Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Nose Bleed Underlying Cause

The most common cause of nosebleeds is irritation to the lining of the nose. Once the lining is irritated, cracked or torn, the blood vessels can rupture and start to bleed.

Causes of nosebleeds include:

Rare causes of nosebleeds include:

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Last Updated: Mar 26, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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