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how serious is a posteral nose bleed, my mother has nose bleed

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how serious is a posteral nose bleed, my mother has nose bleed in throat all night, we did get it stop this not the first time it happen.r

Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

That is an excellent question and the answer depends on a number of things:


How much did blood did she loose?

What is causing these recurrent bleeds?

Does she have any medical problems that can be contributing to her bleeding?

Is she taking any medication that is causing the bleeding?

Of course, the only way to know many of these answers is to have a complete examination by an ENT specialist. He may want to put an instrument down her nose so he can directly visualize the anatomy and see any abnormalities, such as a cancer, that might be present.

So. What is the take home message? From what you have posted your mother needs a complete examination by an ENT specialist, preferably before she bleeds again.

Is there anything else you would like to discuss at this point or have all your questions been answered to your satisfaction?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

She bleed from 1 am until 5 am with some vomiting, because the blood running down the back of her throat. She does take a baby asprin daily and she has high blood pressure it was check this morning at work which was 138 that is good range. I guess my question is does she need an er or ent doctor.

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Hollie,

If she were my mother I would try to get her into an ENT doctor, today if possible.

That is a lot of bleeding. Since it has stopped an ENT surgeon would be more useful then a trip to the ER.

Does that make sense?

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I hope your mother feels better soon.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I basically did not no if the ent would send her er. I guess you can say it about the money paying 50 ent or 100 for er

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
I do not believe that an ENT doctor would send her to the ER. If there were any sort of emergency, he would talk care of it himself, even if he had to admit her to the hospital.

I would take my mom to an ENT doctor today if I were in your place.


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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Hi Hollie,

I was just thinking about your mother today and wondering what the ENT doctor found on Tuesday. I hope everything is fine and the source of her bleeding has been fixed.

Take care and let me know if I can be of any further service.

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