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Epitaxis: Causes and Treatment | SingHealth Duke-NUS Head and Neck Centre

Epistaxis - What it is

Epistaxis refers to bleeding from the nose and is a common complaint with both adults and children. The exact incidence is hard to determine as most cases are minor and patients do not seek treatment. Patients may complain of per-oral bleeding or bloodstain sputum as well since blood can flow backwards and down the throat.

Less common causes

Occasionally, epistaxis may herald uncommon conditions such as the following:

  • Blood coagulation disorders
  • Excessive anti-coagulation
  • Vascular malformations
  • Auto-immune disorders

Epistaxis - Symptoms

Epistaxis - How to prevent?

Epistaxis - Diagnosis

Epistaxis - Treatments

Epistaxis - Preparing for surgery

Epistaxis - Post-surgery care

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