Nose-bleeds

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Fonze, 6 Feb 2018.

  1. Fonze

    Fonze Totally obsessive , cool by nature

    Location:
    Bradwell
    why ?
    I'm 47 and apart from a couple after I used my snout to stop someone's fist, I've all of a sudden started having them regulary, though the strange thing is just the left side ..
    Anyone offer an explanation or opinion ?
     
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Weak capillary.

    Stop picking :whistle:

    Assuming you’ve not got a cold or allergies
     
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  3. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Blood pressure?

    Cycling more frequently in cold/polluted environment?

    Become a bit of a pansy?
     
  4. Dave7

    Dave7 Veteran

    Location:
    Cheshire
    I would suggest a check up....sooner rather than later. As @Tin Pot suggests it be blood pressure....in which case it needs attention.
     
  5. Senior67

    Senior67 Active Member

    Location:
    Cannock
    get checked out at doctors to make sure, friend of mine started to have frequent nose bleeds went to doctors and was sent to hospital, turns out that if he had not had the nose bleeds he probably would have had a stroke is now taking medication.
     
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  6. Nibor

    Nibor Über Member

    Location:
    Accrington
    High blood pressure to be precise. I used to get them until I got mine under control
     
  7. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    I get them and have never had high BP (at least not since I stopped smoking 15 odd years ago)

    Dodgy capillary up my left nostril which was cauterised after a non stopping bleed. I tend to get bleeds after long haul flights due to the dry air (it was flying to the US and back in the space of 72 hours that led to the above) or if I’ve had a very snotty cold and blowing nose a lot!

    Best get checked if they are very frequent or long lasting (not stopping with pinching/ice). My dad gets them but he’s on warfarin
     
  8. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    And if you have a cold AND allergies, what then, please?

    Is there any way to reduce the risk of a post cycling one?
     
  9. The Jogger

    The Jogger Guru

    Location:
    Chichester
  10. mrandmrspoves

    mrandmrspoves Middle aged bald git.

    Location:
    Narfuk
    Most likely cause is simply damage to one of the small blood vessels in the nose. Once this occurs it is quite common for repeat nose bleeds for a week or two as part of the healing process. Cold weather is an aggravating factor.
    Nose bleeds can occur as a symptom of high blood pressure - but not normally unless it is quite severely elevated.
    If the bleeding continues - get it checked out by your GP.
    You can get your BP checked at a number of chemists which will perhaps be more convenient than trying to make a GP appointment at a time when surgeries are exceptionally busy.
     
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