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Q. My nose bleeds often. What could be the reason?

Answered by
Dr. Mehak Agarwal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 20, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 25, 2021

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.

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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 you consult a specialist and have an ENT examination done.
  • In addition to this, we need the following blood investigations also to be done:
  1. Complete blood count.
  2. Platelet count.
  3. Prothrombin time.
  4. Activated partial thromboplastin time.
  5. Liver function tests.
  6. Kidney function tests.
  • If required, the doctor might do a nasal endoscopy and recommend for a CT scan of sinuses. Till then you are advised not to pick the nose.
  • To prevent dryness, and maintain moisture inside the nose, you may use 0.5 % Menthol paraffin nose drops or Isotonic saline nasal spray few times a day in both the nostrils.

Do revert if you have any further queries. I will be happy to help you.

For more information consult an otolaryngologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/ENT-Otolaryngologist


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