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My 13 yr old son woke up with a nose bleed this morning.

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My 13 yr old son woke up with a nose bleed this morning. After going back to sleep, he then woke up and threw up blood. Is it from the blood drawing to his stomach or something more severe?
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Customer: No, he has never had the vomitting of blood, but does have nosebleeds on occasion
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** being a medical specialist I would be able to assist you in your query.

Please note that the answer provided is for information purpose only and does not substitute a Doctor - Patient Consultation in Clinic

I would like some more information :

Did he have difficulty in breathing ?

Does he normally bleed from the nose on other previous occasions ?

Does he have any abdominal pain ?

Does he have any blood in stools or black stools ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No trouble breathing. Does have around 3 or 4 nosebleeds a year. Says his stomach hurts a little but is eating at this very moment. No noticeable blood or black stools. He had what appears to be a broken blood vessel in his left eye earlier this week.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Is there any family history of bleeding problems from your side or his fathers side ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He is adopted. It has been with us for 10 yrs
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He has been with us for 10 yrs
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you very much for the information.

If you do not have a family history in mind.

I would suggest you to get the following screening tests done :

prothrombin time

plasma thromboplastin time

bleeding time

clotting time

complete blood count

blood group testing

hemoglobin for thalassemia trait study

The present issue at hand does not sound alarming as he may have thrown up the swallowed blood .

But it is better to investigate as a baseline.

Do let me know if you have any further queries.

It definitely does not sound like a bleeding issue from the stomach as there are no other significant symptoms.

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Do you Agree with what I have mentioned ?

Do you have any further queries?

I am awaiting a response from you .

Regards

Dr Pravin

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Please do let me know if you still have your concern. I am awaiting a message from you .

I would be happy to help you