The evaluation of nosebleed begins with a history and physical examination.
Physical findings in someone with severe nosebleeds may include:
- Easy bleeding
- Excessive bruising
- Blood in the stool:
- Pale skin
- Rash looks like broken blood vessels under the skin surface
In most cases, no tests are necessary to evaluate a nosebleed. Tests may be necessary to evaluate repeated nosebleeds or excessive bleeding.
Tests that may be used to evaluate repeated nosebleeds may include:
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