How common is epistaxis (nosebleed)?

Updated: May 08, 2020
  • Author: Quoc A Nguyen, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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The true prevalence of epistaxis is not known, because most episodes are self-limited and thus are not reported. When medical attention is needed, it is usually because of either the recurrent or severe nature of the problem. Treatment depends on the clinical picture, the experience of the treating physician, and the availability of ancillary services. [3, 4, 5, 6]


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