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Is blood clots during a nosebleed normal?

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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Anonymous

I am a 23 year old who has had allergy problems for the past 5 years. The past 2 have been difficult since it messes with my nose and ears. I can hardly smell and my ears fill with fluid every so often and cause ear infections. A few months ago I'd blow my nose and would begin to see blood. I did not think much of it since maybe I was blowing my nose too hard. A few weeks ago I blew my nose and a small blood clot looking object came out bright red. I thought it was rather odd but did not think anything of it. Today I went to the the doctor for and ear infection in both ears and she also checked my nose. She did not see anything, but I did tell her that I had been getting nose bleeds while blowing my nose. She did not think too much of it besides make a face like "you poor thing." About 20 minutes ago I blew my nose again hoping I would be able to breath better. I began to have another nose bleed so bad that I was dripping everywhere. It literally looked like bright red water by how it was pouring out of my nose. Sorry for being so graphic but I am trying to describe the scene. I blew my nose again at the sink and all of a sudden a huge blood clot came out of my right nostril. I am not sure why I had it to begin with, but has soon as it came out I could breathe! However now that it stopped bleeding and healed back up, my nose is back to being stuffed up..

February 23, 2017 - 10:12pm
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Anonymous

I am 18 and have been having nosebleeds my entire life. In the past week I have had multiple nosebleeds a day and most lasting around 45 minutes. It is bright red and there are 2-3 clots in the nosebleed. Any recommendations on what I should do? At first I wasn't worried but I am starting to get worried. Thank you.

February 21, 2017 - 11:59am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I have had the same problem. Eventually I went to the doctor and had my nose cauterized. I still get nosebleeds, but rarely and usually during the winter. It makes it a whole lot easier, and you no longer have to deal with long, gushing nose bleeds. I would highly recommend it.

March 13, 2017 - 1:24pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon

My advice is too see a doctor about this; multiple nose bleeds per day need an evaluation.

Best,
Susan

February 21, 2017 - 1:52pm
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Anonymous

My daughter is having nose bleeds she is only 9 yrs old. She has them frequently maybe twice or once a month. But this past weekend she has had one on Saturday, Sunday and today Monday at 3 am. With the past two day having a heavy flow of blood with clots coming out. Is it normal?

February 20, 2017 - 3:10am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Check her for nasal polyps

March 20, 2017 - 2:02am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

No, this is not normal. Please contact your pediatrician about this today.

Regards,
Maryann

February 20, 2017 - 9:17am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

i get nose bleeds often. i have one as i type and the clots feel like slugs coming out of my nose. is that bad????

March 14, 2017 - 10:06pm
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Anonymous

Hi,
Just now I had a nosebleed for around 20 minutes. It started in the middle of the night and just woke me up. It was really heavy with bright red blood until I felt something stuck to the tissue from which I then pulled it away revealing a long thick clot of blood leaving a rather large puddle in the tissue bigger than the size of about 6 50ps stacked. Immediately after this, the nose blood stopped any ideas to why I had such a clotting? Anything I need to be concerned about?

February 17, 2017 - 11:52pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Clotting is a good thing. If you have a repeat of this , please consider speaking with your primary care physician.

If the humidity in your house is low due to heating, this can be drying out your nasal [passages and causing a nosebleed. Use of a humidifier can help.

If you suffer with high blood pressure, then frequent or prolonged nosebleeds are a worry.

Regards,
Maryann

February 20, 2017 - 9:16am
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