Nosebleeds aren’t usually serious . However, frequent or heavy nosebleeds may indicate more serious health problems, such as high blood pressure or a blood clotting disorder, and should be checked. Excessive bleeding over a prolonged period of time can also lead to further problems such as anaemia.
It’s rare, but a bleeding disorder can cause nosebleeds . If you have one, your blood may not clot properly. If your nosebleeds are hard to stop and/or you get bleeding from your gums or from minor cuts, you should see a doctor immediately or get emergency care.
Heart conditions like hypertension (high blood pressure) and congestive heart failure can also cause nosebleeds , as can hypertensive crisis — a sudden, rapid increase in blood pressure that may be accompanied by a severe headache, shortness of breath, and anxiety, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).
Advertising & Sponsorship Acute sinusitis (nasal and sinus infection ) Aspirin use. Bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia . Blood thinners (anticoagulants), such as warfarin and heparin. Chemical irritants, such as ammonia. Chronic sinusitis . Cocaine use. Common cold.
A nosebleed that recurs 4 times or more in a week needs medical evaluation to determine the seriousness of the problem. A nosebleed that recurs 2 to 3 times in a month may mean that a chronic condition such as allergies is causing the nosebleeds .
Older people may have atherosclerosis (which is the hardening of the arteries), infections, high blood pressure, or blood clotting disorders that may cause nosebleeds . Nosebleeds may occur and last longer if you’re taking drugs that interfere with blood clotting, such as aspirin.
The most common symptom of HHT is nosebleeds , but AVMs in the lungs or brain , which usually cause no symptoms , can suddenly cause an ischemic stroke, a brain abscess, or bleeding into the brain (hemorrhagic stroke) or lungs.
Causes of nosebleeds foreign object stuck in the nose . chemical irritants. allergic reaction. injury to the nose . repeated sneezing. picking the nose . cold air. upper respiratory infection.
Bleeding from only one nostril is the most common symptom of a nosebleed . Usually a nosebleed from both nostrils is due to a heavy flow from one nostril ; the blood has just backed up and overflown into the other. If blood drips down the back of the throat into the stomach you may spit up or vomit blood.
Heart failure signs and symptoms may include: Shortness of breath ( dyspnea ) when you exert yourself or when you lie down. Fatigue and weakness . Swelling ( edema ) in your legs, ankles and feet. Rapid or irregular heartbeat. Reduced ability to exercise. Persistent cough or wheezing with white or pink blood-tinged phlegm.
Do clogged arteries cause any symptoms? Chest pain . Shortness of breath . Heart palpitations. Weakness or dizziness. Nausea. Sweating.
There are four stages of heart failure (Stage A, B, C and D). The stages range from “high risk of developing heart failure” to “advanced heart failure,” and provide treatment plans.
Summary. Nosebleeds are a common occurrence and usually harmless, although serious cases can occur. If people are experiencing daily or frequent nosebleeds , it may be a side effect of medication or sign of an underlying condition.
This is a sign of low blood platelets. You may have frequent nosebleeds if you have low blood platelets, or a blood clotting disorder. You may have no symptoms at all.
Causes that may be triggered by stress Headaches, sometimes triggered by stress , can result in or be accompanied by a nosebleed . If you tend to pick your nose or blow your nose frequently when you feel stressed or anxious, that could also trigger a nosebleed .