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Most nosebleeds do not have an easily identifiable cause. However, trauma to the nose is a very common cause of nosebleeds. Nosebleeds can be caused by trauma to the outside of the nose from a blow to the face, or trauma to the inside of the nose from nose picking. Other conditions that predispose a person to nosebleeds include:
Less commonly, an underlying disease process or taking certain medications may cause a nosebleed or make it more difficult to control.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/23/2014
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