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When I wake up in the morning, and try to clean my nose, i have blood in my nasal mucus. The quantity is little, but bothers me. I have no past medical history, no accidents to the face, and no allergies. I am worried.

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replied November 30th, 2010
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A17452
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the blood from the nasal mucosa on cleaning the nose
The nose has many blood vessels in it to help warm and humidify the air you breathe. These vessels lie close to the surface, making them easy to injure.
The most common causes are dryness (often caused by indoor heat in the winter) and nose picking. These 2 things work together -- nose picking occurs more often when mucus in the nose is dry and crusty.
Other, less common, causes include injuries, colds, allergies or cocaine use. Older people may have atherosclerosis (which is the hardening of the arteries), infections, high blood pressure and blood clotting disorders, or they may be taking drugs like aspirin that interfere with blood clotting. Sometimes, the cause of nosebleeds can't be determined.
You must consult your personal physician to determine the exact cause as the same is not possible online.
Hope this helps.Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.

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