When to call the doctor about nosebleeds:
- If you have repeated episodes of nosebleeds.
- If you have additional bleeding from places other than the nose, such as in the urine or stool.
- If you bruise easily.
- If you are on any blood-thinning drugs, including aspirin or warfarin (Coumadin).
- If you have any underlying disease that may affect your blood clotting, such as liver disease, kidney disease, or hemophilia (inability of blood to clot).
- If you recently had chemotherapy.
Go to the hospital for nosebleeds if:
- You are still bleeding after pinching the nose for 10 minutes.
- You are having repeated episodes of nosebleeds over a short time.
- You feel dizzy or light-headed or like you are going to pass out.
- You have a rapid heartbeat or trouble breathing.
- You are spitting up or vomiting blood.
- You have a rash or temperature greater than than 101.4 degrees F (38.5 degrees C).
- Your doctor instructs you to go to a hospital's emergency department.
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