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Old 11-12-2019, 06:56 AM
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Angry Question for a doctor, nose bleeds.

So ever since i was a child i have been getting nose bleeds, now im in my 40's and they seem to have increased ten fold. When i say nose bleed im talking about filling a 16oz glass with blood, this seems to be happening only in the winter time and happens roughly once a week..
No im not a cocaine user.. non smoker but tend to over due the drinking a bit lol, what can i do to prevent this? Is there a procedure that i can have done to rectify this issue? I know THT can at least get me an idea of what might be the cause, thanks guys..
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saline nose drops to keep moist, ent doctor to look up there and see if he can cauterize the culprit...

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Originally Posted by gumpire View Post
saline nose drops to keep moist, ent doctor to look up there and see if he can cauterize the culprit...

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Get BP checked.
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My 12 year old son had this problem. He would get frequent, random, nosebleeds that lasted quite a while. One time they had to send him home from school because it would not stop bleeding.
ENT doctor used chemical cauterization to close up some of the blood vessels in his nose a couple of years ago.
Only took about 5 minutes (just a q-tip with some powder in each nostril).
I don't think he has had a single nosebleed since they did the procedure, other than the time he fell off his bike and bounced his face off the pavement.
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Back in the 70's, a buddy of mine suffered from nose bleeds just like you're describing. We were in our mid-teens at the time. The doctor cauterized a blood vessel inside his nose and that fixed the problem.

Of course, this being THT, the recommend solution will be to squeeze a 1/2 tube of 5200 up your nostril. Lol.
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“When i say nose bleed im talking about filling a 16oz glass with blood,...”

Hemophilia?
Thats a LOT of blood.
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Originally Posted by ttwo View Post
“When i say nose bleed im talking about filling a 16oz glass with blood,...”

Hemophilia?
Thats a LOT of blood.
that is a lot of blood if it is happening at least once a week. can the body keep up replacing it?

See a Dr
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"Only in wintertime..." Part of the culprit is that your house is too dry.
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Originally Posted by gumpire View Post
saline nose drops to keep moist, ent doctor to look up there and see if he can cauterize the culprit...

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I knew a guy that said he shoved some petroleum jelly up his nose when up in the mountains in Colorado to keep the nose bleeds a bay in the dry mountain air
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You need to eat more bacon. Get your triglycerides up around 500 and the bleeding should subside.
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I think the above ideas should cover you but nose bleeds are also a symptom of vitamin C deficiency. You can remedy that easily with citrus fruit or a supplement pill.
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Originally Posted by Kamper View Post
I think the above ideas should cover you but nose bleeds are also a symptom of vitamin C deficiency. You can remedy that easily with citrus fruit or a supplement pill.
Scurvy!
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If you get a glass of blood out of your nose, you probably have blood clotting problems. Run some tests or you can find yourself in unexpected trouble.

Other than that, winter means dry air so moisturizing the inside of your nose, silly as it sounds, will probably help.
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dr here....put some vaseline in there every day to protect the skin inside. Use more in the winter. Drink lots of water..... stop picking. Your fingers are like sandpaper inside your nostrils. See an ENT doc who will actually look inside with a small camera and you wont have to guess anymore on a public forum.
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Originally Posted by ttwo View Post
“When i say nose bleed im talking about filling a 16oz glass with blood,...”

Hemophilia?
Thats a LOT of blood.
That's the THT estimate. He also runs his 18 footer at 30 kts in 5-6' seas. OP, humidity is your friend, as is silver nitrate when administered by your MD. Keeping your fingernails short will help too.
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Originally Posted by ttwo View Post
“When i say nose bleed im talking about filling a 16oz glass with blood,...”

Hemophilia?
Thats a LOT of blood.
My son and his two sons have Von Willebrand Disease. Von Willebrand Disease is the most common bleeding disorder, affecting up to 1% of the US population. It is carried on chromosome 12 and occurs equally in men and women.

Symptoms

People with VWD experience frequent nosebleeds, easy bruising and excessive bleeding during and after invasive procedures, such as tooth extractions and surgery.

https://www.hemophilia.org/Bleeding-...ebrand-Disease
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I had the same nose bleed issue you describe. Doc asked if I ran a ceiling fan on full while sleeping (which I did)...He told me to turn it off. I tried and it did seem to work, but I couldn't sleep, so back to nose bleeds. Later, I took a baseball to the face that required surgery and this fixed my nose bleed issue.
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How about in the summer?

Heated indoor air dry out your nasal passages and make the tiny blood vessels inside them more fragile. Nosebleeds occur when these tiny vessels rupture. Sometimes the bleeding happens at the back of the nose, called a posterior bleed.
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Originally Posted by gumpire View Post
saline nose drops to keep moist, ent doctor to look up there and see if he can cauterize the culprit...

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In addition to above go to family doc and get blood work up. Check platelets and clotting times (pt/ptt). Also review any meds that you take. Even over the counter. A blood dyscrasia like Von Willibrands disease often presents like this. A pint of blood loss is a serious bleed.

A competent surgeon (ENT) will want this info before definitive treatment.

Good luck.
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Losing a pint of blood per week, so the obvious choice is to seek advice on an online boating forum. Can't make this stuff up!

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