Some people have nosebleeds more than others. In most cases, those nosebleeds will have a perfectly innocent cause, such as nose-picking or nose-blowing. But what happens when those bleeds occur every day without cessation—is it normal, is it something you should worry about?
Are Daily Nosebleeds Normal?
This is a tough question to answer. In truth, it’s a little from column A and a little from column B.
In one sense, it’s not “normal” to have nosebleeds every day. Over 60% of people will have at least one nosebleed during their lifetime but only a small percentage of those will have them on a yearly basis and an even smaller number will get them every day.
So, in the strictest sense of the word, it’s not normal. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s something to worry about.
If you’re experiencing daily nosebleeds then it may indicate a problem with your sinuses or another underlying cause, such as medication. It could also be indicative of something more serious, but most nosebleeds have simple and benign causes and they are usually nothing serious.
When Should I Worry?
If the bleed continues for more than 15 minutes and shows no sign of abating, you should consult with a medical professional. You may need emergency care, as that bleeding needs to be stopped before you lose too much blood.
Nampons can help with this, but if you don’t have any Nampons to hand, and the bleeding is consistent and excessive, seek help.
Even if the bleeding is not excessive, you should still make an appointment with your doctor if you are having them every day.