Nosebleeds
New York Sinus & Thyroid Surgery Center – Edward J. Shin M.D.
New York Sinus & Thyroid Surgery Center – Edward J. Shin M.D.
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Nosebleed Treatment NYC

Chronic Nosebleeds

Nosebleed treatment in NYC can help reduce the frequency of chronic and reoccurring nosebleeds. Most people will suffer occasional nosebleeds at various times in their lives. For some people, however, chronic nosebleeds can be a source of inconvenience and worry. Frequent nosebleeds are common in many children and adults – particularly older adults who may be on aspirin or other blood-thinning medications. While most chronic nosebleeds are relatively harmless and easy to treat, chronic nosebleeds can sometimes be a sign of a more serious underlying condition, such as an infection, nasal polyps, bleeding disorders, and in rare cases, cancer. If you or your child experience frequent nosebleeds, then you may benefit from a consultation with our sinus doctor at New York Sinus & Thyroid Surgery Center. Dr. Edward Shin is a leading sinus specialist who can evaluate the cause of your condition and offer nosebleed treatment options that may prevent or reduce the frequency of future occurrences.

NOSEBLEEDS OVERVIEW
CAN BE ACUTE, FREQUENT, OR REOCCURRING
TYPICALLY CAUSED BY IRRITATION, NASAL DRYNESS, OR INFECTION
CHRONIC NOSEBLEEDS MAY BE AN INDICATOR OF AN UNDERLYING CONDITION
MANY NOSEBLEEDS ARE CAUSED BY PHYSICAL TRAUMA TO THE NOSE
CAN BE EXACERBATED BY CERTAIN MEDICATIONS, ASPIRIN, OR BLOOD THINNERS
A PROFESSIONAL EVALUATION CAN DETERMINE THE CAUSE(S) OF YOUR NOSEBLEEDS
MAY AFFECT PATIENTS OF ALL AGES
NON-SURGICAL TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE TO REDUCE THE FREQUENCY OF NOSEBLEEDS
MINIMALLY INVASIVE TREATMENTS CAN STOP NOSEBLEEDS WITH VIRTUALLY NO DOWNTIME
Nosebleeds Treatment

What Causes Nosebleeds?

The nose has countless small blood vessels that can bleed easily if irritated or damaged. There are many different causes for nosebleeds (also known as epistaxis), including trauma to the nose, nasal irritation from infections or dry air, and bleeding disorders that prevent blood from properly clotting. Some patients who take aspirin and other blood thinners may be more prone to nosebleeds. Repeated blowing of your nose can also irritate the nose and cause nosebleeds. The development of nasal polyps (teardrop-shaped growths located inside the nasal cavity) can contribute to chronic nosebleeds. In rarer cases, nosebleeds can be a sign of liver disease or cancer.

If you suffer from frequent nosebleeds, it is important to determine the cause of your condition in order to identify and treat any serious problems. Dr. Shin will meet with you to discuss your nosebleeds. He will conduct a physical examination that may include using an endoscope to examine the inside of your nasal passages. Dr. Shin can also order any additional tests that may be necessary.

NOSEBLEED CAUSES
ALLERGIES
SINUS INFECTIONS
DRYNESS IN NASAL PASSAGES
PHYSICAL TRAUMA TO THE NOSE
VIGOROUS NOSE BLOWING
MEDICATIONS (ASPIRIN OR OTHER BLOOD THINNERS)
BLEEDING & CLOTTING DISORDERS
LIVER DISEASE OR CANCER
NASAL POLYPS

Who Can Get Nosebleeds?

Patients of all ages can experience nosebleeds. Children often suffer acute or frequent nosebleeds due to accidents, trauma to the nose, and nasal irritation caused by allergies or infections. Adults can also suffer from nosebleeds due to the same factors. Older adults who take blood thinners and aspirin may be more susceptible to frequent nosebleeds.

What Are Some Common Nosebleed Treatments?

There are numerous nosebleed treatments that can be performed in-office. Depending on the cause(s) for your frequent nosebleeds, Dr. Shin may treat your condition by cauterizing the blood vessels in your nose with silver nitrate or radiofrequency ablation. Cauterization is a simple procedure that can be completed using a topical anesthetic applied to the inside of the nasal passage. The silver nitrate or radiofrequency heat will help to seal the blood vessels and prevent further bleeding. More complicated conditions may require Dr. Shin to pack the nasal cavity temporarily to stop the bleeding.

When Do I Need To See A Doctor About Nosebleeds?

Most people can treat their occasional nosebleeds at home by pinching the nose at the soft part between the end and bridge of their nose until the bleeding stops. You should slightly tilt your head forward so the blood does not run down the back of your throat. If you are suffering from a nosebleed that doesn’t stop after 30 minutes, or if you experience dizziness, a rapid heartbeat, or trouble breathing, you should seek emergency medical help. If you suffer from frequent nosebleeds, you should make an appointment at our NYC office to be evaluated. Dr. Shin can determine if your nosebleeds are a sign of a more serious medical condition and offer treatment options that may bring you relief from chronic nosebleeds.

What Can I Expect Following My Nosebleed Treatment?

There is no downtime required and you can resume daily activities immediately following your nosebleed treatment. Patients may experience minor itching or discomfort for a few days. You should avoid touching and blowing your nose as much as possible for the next few weeks. Vigorous exercise, bending down, and sudden head movements should be avoided until permitted by our nosebleed doctor. Over-the-counter pain medication can typically relieve any discomfort you may feel following your nosebleed treatment.

How Do I Learn More About Nosebleed Treatment In NYC?

Our sinus surgeon in NYC would be happy to discuss nosebleed treatments in more detail with you. To schedule a consultation, please call 646.943.7985 or request an appointment online at our NYC office.

WHAT PATIENTS SAY ABOUT DR. SHIN

Edward J. Shin, M.D.

NEW YORK SINUS & THYROID SURGERY CENTER

310 E. 14TH STREET
6TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10003

646.943.7985

New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Of Mount Sinai

NEW YORK SINUS & THYROID SURGERY CENTER

310 E. 14TH STREET
6TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10003

646.943.7985