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Nosebleeds - Check Your Symptoms

Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:

  • You passed out (lost consciousness).

Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:

  • You get another nosebleed and your nose is still bleeding after you have applied pressure 3 times for 10 minutes each time (30 minutes total).
  • There is a lot of blood running down the back of your throat even after you pinch your nose and tilt your head forward.
  • You have a fever.
  • You have sinus pain.

Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:

  • You get nosebleeds often, even if they stop.
  • You do not get better as expected.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: August 07, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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