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what causes bloody noses in a 14 year old boy He has had ...

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what causes bloody noses in a 14 year old boy? He has had three in the past 24 hours. Hes has had a cold recently, but is feeling better. He's 6 ft. tall 150 lbs. Very healthy otherwise--eats like a horse!
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Amanda replied 10 years ago.

Approximately how much blood is present when the nosebleed occurs? Is his nose dry and has he been blowing his nose very frequently? Has he been messing with his nose and picking it?

Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Amanda's Post: He hasn't been blowing his nose a lot. He has picked it a little, but again, no--not picking it. And there's a lot of blood. One of the nose bleeds, the first one, was the worst, the second was in the shower and when he got out and the third was at the the dinner tablelast night.