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My wife is of 30 years old. We recently came back from India. From last week onwards in the morning when she blow nose, there is blood stains in her mucous. is this anything serious which we have to take care of. We live in Glasgow. An answer would be greatly appreciated.


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replied January 21st, 2010
Blood stained discharge from nose
Thank you for your question on ehealthforum.com

Sometimes any minor un-noticed injury to nasal mucosa or infection with swollen mucosa can cause a blood-stained discharge or mucus from the nose. Nose picking when trying to remove a dried up nasal discharge can also injure normal nasal mucosa.

When exposed to hot weather, nasal blood vessels, especially those of mucosa dilate and very fine capillaries (blood vessels) can get injured during forcible blowing and blood-stained discharge can occur.

Any infection which increases blood flow and causes swelling can also cause a blood-stained discharge. Thank you.



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