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Comment from: Howldaloom, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 10

I have never really suffered from nose bleeds in the past. 1-2 a year if I'm very lucky. Anyway, I have had a bad cold/cough/sore throat for few days now and last night I had 2 big nose bleeds. The second one took an hour to stop. In the morning I blew my nose and I ended up having about 5 nose bleeds. One after another. It feels like it's at the back of the nose and I have ended up pulling the clot out with the tissue on countless occasions. Not to be gory, but the clots were big. I have a bad cold and my nose is constantly runny or stuffed up so, I cannot avoid blowing my nose. I'm not sure if I should go to a doctor or just bear down. By the way, I suffer from slight high blood pressure.

Comment from: Dr.RG, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 04

I get nosebleeds after having baths. No, I always make sure that the water is not hot but just lukewarm. However, the main problem starts after I have my evening bath and then go to bed....I wake up with a start and the bleeding starts. At this point, I have to sit up and do all the right things. It takes a while to stop these bleeds, but my main worry is that I get dizzy spells during episodes of nosebleeds. I know that I do not have high blood, I am now trying (by trial and error) to find out if certain bath salts, scents, talc etc might be causing them.

Comment from: clr63122, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 29

I had a nosebleed this morning. It lasted about 15-20 minutes. I have never had high blood pressure, but with the holiday stress and all, I told myself that this was the result (elevated blood pressure). This was the first nosebleed I ever had. I immediately went to the computer and typed in common causes of nose bleeds. The website was packed with the information that I needed.

Comment from: Concerned, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: November 30

Having never had a nosebleed, I had surgery for severe sinus problems several years ago. Now, after several years, I have recently started having recurring nosebleeds over several days at a time. They are usually of short duration, but happen as many as four times a day. I believe they are anterior, but sometimes I expel large clots from further back in the throat area. I think these are accumulations from when I sleep on my back, but I am not sure.

Comment from: cc, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 18

The exact thing happened to me: I recently had to go to the emergency room twice within a 24-hour period for heavy nose bleeds. I had never had a nose bleed before. The first ER only put a little lubricant in my nose after the bleeding stopped on its own and sent me home. The next morning, my nose started bleeding heavy again. Blood was pouring from my nose and mouth with large clots. I was rushed to a different ER where my nose had to be packed. This caused blood to come out of my eyes for a while. The packing had my face aching all night. The next day, I saw an ENT doctor whom I convinced to remove the painful packing in my nose but who gave me a gel (like Vaseline) and a nasal spray to put in my nose twice daily until I see him in 2 weeks. I will see him in two weeks to determine where the bleed is coming from. I also experienced the slight clear dripping from my nose, which the doctor says is normal for now. I am assuming that I will need to make sure I keep my nose moisturized. I am also afraid that it will happen again.

Comment from: solano626, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 13

I recently had a bad nose bleed. Blood was gushing out of both sides of my nose and out my mouth. My daughter called 911 and I was rushed to the hospital. They checked it and couldn't see where the problem was coming from; packed it and sent me home. I was to see an ENT specialist in five days. I was very paranoid, and with this packing, it was hard to relax. I thought the bleeding had started again later that night, so I went back to the ER where they checked it and said it was normal. I went home and five days, I later went to the ENT specialist. My nose was still oozing blood and he also couldn't see where the problem was coming from, so he packed it again with a lesser packing, but was still very uncomfortable. After 10 more days like this, he took out the packing and the bleeding had stopped. He said that I cannot blow, or pick my nose ever. He told me to get some saline solution, but I can't use anything until it has completely healed.

Comment from: LMT, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 09

I had a nose bleed and panicked. Called 911, and got to ride in the ambulance to the ER only to find out that I was not pinching my nose in the right place. Pinch right under the bridge and do not hold your head back. I vomited blood because I was swallowing large amounts. I had nose bleeds two days in a row. However, this time I immediately pinched my nose in the right place and it subsided within 10 minutes.

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