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Can blood thinners cause nosebleeds?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner
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Nosebleeds are very common and occur when the fragile blood vessels in the nose are irritated. Blood thinners can cause or worsen nosebleeds. The blood thinners make clotting more difficult; therefore, it may take longer to stop nosebleeds when someone is on blood thinners.

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