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Nosebleeds (cont.)

Nosebleed Symptoms

Bleeding usually occurs from only one nostril. If the bleeding is heavy enough, the blood can fill up the affected nostril and overflow into the nasopharynx (the area inside the nose where the two nostrils converge), causing simultaneous bleeding from the other nostril as well. Blood can also drip into the back of the throat or down into the stomach, causing a person to spit up or even vomit blood.

Signs of excessive blood loss include:

  • dizziness,
  • weakness,
  • confusion, and
  • fainting.

Excessive blood loss from nosebleeds does not often occur.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/9/2014

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