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Bloody nose when blowing nose
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amiletello posted:
When I blow my nose after waking up in the morning, I am blowing red blood. When I blow my nose at any other time during the day, it is normal. This happens only with the 1st time that I blow my nose for the day. I did have a sinus infection about a month ago and this started probably about 2 weeks ago. I am not on any medicines at this time and the doctor gave me a steriod shot and put me on the Zpac for my sinus infection.
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Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
Bright red blood is most likely coming from your nose, but you would need to see a medical provider to make that determination. Put "nosebleed" in the WebMD search engine and you will find some helpful information.

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deloresglover responded:
I have this exact same problem, but I haven't had a sinus infection in a couple of years. I have been blowing with this problem for about 3 weeks, but not every morning.
 
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Rod Moser, PA, PhD replied to deloresglover's response:
Do you have question about this, Delores? There are many different causes of epistaxis (bloody nose), including a dry environment, irritation from colds/flu/allergies, medications (like aspirin or other blood-thinners), and infections. If you have had this problem for three weeks, it would be in your best interest to address this problem with your medical provider -- someone who knows you, your medical history, and someone who can examine you.


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