astrid Posted July 5, 2012 Share Posted July 5, 2012 I saw the post earlier about the ER and impending surgery for a hive member's nosebleeds, and have been meaning to ask here about them for a week. Last week Molly had two really bad nosebleeds on the same day. Right before she boarded the bus from her music camp to head across the state to the final concert, her nose just started to GUSH. Of course, she was dressed in her concert black and whites, and her shirt was pretty bloody. The camp nurse got it to slow down a bit, packed her nostrils with gauze, gave her a basin and sat with her on the bus all the way to the concert site, which was about an hour ride. Molly's friend called me to let me know what was happening, and to ask me to bring another white shirt to the concert. Molly texted me from the venue, saying the bleed had stopped but the nurse told her to not to rehearse-- she plays the oboe which means she uses tremendous pressure. I brought a towel with me to the concert just in case she got another one on the way home-- another hour 's ride. She made it through the concert but as SOON as we walked in the door at 11:30 pm it started to gush again. It was almost exactly 12 hours after the first one, and it was pretty gruesome. It didn't drip, it streamed. When she blew her nose, a clot came out that was about three inches in diameter. It was pretty freaky-- I've never had a nosebleed in my life. Molly wasn't too disturbed, and she's had a few in the past, but nothing like these two. Should I call the pediatrician? Is this a regular teenage thing or is it something that should be addressed? She seems fine otherwise. Anyone else have nosebleeds like this??? astrid Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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