What is epistaxis (nosebleed)?

Updated: May 08, 2020
  • Author: Quoc A Nguyen, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Epistaxis, or bleeding from the nose, is a common complaint. [1] It is rarely life threatening but may cause significant concern, especially among parents of small children. [2] Most nosebleeds are benign, self-limiting, and spontaneous, but some can be recurrent. Many uncommon causes are also noted.


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