Have you ever had....

@Modestah (11192)
United States
January 3, 2009 1:50am CST
Have you ever experienced a bloody nose? how old were you? Did it frighten you? what caused it? Did it last long? what treatment did you use to stop it? I am in my early 40s and as far as I know I have only had one bloody nose in my life. I was about 7 years old. It happened while horseplaying in the pool. My brother was holding a kickboard under the water and it popped up and smacked me in the nose. The bleeding did not last long, if I remember correctly my mother had me pinch my nose and lean forward with my head down.
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@lizardgod (444)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Hows it going. Ahh nosebleeds. Had one earlier today. Mine come from having dry sinus membranes so in the winter or the even a very dry/hot summer I will get them about once a month or so. I got the last one just sitting at the comp watching a movie and felt the moisture on my nose, went to rub it off and guess what, nice and bloody. Ended up with blood everywhere by the time I could find a napkin. Totally sucks I tell ya.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
3 Jan 09
wow I might get a little streak of blood during the dry season - but never gushes. That must be very inconvenient.
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• United States
3 Jan 09
Only if I am working or in public. Most of the time seems to happen while I am at home though, usually when I lay down to sleep or just wake up. Lucky maybe???
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
3 Jan 09
As a boy I had many bloody noses. It is the ones that do NOT stop that get scary and that happened to my father when he was undiagnosed with cancer of the nasal passages... he would literally bleed for days before it would stop. After a lot of surgery he is OK now but that was an ordeal I will not forget! As for head down I was always told head UP to make the blood clot and therefore allow the body to stop the bleeding by itself... I don't know what the rule on that is. Thanks Zelo
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
5 Jan 09
hey Zelo good to "see" you. I am glad your father's condition is improved. My father was also a bleeder (hemophelia) I think "they" change their minds every other year or so regarding head up or down.
@nanayangel (7859)
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
Hi there Modestah! I remember having a nosebleed when I was in elementary. Maybe I was seven or eight. My teacher just pinched my nose and made me look up to the ceiling. I never panicked because I remembered that it happened to my cousin too and my grandmother said that it's because of excessive heat.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
3 Jan 09
oh interesting, I never knew it could be caused by heat.
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@MsTickle (24995)
• Australia
8 Jan 09
I had a bloody nose when I was about your age...I think one of my older sisters would have been home with me....there was no injury, it just started to bleed and yes, I was a bit scared. I was in my mid twenties the next time and my husband gave me an almighty backhander at work one afternoon. There was blood everywhere and I was swallowing big chunks of it then coughing it back up...he was a cruel b@st@rd. My nose wasn't broken but it is very bent and ugly.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
14 Jan 09
did he lose his job over it? ouch.
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@MsTickle (24995)
• Australia
15 Jan 09
We owned the business.
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
6 Jan 09
I have only experienced it once also, it was when I was in grade 3 and because it was so unusual that I think it really stuck to me as a unique experience. I was talking with friends and the exams were about to start when suddenly I felt something hot on my face and something sounded like dripping...I looked down then my white folder had big red blots all over it. Thanks fort the response in my discussion!
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
6 Jan 09
what bad timing for a nose bleed. I wonder what caused it... did you get a delay for taking your exams?
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@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
6 Jan 09
nope! I just had to take a few minutes for a break to go the nurse's office then I had to go back for the exams. Of course I didn't want to delay it either! Or I would have taken twice the number of exams the very next day!
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@KrauseHome (35690)
• United States
10 Jan 09
From time to time in my life I have experienced a couple of them. They are no Fun, but you just learn to deal with them as they come. I personally just lean my head forward and pinch my nose first to see if that will help stop it, but a lot of times will end up having to lean my head back for a bit instead. Since I live in an area where sometimes it can get quite dry inside from the Heater, etc. and with being Diabetic occassionally this happens. It has never become anything major so I take them as they come as well.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
14 Jan 09
you have a good attitude about it.
@youless (95308)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Jan 09
I often had a bloody nose when I was a child. Especially after I woke up, I would find that my pillow was in red because of my bloody nose. That's horrible. But this case disappeared when I grow up. I love China
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
6 Jan 09
I am so glad that you have out grown the nose bleed problem!
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@manoj1502 (854)
• India
4 Jan 09
Yes it happened to me once.I am a hockey player when we are practicing for match we had warm up match at that time my opponent elbowed my nose with a great force while playing got nice hurt on my nose started to bleed a lot and later i realised that nose nose was moved thats broken than i had to undergo one operation.To fix the nose back in position.I cant forget those things.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
5 Jan 09
a broken nose - that had to have hurt!
• Mauritius
3 Jan 09
whoa i never had one bt my frnds around me when i was in school had them often they had to keep their head in an upward manner and hold their nose tightly
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• United States
8 Jan 09
i had a bad one at..i think i was 31? anyway..i think stress caused it.i just elevated me head til it stopped,which it did.i rarely get them unless allergies are bad.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
14 Jan 09
I did not know that stress could cause a bloody nose. stress, sure can play havock on us and our systems/
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• United States
15 Jan 09
it does in me for some reason. maybe bad vessels or something.
@AmbiePam (50715)
• United States
5 Jan 09
I've had bloody noses quite often. Most of the time it is because of allergies. It happens to my sister too. We would take allergy medicine, and it was dry us up, thus causing the nose to bleed. The doctor told us both to put our fingers under water in the faucet and then drop a couple droplets of water into each nostril. It doesn't make them as dry, and I avoid nose bleeds.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
6 Jan 09
I would have never thought the water droplets would work. that is good to know and I will pass the info onto my mother who has dry air nose bleeds as well. I would have thought the water would be drying.
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@AmbiePam (50715)
• United States
6 Jan 09
Apparently it is a lubricate. I have the saline nasal spray, but it doesn't work as well for me.
@kimbers867 (2540)
• United States
4 Jan 09
My daughter has a friend who is 9 and she gets a lot of nose bleeds. She finally when to the doctor and they stuck something up her nose and cautherized in there. Yucky. So it has been six months since she has had one. I can't imagine. I have never had one!!!
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
5 Jan 09
I hope the treatment continues to be successful for her
• India
4 Jan 09
yeah i m 18 year old i had experienced them when i was abot 10 year old . i fell down from stairs and got wounded in my knees and hands. my nose also get hurrt and blood started coming out from that. my mom told me to lie down,and gave me something to smell. and after sometime it stopped. that all was horrible.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
5 Jan 09
ooooh I wonder what she had you sniff.
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
4 Jan 09
As a matter of fact, i already have forgotten when was the last time i had my nose bled. must have been when i was younger but then i dont get bleeding nose as often as others, maybe.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
5 Jan 09
you and I have something in common to be thankful for.
@ulalume (714)
• United States
4 Jan 09
The first nosebleed I had was when I was about 16 (or so). I was sick with the flu and it was the middle of the night. Initially, I thought I just had mucus dripping down my nose (at the time I was an avid nose picker, so I just put two and two together :-) ) It was dark in the room and it kind of scared me, actually. It was rather warm and somewhat thick feeling, and for a first time it was somewhat frightening. Luckily, I had a tissue box right next to me; so I spent about 20-30 minutes with my head lying back on a pillow and my hand holding a tissue to my nose, applying pressure, to keep back the blood. It worked, but it was time consuming and painful (considering I had the flu). I am still not really sure why I had a nosebleed, I suppose something occurs in the body when it gets really sick that would cause it?
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
5 Jan 09
ugh what a trial to have to go through when you are already weakened and icky feeling from the flu!
@muru1950 (964)
• India
4 Jan 09
It happened to me when I was forty years old. I was suffering from severe running nose.I applied some cold rub over the nose and slept.When I woke up I found blood stains on the pillow cover and realised that I had a bloody nose in the night. Immediately I went to a famous hospital in the city.After all the check-ups and lab tests,they found that my platelet counts was very low and treated me for the same.After all medications,finally I underwent a surgery "Spleenctomy" So I can not forget that bloody nose in my life.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
5 Jan 09
wow so that bloody nose was like a Godsend in that it got you to the hospital and a diagnosis for the spleen troubles! was your spleen enlarged?
@646tonny (60)
• United States
4 Jan 09
my firts and only nose bleeding was on elementary school i was on a fight and i got punch on the nose so yeah that was the only time my nose bleed lol
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
5 Jan 09
bummer! was that your first and only fight too?
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
3 Jan 09
[i]Hi Modestah, When I got arrived here in the US, I experienced to have a bloody nose, it was not a lot but I was shocked...I didn't consult to a doctor, I just let it be and then after few days, it stopped..I heard same storied also from my friends who are from the Philippines! Maybe it was due to weather adjustment![/i]
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
5 Jan 09
goodness, it lasted a couple of days! I wonder if a change in altitude also may have affected? but you are right, it was probably due to the climate difference, depending upon where you moved to.
@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
3 Jan 09
The only time I remember ever having a bloody nose was when I was about 6. My brother was in his terrible twos and he jumped onto the sofa next to me and elbowed me in the nose.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
5 Jan 09
ouch! brothers - gotta love 'em :)
@shaggin (41239)
• United States
6 Dec 10
I grew up having nosebleeds just about everyday until I was in like 7th grade. I had been to specialist and it didnt do any good. When I was 12 my doctor gave me nasonex and I had to spray that up my nose every night. It made my nosebleeds decrease until they finally stopped. Now I only get them very rarely. I just had one about an hour ago for what reason I dont know. When I drink orange juice I get nose bleeds and I've been drinking this one kind of juice. Maybe it has orange juice in it.