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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.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    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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