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By Anonymous October 31, 2011 - 9:28am
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I am 21 and this morning my nose started bleeding. I bled for over 20 minutes, heavily, and the blood was bright red. About 15 mins into the nosebleed, i felt like something was stuck at the back of my nose/throat. When I lifted my head, I felt something in my mouth so I spit it out and it was a bright red blod clot. What's wrong with me?

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I'm fourteen and I'm not sure what the clump of blood is. If you get nosebleeds because of allergies (me), try going to a sink and let the blood drip into that. Turn on the cold water and wipe away the blood. Cold water will slow it down after a while. It may take a few minutes for it to slow down. After it starts to slow down from the water, try and breathe through your nose. Try and get some water in the nostril to clear away the blood. Don't inhale the water. If you feel something in your nose, blow just enough to get it out. When it stops, keep using the cold water to clear your nose of blood. The nostril should then be clear and you should be able to breathe through it. Then get something with calcium and drink or eat it whatever it is you chose.
Follow these instructions in this order and it might possibly work. I believe some people have sensitive nostrils. If you are one of those people, I don't recommend it to you but if you are willing to try it then go ahead.

September 3, 2015 - 8:56pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

NO!!!! Don't blow your nose!!! The blood clot with release and much blood will be realeasef!

November 6, 2015 - 8:21pm
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I have a 16 year old daughter over the last couple years she has been getting nose bleeds. I've taken her to the doctor, they told me it's just do the air and dry nasal. This started since she was 5 years old. However it's not every year when it does happen blood clots come out should I be concerned?

May 3, 2015 - 6:33pm
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I had 5 separate nosebleeds today, and 3 of them were from one nostril. At the end of these, a huge blood clot came out, and the bleeding stopped instantly. I also spit up a rather large blood clot that was mixed with mucous this morning. What should i do?

April 18, 2015 - 6:11pm
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I've only had three nose bleeds so far all spaced out within several months from late September to today, always from one side. Usually there would be some bleeding until a blood clot would come out then it would stop. I have never had them before so I thought that because I would find a clot afterwards it was unusual. At first I thought my first one, was because of the birth control I had started taking for the first time but as I am not taking them anymore due to a reaction I had, I know that's not the case. I've reminded myself that if I end up having another I'll be making an appointment with a Dr.

March 5, 2015 - 5:00am
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I'm 23 and last night I felt like I had mucus stuck in my throat but I'm not sick so when I cleared it my nose began to bleed for about 10 minutes. Then I finally got it to stop. Then again this morning I was getting ready to leave and my nose began to bleed again and it bled for 20 minutes even coming out of my mouth, then a blood clot as long as my middle finger came out. I finally got it to stop after an additional 10 minutes. And I have been experiencing dizziness and headaches for a week. And I'm also anemic, I don't if that has anything to do with it. But I really want to know what is wrong with me. Can anyone help?

February 15, 2015 - 6:16pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

You might be dehydrated but if another blood clot comes out and you are still dizzy go to the doctor

May 16, 2015 - 2:42am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

You might want to check your platelets if they are a below normal but not low enough to get platelets, tell them you have been having a constant nose bleed, then they would have to give you some.

February 22, 2015 - 10:26pm
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I have been getting nose bleeds for the last three days they bleed any where for 20 minutes to an hour then a huge blood clot comes out my nose, and i get very dizzy and get a very bad migraine. I alreaady have a brain injury an was wondering if my sinuses could be causing this or my injury.

November 2, 2014 - 8:09pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)


Please contact your doctor, especially with your dizziness and migraines, as soon as possible. 

Please keep us updated-


November 24, 2014 - 4:45pm
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