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Autumn924 posted:
My Father had a nose bleed that would not stop last night so we took him to the hospital and they said it was probably dust/irritants and finally got the bleeding to stop and sent him home. My problem is that I don't think they addressed his heart health history.
He had a double heart bypass 7 years ago and is on heart medication and daily aspirin therapy. Other than the medicine, he is an active and healthy 53 year old.
Should I be concerned that his nose bleed may be heart related and ask him to seek a second opinion?
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BillH99 responded:
The two common heart related things that would related to a nose bleed would be high blood pressure. And I am sure that they checked his BP. Now days you can't get toe nail fungus checked without getting a BP check.

The other is excessive anticoagulant Coumadin (Warfarin) and maybe some others. With those the clotting time needs to checked regularly. If he is taking those and not getting his clotting time then he should see his doctor.


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