What are the potential complications of epistaxis (nosebleed)?

Updated: May 08, 2020
  • Author: Quoc A Nguyen, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Complications of epistaxis may include the following:

  • Sinusitis

  • Septal hematoma/perforation

  • External nasal deformity

  • Mucosal pressure necrosis

  • Vasovagal episode

  • Balloon migration

  • Aspiration

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