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Nosebleeds (cont.)

Nosebleed Prognosis

With proper treatment, the vast majority of people recover from nosebleeds with no long-term effects. A minority of patients may experience severe bleeding, which can rarely be life-threatening.

Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American board of Surgery

REFERENCES: Epistaxis.
<> Epistaxis, Pediatrics.
<> Nosebleed.

Previously contributing authors: Author: Deepak Sachdeva, MD, FAAEM, Assistant Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Fort Washington Hospital. Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; James Quinn, MD, Director of Research Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine University of California at San Francisco Medical Center.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/23/2014

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