Nosebleed is a common condition in which there is bleeding from nose. Nosebleeds are common and rarely indicate a serious condition. Nose bleeds can be posterior or anterior. Common causes of Nosebleed are foreign object stuck in nose, dry weather, injury to nose, upper respiratory infection and large doses of aspirin. Symptom of Nosebleed is bleeding from nose, sometimes accompanied by pain.
HOW IS NOSE BLEED DIAGNOSED?
The doctor will conduct a physical examination to determine a cause. He will also ask questions about your medical history and current medications. The various tests suggested by the doctor include:
• complete blood count, which is a blood test to check for blood disorders
• nasal endoscopy, which is an examination of the nose using a special instrument
• partial thromboplastin time, which is a blood test that checks how long it takes your blood to clot
• CT scan of the nose, which is an imaging test that takes cross-sectional pictures of the nose
• X-ray of the face and nose, which is an imaging test that uses radiation to produce pictures of the nose
HOW IS NOSE BLEED TREATED?
The type of treatment used will be based on the cause of the nosebleed. Treatment may include:
• Controlling blood pressure
• Closing the blood vessel using heat, electric current, or silver nitrate sticks
• Nasal packing
• Reducing a broken nose or removing a foreign body
• Reducing the amount of blood thinner medicine or stopping aspirin
• Treating problems that keeps your blood from clotting normally
DID YOU KNOW?
Most Nosebleed does not require medical attention.