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Nosebleed

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by Wood D

(Epistaxis; Bloody Nose)

 

Causes

Causes include:
 

Diagnosis

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. He or she will do a physical exam.
Your doctor may want to do certain tests, such as:
  • Sinus x-rays —to identify abnormalities or a mass in the nasal region
  • Endoscopy—to examine nasal tissues
  • Blood tests—to check for anemia , low blood platelets, or clotting problems
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
http://www.entnet.org

Family Doctor.org
http://familydoctor.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

About Kids Health
http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca

Canadian Society of Otolaryngology
http://www.entcanada.org

 

References


Nosebleed. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com . Updated March 26, 2012. Accessed July 23, 2012.


Nosebleeds. American Academy of Otolaryngology website. Available at: http://www.entnet.org/HealthInformation/Nosebleeds.cfm . Updated December 13, 2010. Accessed February 23, 2012.


Nosebleeds. Family Doctor.org website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/nosebleeds.html . Updated December 2010. Accessed February 23, 2012.

 

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