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    Why does working out give some people nosebleeds?

    Heya! There is this really great kid in our gym (and by kid, I mean he's like 18, which is a kid to an old bat like me) who gets badass nosebleeds whenever he trains. He's really good, like to go hard in MMA and boxing, but when he's working hard his nose just starts bleeding for no reason. The kid is a gamer - he'll usually stuff his nose with kleenex and keep fighting, but it would be much better for him to fix the problem. He's already had it cauterized once, but it hasn't helped. Of course, we told him to see a doctor, but are there any common causes for this we can point him towards? Would high blood pressure do it - when he starts exercising, maybe his blood pressure shoots up?

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    According to my grandpa it is because of nose picking.

    Whenever I get them it seems to be connected to blowing my nose a lot (allergies) and then increased heart rate and blood pressure during training.

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    I'd think it would be the increased blood pressure. Just a guess though, I can't remember it ever happening to me (aside from the normal, getting punched in the face kind of nosebleeds).

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    Assuming he's not a drug abuser (typically aspirin, ibuprofen, or cocaine), he probably has a polyp somewhere in his sinuses, or possibly a nasal infection. He should seek out an Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) specialist and get an x-ray or CT scan of his sinuses.
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    I get them a lot, but not usually unless I get hit in the nose. By "hit" I mean sorta lightly brushed. It gets to be a hassle sometimes when training. Taking aspirin will turn me into a fountain. Ginseng is similar too.

    Apparently, almost all nosebleeds originate close to the nasal opening. FWIW

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    some people Kisselbach's plexus in their noses that can just break off and bleed with the slightest of pressure. Its an anatomical variation of his. Although his medical history is none of our business, but he might have a family history of this, and a history of hospitalizations, he might want to get check for Von Willebrand disease. Does he brusie easily?

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    I used to get that, it was a combination of increased bloodpressure and a weak vein. I decided to pass of getting the area cauterized (doctor recommended at the time) and at some point it just stopped happening.

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    Imm agreeing with Cnagy and Phrost, its probably because hes not breathing right and like squeezing all the pressure to his head which stops the circulation. there for the only other place for the blodo to go is out the nose. if you squeez your fist like your angry, and you just hold it, you should feel pressure on your forearms, and this might seem very irrelavent but dont you notice how peopels faces get red when they're mad or working out? i dont know how to explain it much more then this, but like if you lift a 5 lbs dumbbell its ez, no pressure, no strain, nothing. but if you take something tahts way heavier like lets say 10 pounds over your max, you start to strain in the arms to lift it up, its the same thing, except IMO hes putting the strain on his head too, which he is not suppose to do.

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    I get nose bleeds a lot in the winter. My doc said it has to do with the dry air and what not. i find having a humidifier on when i'm sleeping helps.

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    If you're dehydrated, your skin thins out, which could lead to nosebleeds when your blood pressure is elevated and you have weak arteries or something.

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