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When should you call a doctor about a nosebleed?

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See a healthcare provider immediately if:

  • Nosebleed doesn't stop after 10 minutes of home treatment.
  • There is so much bleeding that it is hard to breathe.
  • The person is taking blood thinners, such as warfarin (Coumadin), dabigatran (Pradaxa), rivaroxaban (Xarelto), fondaparinux sodium (Arixtra), or aspirin, or has a bleeding disorder.
  • Nosebleed happens after a severe head injury or a blow to the face.

From: Nosebleeds Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Seattle Children's Hospital: "Nosebleed."

Cleveland Clinic: "Nosebleed (Epistaxis)."

Family Doctor: "Nosebleeds."

American Family Physician: "Information From Your Family Doctor: Nosebleeds."

Nosebleeds Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 15, 2020

SOURCES:

Seattle Children's Hospital: "Nosebleed."

Cleveland Clinic: "Nosebleed (Epistaxis)."

Family Doctor: "Nosebleeds."

American Family Physician: "Information From Your Family Doctor: Nosebleeds."

Nosebleeds Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 15, 2020

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