Nosebleed Symptoms

Drexel University College of Medicine

Updated: 3 days ago
The purpose of these questions is to calculate a severity score of epistaxis (nose bleeding) for patients with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia.

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Is a nosebleed is usually a symptom of a serious injury?

You should also see a doctor if it occurs after an injury (such as a fall or a punch in the face), especially if you think you may have a broken nose. A nosebleed after a fall or car accident could be a sign of internal bleeding. Frequent nosebleeds may mean you have a more serious problem.

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What can nosebleeds be a sign of?

In some cases, frequent nosebleeds can be one symptom that indicates a serious health problem. For example, if you’re experiencing nosebleeds and bruising, fatigue, and more, you may be suffering from leukemia. Frequent nosebleeds can also be a sign of a blood clotting disorder or a nasal tumor.


Why am I getting nosebleeds all of the sudden?

The most common cause of sudden nose bleeds is dry nasal membranes. Living in dry or cold climates increases your chance of nosebleeds. Heating indoor air in the winter can irritate the nasal membranes more; use a humidifier to add moisture to indoor air.

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What to do after a nosebleed?

Apply ice on the bridge of your nose to decrease swelling and bleeding. Use a cold pack or put crushed ice in a plastic bag. Cover it with a towel to protect your skin. Pack your nose with a cotton ball, tissue, tampon, or gauze bandage to stop the bleeding.

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