Bleeding From the Nose

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Rohini R

Rohini R, MD (Ear, nose, throat (ENT))

Dr. Rohini R is an ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon, with a Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery and a Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine and Lasers. Besides clinical practice and working with Ubie, she is actively training and mentoring medical students and residents. She has functioned in various work settings - teaching hospitals, private and free health centers, and worked with patients from all socioeconomic backgrounds due to her experience in free hospitals and volunteering in India and Singapore.

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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Content updated on Jan 4, 2023

About the symptom

A nosebleed is also known as epistaxis and occurs where there is blood loss from the inside of the nose. It is common and usually affects one nostril although it is possible to affect both nostrils.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Peripheral cyanosis

  • Muscle weakness in the limbs

  • Disorder of consciousness

  • Swelling of the affected area

  • Easy bruising

  • Violaceous / purpuric rash

  • Recent weight loss

  • Vomiting of blood

  • Melena (black stools)

  • Difficulty breathing / breathlessness

  • Dark purple rash on lower limbs

  • Gross hematuria

  • Head injury

Possible causes

  • Epistaxis

    Nosebleed. The majority of nosebleeds come from the front of the nose, and are harmless. Triggers include dry, hot air and picking at the nose. In rare cases, epistaxis may be caused by tumors in the nose or clotting problems in blood.

  • von Willebrand disease (vWD)

    vWD is a blood disorder that impairs blood clotting. In people with vWD, a protein called von Willebrand factor either does not function properly, or insuffecient. It's a genetic condition that occurs due to inheriting an abnormal gene that codes for the production of von Willebrand factor in the body.

  • Immune thrombocytopenic purpura

    Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys platelets, the cells in the blood that help to clot. ITP can cause platelet levels to drop and results in easy bruising and bleeding. Triggers include infections like HIV, hepatitis, etc.

  • Multiple myeloma (MM)
  • Yellow fever

Related serious diseases

  • Leukemia

    Leukemia is a cancer of the body's blood cell-forming tissues. Blood cells circulate in our bloodstream and are created and matured in the bone marrow and the lymphatic system. Leukemia involves white blood cells and lymphatic cells and is of several types. The cancerous cells are produced in excess and do not function normally. Leukemias can be aggressive and cause symptoms or chronic and smolder for years.

  • Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea
  • Sepsis

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Are you having nose bleeding?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you have pain in the face?

  • Do you have nose pain?

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Reviewed By:

Rohini R

Rohini R, MD (Ear, nose, throat (ENT))

Dr. Rohini R is an ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon, with a Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery and a Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine and Lasers. Besides clinical practice and working with Ubie, she is actively training and mentoring medical students and residents. She has functioned in various work settings - teaching hospitals, private and free health centers, and worked with patients from all socioeconomic backgrounds due to her experience in free hospitals and volunteering in India and Singapore.

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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