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Nasal Bleeding

Nasal bleeding is otherwise called epistaxis. It can occur due to nose picking, nose injury, blowing nose forcefully, cold and sinusitis presenting with repeated sneezing and coughing. Frequent nose bleeds can indicate a serious disorder like high blood pressure or a serious blood clotting disorder. Nose bleeding can be stopped by sitting upright, leaning slightly forward, and pinching both nostrils shut for 5 to 10 minutes. In severe cases, topical vasoconstriction, chemical cautery, electrocautery, and nasal packing are done.

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I have a clogged and stuffy left nostril eight days after getting punched in the nose. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was punched in the nose eight days ago. Although the swelling went away in 48 hours, I still continue to have a small black eye on my left side. My nose and eye are almost healed, but my left nostril still appears clogged and stuffy, almost like mucus. I looked up my nose, and the l...  Read Full »


Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. Presence of nasal obstruction, eight days after nasal trauma and a narrowly appearing nostril may be due to septal hematoma. This is caused by pooling of blood beneath the septal cartilage cover. This fluid accumulation must be drained immed...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing heavy nose bleeding despite taking treatment. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I was admitted to the emergency room twice for a nosebleed. I have also seen an ENT doctor who burned the blood vessels. I have tried plugging it in for 30 minutes a few times, spraying up each nose, and putting ice pack. I am still having heavy nosebleeds. What can I do? Kindly help. T...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Once you have an episode of epistaxis, you are more likely to have it again. Most of the time, there is no major cause, but at times it may be due to some more serious cause. First, get your basic blood counts done to rule out any defect in the clotting mechanism. Sec...  Read Full »

Can I have a recurrence of myoepithelial carcinoma?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an extraction of two tumors of epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma with a prominent dedifferentiated (high-grade transformation) myoepithelial component extracted from my nasal cavity before three years. MRI scans were performed to look for recurrences. In my previous MRI, I had a p...  Read Full »


Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please give your queries and concerns on pointwise. So that, I can answer them for you. I will point out the abnormalities present in the scan soon.  Read Full »

I have nosebleed a day after an injury to my head. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, I hit my head yesterday, and now the day after I have a nose blood. I have not experienced any other symptoms like dizziness. Should I go to the doctor? kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Jeremy David O' Kennedy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. The symptoms of head injuries and concussions can sometimes be very difficult to self-perceive due to something called loss of self-criticism which can also be caused by a head injury itself. Some of the other neurologi...  Read Full »

Why does my son get frequent nose bleeds?

Query: Hello doctor, My son gets frequent nose bleeds and leg pain. The doctor tested him for Von Willebrand, all was normal except for the thromboplastin time. It was elevated to 36 normal is 22 to 34. His complements levels were elevated to ch 50 to 60, c3 178 normal is 80 to 170, CRP was 9 normal is >...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mentioned reports are borderline and not much elevated. I do not think you have to worry much about that. The following causes have to be ruled out for nosebleed like: High blood pressure. Atrophic rhinitis. Coagulation profile. Repeated nose trauma. Yo...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for nosebleed.

Query: Hi doctor, My 3 year old daughter has had three nosebleeds in about 3 hours. During the nosebleeds, she said her cheek bone area close to her nose hurts. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Arti Sharma

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.A few common causes of nasal bleeding are dry air, picking of the nose, rubbing, allergies, trauma to the head or nose and nose blowing.In your history I do not see any history suggestive of trauma or fall. Dry air or nasal picking is a possible cause.When a child has na...  Read Full »

How is a nose fracture diagnosed?

Query: Hi doctor, While playing volleyball game today, I think my nose hit my teammate's leg when we were going after the ball. Now, my nose hurts. When I try to move it, I hear a cracking noise. Also, I think it is swollen. Would my nose be broken? Should I meet my athletic trainer?  Read Full »


Dr. Srinidhi Ravi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A cracking noise and a swollen nose are suggestive of a broken nose. It means there could be a fracture in the nasal bones. Another symptom would be bleeding from the nose at the time of injury. In case of a nasal fracture there will be a lot of swelling over the nose...  Read Full »

My nose bleeds frequently multiple times a week. What might the cause be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had frequent nose bleeds for the past several months. It occurs around one to four times a week and sometimes multiple times in a row. What could be the reason? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I have reviewed your laboratory reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The reports are normal except for a mild marginal increase in cholesterol levels, which is quite normal. So the nose blee...  Read Full »

How much does surgery for rhinosporidiosis cost?

Query: Hi doctor, I have rhinosporidiosis in my right nose for the past 18 months and had a previous history of nasal bleeding 18 months back. I am currently taking tablet Alcipro 500 mg, steroid, and tablet Omeprazole. The physician suggested that I needed an operation for this problem. I want to know the...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous disease caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi. It is usually acquired from a water source infected by the organism. Not many drugs are effective against this disease. Complete excision of the disease is the...  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 somet...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

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 muc...  Read Full »

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