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Frequent nose bleeds before extreme pain, why?

By Anonymous September 25, 2014 - 7:13pm
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I get three to six nose bleeds a day and they seem to be associated with extreme deep stabbing pain in my body, pain on both sides of my body above and below the waist. Why is this? Is this normal? My nose bleeds all the time. Why?

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Hi Anon

Thank you for your question! I am so sorry to read about these nose bleeds - what a difficult thing you're going through .

There are two types of nosebleeds:

  • Anterior nosebleed—blood coming from the front of the nose, usually the semi-rigid walls that separate the two nostrils. This is the most common type of nosebleed.
  • Posterior nosebleed—bleeding starts deep within the nose. It is often more difficult to treat and more severe than an anterior nosebleed.

Causes include:

  • Irritation or breakage to the lining of the nose
  • Injury to the nasal tissue, which occurs more easily when nasal structure is not normal or the passages are inflamed due to a cold or allergies
  • Exceptionally dry nasal tissue
  • Picking or bumping the nose
  • Forceful blowing or rubbing the nose
  • A clot from a previous nosebleed becoming disturbed or dislodged
  • A foreign object placed in the nose
  • Tumors of the nose and/or sinuses
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Use of aspirin or other blood thinning (anticoagulant) medications
  • Other causes of tendency toward excessive bleeding, including hemophilia


Risk Factors

A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition. Risk factors for nosebleed include:

Anon, you should not be bleeding this way. Please see a doctor to see what is causing such bleeding. Once you get a diagnosis, you can begin treatment but a diagnosis is very important. This is how you will treat the pain that is occurring throughout your body.  The bleeding may merely be a symptom of something else. 

Will you keep us posted, Anon?



September 26, 2014 - 4:47am
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