Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Von Willebrand's Disease Nosebleed

Nosebleeds can be a common complication of Von Willebrand's disease.

How to stop a nosebleed:

  • How to stop a nosebleed:
    • Pinch the nose firmly for 15 minutes without letting go. Make sure you are pinching the nose below the nasal bone.
    • Sit upright: do not lie down.
    • Breathe through your mouth.
    • Drink cold water to clear blood from your throat.
    • Seek medical care if the bleeding does not stop.
  • Do not remove blood clots from your nose once the bleeding has stopped.
  • Do not blow your nose for at least 2 days.
  • Do not take aspirin for one week after the nosebleed.
  • Avoid drinking hot liquids.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Avoid exposure to secondary smoke.

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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