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Nosebleeds during Pregnancy

May 13, 2013

This article by OMICS Publishing Group is on nosebleeds. This post covers information about nosebleeds, how to stop nose bleeds, nosebleeds-causes, preventive methods and its medical treatments.

About Nosebleeds:

ImageNosebleeds are typical common in pregnancy because of hormone changes. Nosebleeds can be terrifying but provided that you don’t lose a lot of blood, there is nothing to fear about, and they can often be treated at home. The medicinal name for a nosebleed is epistaxis.

During a nosebleed, blood vessels flows from one nasal area, and sometimes from both. It can be large or mild and last from a short time to more than 10 moments. Nosebleeds can occur when you’re sleep. You might feel fluid in the back of your throat before blood comes out of your nasal area.

How to stop Nosebleed:

  • Touch the smooth part of your nasal area, for 10 minutes.
  • Breathe through mouth; this will strain blood down your nasal area instead of down the back of your neck.
  • Stand erect, this decreases the hypertension in the blood vessels of your nose and will prevent further blood loss.
  • Keep a covered ice pack on your nose


The main causes for nose bleeding during pregnancy

  • Increased blood flow
  • Estrogen levels
  • Cold during pregnancy
  • Improve fluid consumption. The more fluids the expectant mother takes in, the less dry the nose will become thus decreasing the possibility of nosebleeds during maternity.
  • While sneezing open your mouth. Closing your mouth during sneezing which place all the pressure on the nose that leads to start a nosebleed.

Preventive Measures:

Medical Treatment:

There are some serious instances to seek the physician’s advices:

  • If the nosebleed is not quit. If after 20 minutes the nasal area does not stop bleeding, there could be a problem with nasal area clots. Then the mother should instantly report to the emergency room where the physicians may have to coagulate the blood vessels to quit the bleeding.
  • The another instance includes a head injury, taking treatment is essential.
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