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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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As a child I always had nose bleeds my mom though it was something serious but then as I got older it stop and only happened once a year or none a year. Then 2 days ago a had the worst nosebleed and I'm having a really bad one now and its been happening for two days now. The nose bleed isn't light it's very heavy and takes forever to stop. I've had a sore throat, felt like i was going to faint while at work, a headache, sneezing, and a cough. I don't know if it's allergies or I'm getting sick but the nose bleeds are so annoying I think this one is finish but if I take the tissue off and the blood clot comes out it might start back up for another 5 to 10 minutes. I should probably go see a doctor shouldn't I?

September 12, 2016 - 9:32am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Yes see a dr it could be high blood pressure or allergies even low iron but the clots are a good sign, the the bleed is about to stop ,well wishes
Vaneeta

September 21, 2016 - 1:26am
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Anonymous

same here that I have same nose bleeding problem due to injury when I was still a kid. I assume that my nose is not symmetrical and the slight bent caused an area of inside of my nose is really fragile and it's always the same spot bleeding. Sometimes it's very mild and it stops on its own. Sometimes it bleeds a lot and the big clot forms. I also have the feeling that if I try to simply stop bleeding, it would bleed forever. As soon as I blow those clots out, it stops bleeding. It's pretty counter-intuitive since when you bleed you tend to think not blowing since it feels like stimulation for the opening, but actually I have to remove those clots to stop bleeding as if those clots open up my veins. Nose bleeding is not fatal, but really annoying. I wish we can all be cured one day.

July 20, 2016 - 11:50am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Well it's not a cure, but after the bleeding has stopped and you have cleaned out your nose, get a q-tip and put a little Vaseline or antibiotic ointment and apply to your nostrils. It seems to make it not happen as often. Hopefully this helps some of you! I have the same problem! (-:

July 29, 2016 - 8:02pm
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Anonymous

I typically get nose bleeds in the spring and I noticed how someone said that blood clots is how your body stops the bleeding, but mine won't stop until the clot is gone... Do you know anything about that..?

July 2, 2016 - 9:03pm
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Anonymous

The blood clots are normal for me, I used to go to the nurse all the time with nose bleeds as a kid and I have now learned it is normal for the blood clots to form because it your body's way of stopping the blood. It is the same as if you were to get a cut, these little parts of blood called platelets cause the blood to starting clumping up which closes up the cut and acts like a barrier to stop the blood from getting out. If they are larger and more frequent I would go to the doctor just to be safe. And one last tip that has helped my nose bleeds as I got older that is really recomended is to sleep with a humidifier because the dry air can cause or worsen the nose bleeds.

May 30, 2016 - 8:12am
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Anonymous

this happens to me every time I nosebleed, and it is frequent.
i always blow my nose to remove them... but when I was younger I used to pull them out with my finger and it feels weird. I have been nose bleeding for about 10 years now. and I just finished nose bleeding 5 minutes ago :)

February 14, 2016 - 11:18am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

My son had one of these nose bleeds last night, and the doctor told him not to blow them out, were you instructed by a doctor telling you to blow them out?

June 24, 2016 - 8:25am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Hi, me too. Ive had nosebleeds since i was a kid since i was 10, the 1st i remember. And now im 32 and its getting worse. Its now happening loke everyday and i just had the worst episode 10mins ago which prompted me to read online and im sure going to take another doctor's appointment. And it has always that big clot that makes me wonder where do these hige clots come from and what is causing them. Is it time to be worried now? Coz i was always told by my doctors its not dangerous. But why does it bleed out of the blue even when im sleeping? Have you got any info?..

March 24, 2016 - 8:08pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I highly recommend you ask your doctor to do the generic testing for Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). Its a common blood vessel disorder, and the only real symptom is chronic nosebleeds that get worse and worse as you age, generally. Some other symptoms (that arent as common; I have HHT and I dont have these) are little spots on your hands, arms, tongue, or lips caused by telangiectasias (the same things that grow in your nose and make your nose blees). Even though the only common symptom is nosebleeds, its important to get tested so that if you have the condition, you can get screened every 5 years for AVMs in your lungs or your brain. As well, if you have an HHT diagnosis, they can help you manage nosebleeds in ways that work best for HHT, and you can qualify for a specialty laser cotterization and even iron transfusions in some places. Get it checked! Apparently over 80% of people with HHT are undiagnosed.

May 27, 2016 - 10:12pm
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