Patient Comments: Nosebleed - Causes

What was the cause of your nosebleed?

Comment from: sunandsea, 55-64 Female Published: March 16

I am a 58 year old female and today for the first time in my life, I experienced a nose bleed. It came on very suddenly. I had to admit it was very upsetting. The nose bleed lasted for about 15 minutes. I treated it with some ice in a cloth. By the time I reached the doctor, 20 minutes later, it had stopped. Reason suggested: Blood vessel ruptured in the nose. I hope that I do not experience this again.

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Comment from: nosebleeder2, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 08

I've had nosebleeds on and off for years in the winter. It is the dry climate in the winter months. But, I think these nosebleeds I've been having for a few weeks now are from when I went to the dentist to have four bottom teeth taken out, and the dentist left part of a tooth in there and tells me it's not there. My gums keep hurting, and then before I know it, it starts bleeding. I passed a large blood clot and the nosebleeds stopped for about three days and now they are back again.

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Comment from: Triggsc, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 11

I had nosebleed on my right nostril for four days. It would stop for a while then start again and blood would run down my throat. I finally went to the ER. They cleaned it out, gave me a plastic clip and told me to use saline nasal spray. Today it started again so I used spray for the first time and it stopped. I will use the saline spray to keep it lubricated as directed.

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Comment from: stevie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 30

My nosebleed came from nowhere. I blew my nose and it bled for 15 minutes. Huge clots were passed and I've been dealing with this for three days now. Last night, I vomited and my nose started bleeding again. I have a headache, but I thought it was just my sinuses.

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Comment from: dee, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 28

I think I was taking an acetaminophen too long, and also an antihistamine. Then my nose started to bleed , every week, mostly at night.

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Comment from: Zerato, 13-18 Male (Patient) Published: July 11

I do not know the cause of my nosebleeds, but they recur often. Everyone says nasal sprays, which work; however, if you have no nasal spray, fill your palm with cool water and stick your nose in it and slowly inhale a small amount of the water. It helped to keep my nostrils moist and I didn't have a nosebleed for quite a long time.

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Comment from: Queen_Elviraa, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: June 16

Last night I was blowing my nose and my nose started bleeding out of nowhere. Before I had blown my nose I used a nasal spray but I don't remember the name of it. It bled for about a minute, and I was thinking maybe my nose bled because of the spray.

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Comment from: Bonnie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 25

I have been having nosebleeds now for about six weeks. I take plavix, 81 aspirin and peroxicam. Last night I had a nosebleed which lasted for two hours. I used Ice and Pressure, but it took a long time to stop it.

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Comment from: Joe, 13-18 Male (Patient) Published: February 16

I've been having nosebleeds for a couple of hours now, which I find unusual as I never really ever have nosebleeds. Also, my right ear's been blocked since the night and have had a bad headache. I think my nosebleed's are because of this because I took some paracetamol to cure the headache during the night.

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