed can be due to many causes and the most common is a local injury. But, in your case, it seems like the high blood pressure (BP) itself is causing the nosebleed. I recommend you check her BP at different times of the day and get an average. If it is still hig...  Read Full »

After a fall, nose started bleeding. Is it dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, Two days ago, my father fell on the road facing down. He is 71 years old. He got injured on his knee, wrist, and nose started bleeding due to injury. I took him to a local doctor who prescribed a few medicines and a tetanus injection. I am attaching the prescription along with this for y...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have checked the pictures (attachments removed to protect patient identity). Bleeding from the nose and clots below the eye are dangerous signs of internal bleeding or hemorrhage in the brain. I would suggest you immediately carry out a CT scan of the head and neck re...  Read Full »

What causes frequent nosebleeds?

Query: Hello doctor, My nose is bleeding often. It happened six to eight times in the past 10 months. The blood is red in color. I do not feel any pain, and the bleeding is not too much. Most of the times I do not realize that my nose is bleeding.  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bleeding of the nose is quite common in some people. Some of the most common causes are dryness inside the nose, pollution, picking of the nose, sinusitis, deviated nasal septum, rhinitis, and bleeding disorders. Considering the myriad of causes involved, I suggest yo...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about my child's nosebleed?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 8-year-old daughter. Since birth, she has had a V split on her forehead, and we can feel a gap when touched. She has nosebleeds through her nose and throat. And also, she has redness between her eyebrows. I have asked a few doctors regarding this, they said is nothing to worr...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) Does she have a fever or headache? 2)Does she feel pain when she bends over or when you press on this bump? A nosebleed is normal in children due to a fragile nasal mucosa. However, I would recommen...  Read Full »

On bumping, my 4-year-old son got nose bleeding. How to treat it?

Query: Hello doctor, My 4 year old son bumped his nose on his cousin, while in a swimming pool. It bled a lot, but I pinched his nose for a couple of minutes while he was sitting on my lap. The bleeding stopped immediately. Now, he is calm and watching television. Should I take him to a doctor immediately?  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mechanical compression is the treatment of epistaxis, most of the bleeding stop by this method. If the bleeding does not stop, then we do a nasal packing. But in this case, as the bleeding stopped, there is no need of further treatment if there is no recurrence of bleedi...  Read Full »

Will deviated nasal septum cause nosebleeds?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a nosebleed once every two months. My nose appears crooked, and I get stuffy with a crust that I pick. I have had issues with post nasal drip for a few years. I have attached images for your reference. Please guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The basal view of your nose does not show much of a deformity (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). However, I can say that the tip is broad. The nostrils are narrow. Does it cause a lot of crusting? We need to check the nasal valve area. Is there ...  Read Full »

What is the cause for this chronic bleeding from the nose when there is no history of trauma?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 12 years old. His weight is 40 kg. The problem is bleeding from the nose for the past six years, no habit of nose picking, no history of trauma, bleeding starts at any time of the day, and also without any physical work during sleeping or inactivity. I have consulted with many ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion on your asked question. In the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), aPTT (activated partial thromboplastin time) value is high. So hemophilia and other coagulation factor deficiencies have to be ruled ...  Read Full »

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