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What causes a person to bleed and spit clogs

By Anonymous December 25, 2014 - 7:22pm
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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER! I'm not sure if you're asking about nosebleeds and coughing up blood clots, but here is some information about those.

From our Nose Bleed Page:
Nosebleed symptoms differ, depending on where in the nose the bleeding begins.

■Anterior nosebleed—produces blood flow from one nostril when the patient sits or stands. Blood may pass down the throat if the person is coughing or blowing the nose.
■Posterior nosebleed—causes bleeding down the back of the mouth and throat. When the patient leans forward, the blood may flow from the nostril. Blood flow may be fast or slow.

Spitting up a blood clot is likely due to the blood drying and this made it into a more solid mass.

Some people are more prone to nose bleeds, especially in dry climates or homes without a humidifier. There are many other reasons that you can read here: http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/nosebleed

If this happens again, it's a good idea to call your doctor to make sure all is well.

I hope this helps and thanks for writing!


December 26, 2014 - 1:56am
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