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cause of random nosebleed

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cause of random nosebleed
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

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There are many causes that need to be considered:

Dr. Shahzad MD :

  1. Dry air — when your nasal membranes dry out, they're more susceptible to bleeding and infections

  2. Nose picking

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So all these causes need to be considered after a complete history and examination.

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Also high blood pressure can sometimes cause nose bleeds as well.

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You will also require blood tests if required.

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

I listed a few more causes of nose bleed but they did not show up in my answer for some reason which is why I am posted them here again:

Other causes of nosebleeds include:

High blood pressure

Acute sinusitis
Aspirin use
Blood thinners (anticoagulants), such as warfarin and heparin
Chemical irritants, such as ammonia
Chronic sinusitis
Cocaine use
Common cold
Deviated septum
Foreign body in the nose
Nasal sprays, such as those used to treat allergies, if used frequently
Nonallergic rhinitis
Trauma to the nose

You need to be examined and have blood tests done to rule out these causes.

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