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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Are loud ringing noise, headache, and nose bleeding symptoms of brain hemorrhage?

Query: Hi, I am finding it difficult to explain my symptoms to GP and concerned that I may be experiencing more serious symptoms than I am able to explain. Over the past week on 3 occasions now I have experienced a very loud ringing noise in my head. Followed by a sharp head ache which last for a couple of...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, I am terribly sorry that you are experiencing these worries. First of all the good news would there have been blood that you taste, it would have been visible. But this was not the case. What is more, a brain hemorrhage is very less likely to make you “taste blood”. The symptoms would be dif...  Read Full »

Can leukemia cause frequent episodes of nosebleed?

Query: Been feeling various symptoms and i really just want to talk to someone about it. I think i'm convinced i have leukemia And i want someone to be straightforward with me of the chances of me having it, Some of the symptoms i have are dead giveaways but i just want someone to hear me out  Read Full »

Dr. Hala Haq


Answer: Hi. Welcome to iCliniq. Can you please give me your history. What symptoms do you have? Have you done any investigations? Any lumps palpable anywhere in the body?  Read Full »

What could be the cause for a throat infection with bloody mucus from the nose?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a throat infection about three weeks back. I got medication for that, and it got cured. But still, I have some cough, and sometimes while blowing my nose, some blood is coming with mucus from the nose, mainly from one side of the nose.  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Jauhari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from upper respiratory tract infection. Kindly let me know the following: 1. Do you have a fever at present? 2. Do you have a dry cough or cough with sputum? 3. Is there any headache or nausea? Please answer these questions so that I may send you ...  Read Full »

What causes on and off nosebleeds?

Query: Hi Doctor, I have a nose bleed time to time, and it happens sometimes when I am under stress or pressure. Sometimes when am relaxed it happens too. It started first like 5yrs ago. Then stopped not until recently when I started getting stressed. I have done a CT scan already but awaiting result. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Nose bleeding (Epistaxis) can occur because of many reason like trauma, deviated nasal septum, blood disorder, hypertension, liver disease and idiopathic (many times causes are not clear). Sometime Epistaxis can occur during hot summer or in stress or also in cold dry environment. One thin...  Read Full »

How to treat nosebleed that occurred while sleeping?

Query: Nosebleeding. My mother bled her nose while sleeping. As a first aid, we told her to lean forward and press her nose while brrathing through her mouth. Should we worry?  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi! The 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 epistaxis as typically...  Read Full »

What is the reason for getting nose bleed?

Query: Hello doctor, Four days ago I had an excessive nose bleed (from both nostrils) for about 2 hours which that then started coming from my mouth. So I finally decided to go to the ER which the bleeding was not bad at that point and I got my blood platelets checked which came out fine so I was just gi...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The 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 po...  Read Full »

I noticed blood in my dad's nose after a fall. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad met with a fall in the bathroom today and bled from the right side of his nose. The bleeding stopped after 2 minutes, but I noticed that the nose contains a few drops of blood. I took him to the ER and had an x-ray. But, my doctor advised us to go home and have a review after a wee...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the x-ray that you shared (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I cannot make out any nasal bone fracture. The bleeding is due to injury to the nose. If there is no active bleeding and no fracture detectable in the x-ray, then we manage the same conser...  Read Full »

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

Query: I have reoccurring nosebleeds for over 2 months now, even before the pandemic. I had a large blood clot about 5-6 inches. A week or two after this instance I saw a dry blood clot again about 3 inches in length. When I had an xray before the pandemic, the doctor said it was sinusitis but after the me...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi! We need to first ascertain the cause of the nasal bleed so that the problem is treated in a specific manner. There can be various reasons why your having nasal bleeds in your age group. 1. Accelerated hypertension is one cause which is often missed out - Its always better to get your blood pr...  Read Full »

What causes frequent nose bleeding in small kids?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter who is 4 years old had a frequent nosebleed in her left nose. First was last Thursday, then the second was three days later, and today also on her left nostril. I do not know if she pricked her nose, but when I asked her she said yes. I am a bit worried since it has been thre...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The most common reason for nose bleeds in children of this age group is 1. Frequent nose picking: We need to ascertain the cause of the nasal bleeds as the most common cause is secondary to dry nose and crusting which in turn causes irritation. Dry nose can be treated ...  Read Full »

How to manage nose bleeding in patient with valve replacement?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60-year-old female having a complaint of minor nose bleeding and headache for the last five days. I have undergone valve replacement therapy a few years ago, and tablet Acitrom 2 OD going on. My recent PT value - 17.40, INR - 1.52. As we do not have access to our doctor, what...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your experience. Did you have a history of nose bleed long before the surgery? Or did the bleeding start after you started taking Ecosprin? Have you noticed bruising in any part of your body alongside the nasal bleed? Conditions like nasal polyps...  Read Full »

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