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Do you get nosebleeds?

Old 01-10-05, 01:58 PM
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Do you get nosebleeds?

I just had one. Damned annoying. I never had them as a kid or anything, but in the last few years I've been getting them every winter. Something about the dry air, I think. Ticks me off, man. You're just minding your own business, surfing the net, and suddenly blood is dripping onto your lap.

Damn shitty sinuses.
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Old 01-10-05, 01:59 PM
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Old 01-10-05, 02:04 PM
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I used to get them all the time, but I generally only get them during allergy season these days.
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Originally Posted by Otto
I just had one. Damned annoying. I never had them as a kid or anything, but in the last few years I've been getting them every winter. Something about the dry air, I think. Ticks me off, man. You're just minding your own business, surfing the net, and suddenly blood is dripping onto your lap.

Damn shitty sinuses.

A friend of mine was having that too. I think he was running too often. Anyway, he had to have his nostrils cauterized.
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Anyway, he had to have his nostrils cauterized.
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Due to a poor job done in the hospital fixing my nose back when I was six nosebleeds have been somewhat common for me. These days I can go months without having one before there is a period of a week or two before it is like an earthquake with a handful of aftershocks. At this point I am so accustomed them they can be predicted with enough time to spare others the sight of my blood.

Hrm, though it must be said that in the rare cases that others do see a small bit of blood before I get it covered can prove to make for an entertaining show in reactions. Generally these days instead of getting sick I will simply have a nosebleed and move onto having clear sinuses.
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Old 01-10-05, 02:30 PM
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Think ear candling, but, in the nose. And, err.. backwards.
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Old 01-10-05, 02:34 PM
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Hardly have them, what causes them anyway?
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I never had them as a kid either, but for some reason I had them several times in my late teens and early twenties. I think it was related to allergies because I don't get them any more and I don't have any idea what I was allergic to back then, but it appears to be gone.
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For years I used to get spontaneous nose bleeds. They'd come in spurts (no pun intended). I once quipped to my wife that if either of us ever went missing the other would be going to jail because a flouroscope would show blood all over our home.

I finally had enough and went to an ENT doctor. He caurterized the blood vessels in both nostrils. My nose was running for a couple of days afterwards but in the 3 years since I have had no nose bleeds (knock wood).

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Old 01-10-05, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Fok
Hardly have them, what causes them anyway?
There's a lot of blood vessels in the nose, close to the surface. These help to warm the air you breathe. When it dries out enough, the mucus lining the nose can crack and break the skin, causing bleeding. Basically just excessive dryness can do it.
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Old 01-10-05, 02:49 PM
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Whenever I get nosebleeds, it's almost always in my left nostril for some reason. I think this goes back way back when I was a kid and had my nose smashed in during a bumper car ride. It wasn't broken or anything, but the impact must have done something. I had one ear/nose/throat doctor tell me that the air passage in my left nostril was slightly misaligned. (Sometimes I have trouble breathing through it.) I had more nosebleeds as a kid and sometimes would take a bit of time before it would finally stop.

The nosebleeds can just happen randomly for no reason. For me it seems to happen if I blow my nose too hard or if I eat too much of certain foods (chocolate, deep fried, etc.)
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Old 01-10-05, 02:53 PM
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Yep, I get them fairly often during the fall/winter. It usually seems to be in the morning right after I step into the shower.

The worst episode was when I was cock-blocked by my sinuses as a teenager. I was making out with a girl who was a friend heading for friends-with-benefits status. We were engaged in some serious kissing/petting when my sinuses just let loose. I managed to avoid getting blood on her, but had to run for the bathroom. However she got kinda freaked out and barely spoke to me afterward.
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Aren't nosebleeds sometimes a sign of High Blood Pressure?
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Old 01-10-05, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Otto
There's a lot of blood vessels in the nose, close to the surface. These help to warm the air you breathe. When it dries out enough, the mucus lining the nose can crack and break the skin, causing bleeding. Basically just excessive dryness can do it.
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I used to get them quite often, at least once a week, but I haven't had one in quite a long time.
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Aren't nosebleeds sometimes a sign of High Blood Pressure?
Yep, I went to the doc several years ago because I kept getting nosebleeds. I found out it was because my BP was 190/155.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Aren't nosebleeds sometimes a sign of High Blood Pressure?
Can be. It's one of those random symptoms that can be related to just about anything. Of the top of my head, I've heard of them being associated with:

- Dry Air
- Allergies
- Caffiene consumption (it dialates the blood vessels)
- High BP
- Colds
- Cancer
- High altitudes
- Drug use
- Too much "nose-mining"

. . . and, of course . . .

- Blows to the nose.

I'm sure there are plenty of other common associations, as well.
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I get it once in awhile if I'm stuck in a hot dry air room for a long time.
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Old 01-10-05, 04:56 PM
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Just had one last night. What an annoyance! I was relaxing in bed when the waterfall came. But generally i get only a few a year.
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Old 01-10-05, 09:48 PM
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very rarely. i haven't gotten one in years.
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I don't get them very often, usually when the air is too cold and too dry.
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Old 01-10-05, 11:39 PM
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I haven't had one in years.
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Old 01-11-05, 12:06 AM
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I get them all the time. When the air is dry, I can sometimes get them once or twice a day.
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