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Nosebleed (Epistaxis) Topic Guide

Nosebleed (Epistaxis) Nosebleed (Epistaxis) :

Nosebleed, medical term "epistaxis" is blood coming from the inside of the nose. Nosebleeds are caused by various problems. Less serious causes of a nosebleed are and object stuck inside of the nose, infection of the sinuses or upper respiratory tract, hay fever, dry; hot; or cold weather, blowing the nose forcefully, and certain medications. More serious causes of a nosebleed are cocaine or alcohol abuse, liver disease, high blood pressure, and nasal tumors. The causes of most nosebleeds can be stopped quickly. More serious causes may need medical treatment.

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