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If your nosebleed occurred after any of the following situations, evaluate those symptoms first.

  • A head injury: Go to the topic Head Injuries, Age 4 and Older or Head Injuries, Age 3 and Younger. If a visit to a health professional is not needed for the head injury, return to the topic Nosebleeds for more information.
  • An injury or blow to the nose: Go to the topic Nose Injuries.
  • An object in the nose: Go to the topic Objects in the Nose.

Do you have a nosebleed? See how to stop a nosebleed.

Do you have frequent nosebleeds with other bruising or bleeding?

Are you taking a blood thinner, such as warfarin (Coumadin) or heparin?

Have you had more than 4 nosebleeds in 1 week?

If a visit to a health professional is not needed immediately, see the Home Treatment section for self-care information.


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Last Updated: March 25, 2013
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