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Is blood clots during a nosebleed normal?

By Anonymous March 2, 2018 - 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 (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)

I had nose bleeds as a kid and they always ended the same. After just a few minutes of bleeding, a large clot would come out and it would immediately stop bleeding. Eventually, I would let it bleed a minute or 2 and then gently blow my nose to get the clot out, and tada, no more bleeding. I'm a healthy 55 year old woman now and have long outgrown the nosebleeds.

February 9, 2017 - 6:56am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I broke my nose when i was 2 and it exposed an atery. I've had it cauterized (probably too many times) and I've had a septoplasty. The surgery was extreme but it worked. No nose bleeds for 2 years. However, just recently I got a sinus infection and my nose has been bleeding a lot. About as bad as they used to be but they stop faster.

Anyway, from 20 years of nose bleeds I've learned that the bleeding actually stops pretty fast. Its the (in my case) GIANT golf ball sized clot up in there that continues to drip that makes it look like you're still bleeding. I've grown to know when to very gently blow it out. Sometimes you need to go through a few clots to get it to stop but don't be affraid to get that thing out of there.

I think the biggest thing regarding handling them is keeping calm. My nose bleeds used to be as if someone cracked the faucet on inside my nose, but only once have did I lose enough blood to think I might need to go to the ER. Low and behold it actually stopped as I was on my way out the door).

Nose bleeds are inconvenient, messy, and freaky. However, keeping calm keeps your heart rate down and that speeds up the stopping of it significantly.

November 10, 2016 - 11:25pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

This is EXACTLY what happens to my daughter! As soon as she blows the clot out the bleeding stops. I have not seen this before and am wondering if that's a sign of a bigger problem? Or is it more normal than I think?

October 17, 2016 - 11:19am
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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 (reply to Anonymous)

The Vaseline will help if your nosebleeds are caused from dry air, like a heater in the winter time. It may help in other ways too, I'm not sure but I know it does for that purpose specifically because it helps to keep moisture trapped inside your nose. A humidifier works well during the winter to stop nosebleeds before they ever start but if you don't have one and you need something in a pinch, you can either sit in a bathroom with the shower on all the way hot so it's steamy, or simply boiling some water and sitting in the kitchen is sometimes enough of a boost of humidity to stop the dryness. My son used to get nosebleeds when he was young every winter and being a single mom, I couldn't afford a humidifier at the time so I got creative and it worked! :)

November 12, 2016 - 1:44am
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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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