Epistaxis history and symptoms
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The hallmark of epistaxis is nosebleed. History of nose-picking, facial trauma, hypertension and coagulopathy may be found. The less common symptoms of epistaxis include fainting, dizziness, and hypovolemic shock.
- Allergy symptoms
- Bleeding in other areas
- Common cold
- Foreign bodies
- History of nasal irritation
- Previous epistaxis
- Sinus/tooth pain
- Some factors may worsen the nose bleeding or act as triggers such as: nose blowing habit, excessive coughing, which may happen in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, straining, as happens in case ofconstipation and benign prostatic hyperplasia, and lifting heavy objects.
- Refractory nosebleed or profuse bleeding may be suggestive of posterior epistaxis.
- The hallmark of epistaxis is nose bleeding.
Less Common Symptoms
- Heavy epistaxis can cause hypovolemia. As a result, dizziness and fainting can be symptoms of epistaxis.
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