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Why are there nosebleeding and getting blood while spitting?


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Published At May 21, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My father has been experiencing nosebleeding and blood whenever he spits. This has been ongoing for a month. He has no other complaints except for occasional headaches. Any advice?


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For nose bleeding causes like traumatic internal nasal mucosa injury, polyp, rhinitis, sinusitis, etc., should be ruled out. For that, primary work-up, rhinoscopy, nose examination, CBC and PNS X-ray should be done. According to the cause, specific treatment is given. When bleeding occurs, the nose is pinched with index and thumb finger to stop bleeding. If no cause found then coagulopathy also should be checked. Take care. Consult otorhinolaryngologist for examination and accordingly further investigation.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri


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