Nose Bleeding (Epistaxis)

Nose Bleeding (Epistaxis)

Nose bleeding is one of the most common conditions faced by otolaryngologists. Active nosebleeds occur in approximately 5-10% of the population each year.

90% of nosebleeds are mild and stop on their own.

Bleeding is common because the nasal mucosa is nourished by a very dense vascular network and has a dense contact with the external environment.

Nosebleeds can originate from the front or back of the nose. Bleeding from the anterior side is usually lighter and occurs due to upper respiratory tract infections, hay fever, etc. Bleeding from the back, on the other hand, occurs mostly in adults and for more serious reasons such as tumors and hypertension.

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