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nose bleeds with clots and coughing up blood

By Anonymous January 13, 2017 - 5:28am
 
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My husband's nose started to bleed yesterday 5pm and it is 7am next day and still is bleeding and during the night he's spitting up blood...what is the problem...very concerned.

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Anonymous

he actually has cancer

May 22, 2017 - 11:17am
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I am seriously worried about my best friend. He had three nosebleeds last night and was coughing up blood with some of those. He also had the same thing happen a few days ago but it was one nosebleed and he was coughing up blood then too. He hates hospitals and won't go there and he won't get it checked out by any doctors. I am really worried here and I don't know what to do....

April 17, 2017 - 2:37am
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Hello Anonymous,

Well, he has to get over his fears. He needs to be examined by his primary care physician. This is serious and cannot be ignored.

Regards,
Maryann

April 17, 2017 - 8:49am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community with this situation.

Is he still having a nosebleed? Is he still spitting up blood?

If so, get him to the emergency room of your local hospital, now.

If the nosebleed has stopped, and he is no longer spitting up blood, call your primary care physician now.

Bleeding usually occurs from only one nostril. If the bleeding is heavy enough, the blood can fill up the nostril on the affected side and overflow within the nasopharynx (the area inside the nose where the two nostrils merge), spilling into the other nostril to cause bleeding from both sides. Blood can also drip back into the throat or down into the stomach, causing a person to spit or even vomit blood.

Most commonly, trauma to the nose triggers a nosebleed. Trauma to the outside of the nose, such as a blow to the face, or trauma inside the nose, such as nose picking or repeated irritation from a cold, can cause a nosebleed.

Less commonly, an underlying disease process, such as an inability of the blood to clot, may contribute to the bleeding. Inability of the blood to clot is most often due to blood-thinning drugs such as warfarin (Coumadin) or aspirin. Liver disease can also interfere with blood clotting. Abnormal blood vessels or cancers in the nose are rare causes of nosebleeds. High blood pressure may contribute to bleeding but is almost never the only reason for a nosebleed.

Please keep us updated,
Maryann

January 13, 2017 - 9:05am
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