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I am experiencing blood coming out of the right side of my nose when I blow it tonight it was filled with blood. It has stopped but the right side of my nose is blocked. Thank you

By Anonymous December 24, 2017 - 10:07pm
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I have been experiencing waking up with congestion for months. I have noticed small amounts of blood in the right side of my nose but not enough to scare me. I woke up tonight and went blow my nose and in the tissue. The whole right side oif my nose had blood in it.
It did not continue and I was able to put tissue in the right side of my nose and it stopped but the entire right side of my nose is blocked. What do you think is causing this problem? Thank you

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

There are many causes and risks for nosebleeds - some may pertain to you, many won't.

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:

Irregularity in the structure of the nose
Abnormalities of the blood vessels in the nose (angiomas)
Dry climate
Winter, with dry, heated indoor air
Infections including:
Scarlet fever
Typhoid fever
Diseases including:
Wegener's granulomatosis
Childhood and advanced age
Cocaine use
Bleeding or clotting disorders including those due to:
Liver disease
Aplastic anemia
Low platelet counts
Cancer treatment
Anticoagulant (blood-thinning) drugs, including aspirin
High blood pressure

Anon, the congestion you have been experiencing is likely the cause. If you can use a humidifier in your home/work, consider doing so. Since this has been going on for sometime now, talk to your doctor.

December 25, 2017 - 6:37am
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