Frequent nosebleeds can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'life-threatening'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose frequent nosebleeds, we could:
|Hay Fever||2%||Ruled out|
|Cocaine Addiction||0%||Ruled out|
|Vasomotor Rhinitis||0%||Ruled out|
|Lupus (SLE)||0%||Ruled out|
Roughly how often do you get nosebleeds?
Possible responses:→ Never / rarely / don't know
→ Once or twice per year
→ 3-6 times per year
→ More than 6 times per year
It is a common misconception that nosebleeds are often caused by high blood pressure. Though a high intracapillary pressure may slightly increase risk, it is not a significant cause.
Either acute or chronic sinusitis can cause nosebleeds in some individuals.