Epistaxis

Epistaxis means bleeding from the nose. This is a common condition where around 60% of people will have at least one nosebleed in their lifetime. The location of the nose makes it an easy target for injuries and bleeds. Nosebleeds are not always concerning and can be handled at home itself.

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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...  Read Full »

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Query: Hi, I am a 31 year old male. About 38 days before I had sex with a CSW (Commercial Social Worker). It was protected vaginal sex and protected oral sex. Also there were deep throat kisses which lasted almost a minute. I am not sure if the condom was torn during the intercourse.  Since last 3 weeks ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sidharth Sonthalia

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to icliniq.com. Based upon your history, my answer to your questions: 1. Are My Symptoms Related to ARS? Acute Retroviral Syndrome (ARS) typically begins 7-14 days after the exposure to a HIV positive patient, and may last for up to 3-4 months. The symptoms are typically "flu-l...  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 »

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 icliniq.com.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 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 icliniq.com.Nose 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 getting a small amount of blood in nose while blowing a serious issue?

Query: Hi doctor, I am noticing a small amount of blood (less than a drop) in the tissue when I dap my nose. There is no blood when I sneeze. Occasionally, I have a little bit of blood when I blow my nose (again less than a drop). I have been trying a humidifier at night and saline nasal spray. Is it som...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nasal bleed or epistaxis can occur due to several causes, and of these, idiopathic is the most common. It may be be due to minor unrecognized trauma like forceful blowing, nose picking, rubbing, etc. Epistaxis can also occur in common cold. Certain people have thin m...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

How do I stop frequent nose bleeds?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. This query is all about my frequent nose bleeding. It started when I was in grade school, I got nose bleed when it is very hot, or when the air is dry and it only happens once a month or once every two months. For the past three months, I got frequent noseb...  Read Full »


Dr. Thakre Mahendra Shivram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing well. I understand your concern. I assure you that you need not be worried. Epistaxis or nasal bleeding is a very common condition and has been reported to occur in up to 60 percent of the general population. Most nosebleeds are not serious and can...  Read Full »

What could be the reson for recurrent epistaxis with no obvious pathology?

Query: Hi doctor, I currently have recurrent epistaxis. This has started since four years on a yearly basis to a daily basis since six months. I have been seeing an ent consultant but due to COVID-19, I am unable to see him until August. I had recent blood tests and MRI which came back all clear. I had an...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have recurrent epistaxis and you have been cauterized also a number of times. There does not seem to be any obvious pathology on examination by endoscopy. I must point out that epistaxis can be idiopathic in more than 50% patients. This is because certain patie...  Read Full »

What vitamin deficiency causes nosebleeds?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 68 years old, and two of her recent consecutive blood reports show very high vitamin B12 levels, over 1500. Her nose has bled for 3 to 4 times in the last six months. Last week, the bleeding was not stopping so she had to be admitted. She has undergone a valve replacement ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The following can be the reasons for her nosebleed, which is also called as epistaxis. Is she on blood thinners? It can be a likely cause for epistaxis in her case. Hypertension can also be a contributory factor if present. She will need an ENT examination and test ac...  Read Full »

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