Nose Bleeds

Cheryl*G
By Cheryl*G Latest Reply 2010-09-22 18:41:09 -0500
Started 2010-09-06 16:36:26 -0500

I was diagnosed with type 2 this year, my problem and question is has anyone else had problems with severe nose bleeds and if so how do you control them. I have been getting one everyday and it takes 30 minutes or more to stop? I have been to the doctor and he just ignores me and talks about something else. He did tell me one time to put an antibiotic up my nose but that has not helped at all! Please if anyone has any ideas please send them to me thanks!


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Cheryl*G
Cheryl*G 2010-09-22 15:42:51 -0500 Report

Update on my nosebleeds! I have not had that many now. I stopped taking my daily aspirin and the nosebleeds have let up. I had a nosebleed today that lasted maybe 3 minutes instead of 1/2 hour to an hour. And it was thicker and not thin anymore. That was the first one in 3 days since I stopped the aspirin almost a week ago.

Pynetree
Pynetree 2010-09-08 10:10:29 -0500 Report

I've been T2 over 10 yrs. Tend to be a bit anemic always. Have had nosebleeds every now and then, some years worse than others, almost always related to allergies and changes in climate..turning heat on in the fall, making house air dry. Last fall had a few, Dr. had only advice…squeeze bridge of nose, keep head upright, etc. Woke up in wee hours of the morning with severe bleeds…several hours long. 4 visits to ER, they would cauterize and sometimes pack. But on the 5th visit they hospitalized me because my Hemoglobin dropped so low, it was causing heart problems. So make your doctor find the cause and treat these nose bleeds.

Cheryl*G
Cheryl*G 2010-09-08 14:19:08 -0500 Report

Believe me I have tried for the last 4 months and all I get from him is well the inside of your nose has probably been taking longer to heal being diabetic and it will stop. I have called the clinic for 2 weeks straight everyday and still have gotten no help. The dr. looked at my nose and said" It's not healing then walked out of the room and nothing was done. I even had my nose start bleeding right there and he handed me paper towels and walked out. It took 30 minutes to get it to stop bleeding.

Cheryl*G
Cheryl*G 2010-09-07 22:11:36 -0500 Report

Thanks Gabby but I'm not on blood thinners! I have been trying to get him to listen and he just ignores the problem. I wish I could change drs. but he is the only one in our area that is close to where I live! And thank you kdroberts but I will pass on the steroids!

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-09-07 20:43:59 -0500 Report

I used to get them a lot, still do from time to time. Mine were usually related to allergies, pressure changes in weather and low humidity. I took a nasal steroid for a couple of weeks once and while I did and for about a month after I had multiple bleeds per day. It's probably not a big deal but your doctor should take your concerns seriously and address them.

Cheryl*G
Cheryl*G 2010-09-09 21:42:48 -0500 Report

No nosebleed today! I went to the health food store and she is diabetic and was always getting nosebleeds and she told me to use some stuff called un-petroleum jelly. I bought some and my nose is not dry and it no longer hurts.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2010-09-22 16:51:43 -0500 Report

Sounds like KY jelly or surgical lube. That is an old CNA remedy for people who were on 02 and noses were dry and irritated due to being on 02.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-09-07 20:21:56 -0500 Report

Ok, first...find a new doctor or have a discussion with your current one to let him know that you WILL be taken seriously. A bloody nose is a sign of something going on. If it is new for you, then there is a reason and he needs to help you find out.
Many diabetics are put on a blood thinning medicine to help our kidneys. Perhaps that is the issue. Maybe it is just dry air or it could be something else. He needs to look at that...seriously.

Cheryl*G
Cheryl*G 2010-09-06 17:28:06 -0500 Report

Yes I have high blood pressure. I monitior it daily and it has been running 110/70. I'm not on any blood thinners. My doctor says I'm not anemic. As for meds just the ones I have been on since diagnosed 6 months ago!

MAYS
MAYS 2010-09-06 17:15:47 -0500 Report

Have you, or do you check your blood pressure?
Do you have high blood pressure?
What about anemia?

Diabetics should monitor their blood pressure constantly since the heart, and the vascular system of a diabetic are under constant stress, are you taking any type of blood thinners, or any other type of medication(s)?

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/76...

~Mays~