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nosebleed,

nasal hemorrhagehemorrhage
, escape of blood from the circulation (arteries, veins, capillaries) to the internal or external tissues. The term is usually applied to a loss of blood that is copious enough to threaten health or life.
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 occurring as the result of local injury or disturbance. Most nosebleeds are not serious and occur when one of the small veins of the septum (the partition between the nostrils) ruptures. These will usually stop without treatment or when pressure is applied to the nose. A nosebleed may also occur in association with infections, heart failure, hypertensionhypertension
or high blood pressure,
elevated blood pressure resulting from an increase in the amount of blood pumped by the heart or from increased resistance to the flow of blood through the small arterial blood vessels (arterioles).
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 (high blood pressure), arteriosclerosisarteriosclerosis
, general term for a condition characterized by thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the walls of the blood vessels. These changes are frequently accompanied by accumulations inside the vessel walls of lipids, e.g.
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, scurvyscurvy,
deficiency disorder resulting from a lack of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in the diet. Scurvy does not occur in most animals because they can synthesize their own vitamin C, but humans, other primates, guinea pigs, and a few other species lack an enzyme necessary for such
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, leukemialeukemia
, cancerous disorder of the blood-forming tissues (bone marrow, lymphatics, liver, spleen) characterized by excessive production of immature or mature leukocytes (white blood cells; see blood) and consequently a crowding-out of red blood cells and platelets.
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, hemophiliahemophilia
, genetic disease in which the clotting ability of the blood is impaired and excessive bleeding results. The disease is transmitted through females but almost invariably affects male offspring only.
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, and other disorders. Persistent nosebleeds should be brought to the attention of a physician, who can stop the bleeding with vasoconstrictors and topical anesthetics.

nosebleed

bleeding from the nose, as the result of injury, etc.
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If nosebleeds are recurrent, Dr Hydrose advised a medical check-up.
Nosebleeds, along with coughing, a bad odor or choking because of postnasal drip, are also signs.
After I got home, the nosebleeds stopped "After I got home, the nosebleeds stopped and I started seeing something sticking out and I started seeing something sticking out of my nostril.
The 22-year-old man experienced a nosebleed once or twice a month for around three years, before he consulted a doctor.
Trauma like nose picking or injury as result of a fall or fight * Upper respiratory tract infections, or infections in the nose or sinuses * Temperature changes - going from the bitter cold to being warm indoors * Haematological disorders like blood clotting can promote or prolong nosebleeds * Regular consumption of drugs such as aspirin and anticoagulants * In very serious cases some cancers can cause nosebleeds * Illegal drug abuse like the use of cocaine * Hypertension (high blood pressure) WHAT COMMON HEALTH PROBLEMS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH GETTING ONE?
A I understand your concern - nosebleeds can be a very scary experience for a little one but they are extremely common and there are a number of reasons why your son may be suffering from them.
If the nosebleeds continue or do not improve after a reasonable amount of pressure to the nose, please check with your doctor.
A: Nosebleeds in dogs almost always signify an underlying clinical problem and should always be dealt with by your vet.
Nosebleeds are seldom fatal, responsible for only four of the 2.
The most notable symptom is recurrent heavy nosebleeds affecting 50-80 percent of patients.
Dr Southall, aged 60, believed Mr Clark had attempted to suffocate Christopher in a London hotel room following his description in the interview about how his child suffered a nosebleed and breathing difficulties.
offers NoseBudd, a reusable product designed to help stop nosebleeds through the use of cold therapy and gentle pressure of the user's fingers.