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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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 Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 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 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 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 »

I have recurring nosebleeds for over two months now. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have recurring nose bleeds for two months. Before pandemics, I had a large blood clot of 5 to 6 inches. After a week, I saw a dry blood clot again about three inches. I took an X-ray before pandemics. The doctor told me it was sinusitis. Even after taking medications, I have the same...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are various reasons to have nose bleeding at your age. Accelerated hypertension is one of the causes. It is better to check your blood pressure every three hours. It can occur at any time suddenly. When the blood pressure shoots up, you start to have a torrential ...  Read Full »

Can blowing your nose result in nosebleeds?

Query: Hi doctor, Before five days, I had a thick mucus in my nose. Due to carving of my nose, I had a wound without nosebleeds. I used Vaseline and it got stopped on the next day. But I had some mucus in my nose. They were yellowish sticky and odorous. When I tried to blow my nose, I had some bleeding ...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether the discharge is unilateral or bilateral. Please mention whether you have any nasal blockage or any obstruction. Please mention whether you have a cold, sneezing, and tenderness in the nose. Please mention whether your sense of smell is normal.   Read Full »

Are frequent nosebleeds a long term effect of head injury?

Query: Hi doctor, My son fell when he was three years old, and his head was hit by a sharp stone inward. He underwent a CT scan right after and was discharged after few days, but as years pass by, he experiences frequent nose bleed even while sleeping. He is now seven years old. I am worried. Is nose blee...  Read Full »

Dr. Bruce Hudkins

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is not uncommon for children this age to get nosebleeds, along with the elderly. The children usually grow out of it by age 15 or so. It is likely that he might have a deviated septum from the trauma that might need to be addressed in the distant future. For now, ...  Read Full »

How to treat nosebleed that occurred while sleeping?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother had this problem of nosebleeding while sleeping. As first aid, we told her to lean forward and press her nose while breathing through her mouth. Should we worry?  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to most probable cause of this particular bleed is accelerated hypertension. Epistaxis or nasal bleeds are classified into anterior or posterior (front or back part of the nose) based on the region from where they bleed.In your case, I would definitely consider posterior e...  Read Full »

What causes on and off nosebleeds?

Query: Hi doctor, I have nose bleeding from time to time and sometimes it happens when I am under stress or pressure. Sometimes, it happens when I am relaxed too. I started to have this issue before five years. Then it got stopped suddenly and recently I have it while I am having stress. I have done a CT ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hi,Welcome to bleeding (epistaxis) can occur due to many reasons such as trauma, deviated nasal septum, a blood disorder, hypertension, liver disease, and idiopathic cause. Sometimes epistaxis can occur due to hot summer or in a cold dry environment or under stress. When you have bl...  Read Full »

Is nosebleed while blowing the nose a sign of blood vessel damage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. I have had rhinitis throughout my life, so I blow my nose a lot, especially in the mornings. Since last week, I have had a viral infection in my chest and have been coughing and blowing my nose a lot, consequently getting a nose bleed every day after blowing. Is this a...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Bleeding a few blood drops per nose in your case is common and normal. Yes, there is minimal damage to your nasal blood vessels. This commonly stops when your viral infection ends. You can use vitamin C daily to strengthen your blood vessels and to decrease its frag...  Read Full »

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