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When should I call my doctor if I have epistaxis (nosebleed)?

If you have a nosebleed, a professional should be called if:
  • Bleeding hasn't stopped after 30 minutes of direct pressure to the bridge of your nose; blood runs down the back of your throat even when the bridge of your nose is pinched.
  • The bleeding is caused by an injury and you suspect that your nose is broken.

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