What Does It Mean When You Have Multiple Nosebleeds?


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Melinda Michael Profile
Melinda Michael answered
Frequent, heavy nosebleeds could indicate a serious condition like leukaemia, hereditary hemorrhaging, or a heart condition.

However, there are many everyday things that can cause nosebleeds too, so don't panic!

What Can Cause Frequent Nosebleeds?
  • Medication like aspirin. Aspirin thins the blood, which means that it won't clot as easily, and this can cause nosebleeds to go on for longer.
  • Snorting drugs can cause nosebleeds. If you do this on a regular basis, you can do some serious damage - you might even lose your septum entirely.
  • Nosebleeds can also be caused by physical trauma, so watch where you're going!
  • Allergies
  • Colds (from blowing your nose too much)
  • Dry air
  • Changes in temperature (for example, if you've been outside and you walk into a warm room, or vice versa)
  • Leukaemia
  • Heart problems
If your nosebleeds are happening several times a week, or if they last longer than a few minutes, you should see a doctor.

Most people experience nosebleeds at some stage in their life. If you have a nosebleed a couple of times throughout the year, or in a month, there's no need to worry - this is pretty normal!

What Happens When You Get A Nosebleed, And What Can Be Done About It?
A nosebleed occurs when one of the tiny blood vessel inside your nose bursts.

To stop a nosebleed, roll up two wads of tissue and shove one in each nostril. Apply some pressure directly below the bridge of the nose, and breathe through your mouth.

Don't lean your head too far back, though. Although this will stop the blood coming out, it'll make it run down your throat instead - which doesn't feel very nice at all, and can even cause choking. If the blood reaches your stomach, you might even throw up.

Usually, a nosebleed will stop within about ten minutes. If it doesn't, or if you begin to feel light-headed (and not just because you're squeamish!) then you should get yourself to the doctor as soon as possible.
cooper shannon Profile
cooper shannon answered
It can be a sign of high blood pressure, the membranes of your nose could be damaged, or could be caused by drug-use through the nose.

In any case, your body is saying "something isn't right". You need to seek medical treatment. I know one treatment is to burn the membranes inside of your nose. This is usually a very effective treatment. Good luck.
Christi Letzig Profile
Christi Letzig answered
I have heard that is a symptom of leukaemia, too. Don't want to scare you, but you should check it out.

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