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    what could be the cause???
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    what could be the cause???
    Nose bleeds can happen out of nowhere and as long as it doesn't happen often you don't have to worry. The blood vessels in your nose are close to the surface and it's easy for them to start bleeding. Things like picking your nose or blowing your nose often (like with a cold) can trigger nosebleeds, but it's totally reasonable to not know why one has started.
    A mouthful of blood could happen with a nosebleed is you lean your head back or keep breathing in through your nose. It is more unusual, but I wouldn't be too concerned about it. If it happens again soon or you think the blood is originating from anywhere other than your nose i'd call 111 or see a pharmacist just to check there's nothing up.

    You can check NHS for info on nosebleeds or ask a pharmacist, but in general nosebleeds are fine as long as they do not last more than 30 mins, do not produce a large amount of blood (like a full glass) and do not happen on a regular basis.
    If you get a nosebleed you should lean your head forwards and hold tissue infront of it, try to avoid breathing in through your nose and wait for it to stop. You can also hold something cool on it to encourage clotting or pinch the bridge of your nose (not your nostrils). You should NOT lean your head back or anything to block the blood leaving your nose as that will send it to your throat and can cause some grim consequences.

    Hope that helps
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    You're not going to get meaningful or prompt enough advice on here. Call 111, it's free phone and you'll get directed towards the right level of care depending upon the severity.

    If it's heavy enough to fill your mouth that sounds serious, get advice.
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    You really should call 111
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    thanks guys. Luckily it stopped after about 10 minutes but it was pretty grim... will call 111 if it happens again. It was a bit of a scare!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    thanks guys. Luckily it stopped after about 10 minutes but it was pretty grim... will call 111 if it happens again. It was a bit of a scare!
    Even if it's stopped now I'd still suggest contact with a primary care service such as your GP if it was as heavy as you suggest filling your mouth. If you had to estimate would you say it came close to enough blood to fill an average mug during that 10 minutes?

    There are a lot of things that are not serious that can cause nosebleeds, I'm prone to them in dry air such as on long flights. Get it looked at even if just for the peace of mind of being told it's nothing major.

    Did you have any other symptoms with it? Any pain or any unusual feelings at all?
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    Even if it's stopped now I'd still suggest contact with a primary care service such as your GP if it was as heavy as you suggest filling your mouth. If you had to estimate would you say it came close to enough blood to fill an average mug during that 10 minutes?

    There are a lot of things that are not serious that can cause nosebleeds, I'm prone to them in dry air such as on long flights. Get it looked at even if just for the peace of mind of being told it's nothing major.

    Did you have any other symptoms with it? Any pain or any unusual feelings at all?
    maybe half a mug?
    and nope, nothing more unusual
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    Disagree with above advice RE: seeing your GP. If it was a one off nosebleed that lasted 10 minutes, both you and your GP have better things to do with their time.
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    (Original post by Etomidate)
    Disagree with above advice RE: seeing your GP. If it was a one off nosebleed that lasted 10 minutes, both you and your GP have better things to do with their time.
    Agreed - maybe if you get another heavy nosebleed soon you might want to see a GP but if it's just a one-off nosebleed then is it really worth a GP appointment?
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    (Original post by Etomidate)
    Disagree with above advice RE: seeing your GP. If it was a one off nosebleed that lasted 10 minutes, both you and your GP have better things to do with their time.
    Well the GP can make that decision on clinical grounds if they contact them. At the very least a call to 111 would provide advice on if that was warranted or not.
 
 
 
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