View Full Version : Nose Bleed, Problem?
03-03-2007, 02:31 PM
Yes, I did use the search function, it wasnt very conclusive.
Went diving today, nothing extreme, 15' max. I'm not sick nor have i been recently. Came in today and noticed i was bleeding from my nose. Still have a slight pain in the bridge of my nose but no blood coming out my nostrils just a slight drip in my throat, i can "hawk" up the blood and mucus.
Is this going to be a serious issue and should I expect it to bleed long? Any other details I can give to give a better idea of the issue? I feel fine other then the nose pressure and the feeling of swallowing blood drip. Any advice would be great... Thanks.
03-03-2007, 04:23 PM
I've occasionally had minor blood issues, probably from irritated sinuses or nose tissues, and it seems to solve itself.
But three different times I've had gushing nose bleeds that were hard to stop and that started again easily. Only one time was while diving, and the other two were started by such things as sitting on the john straining.
In all cases, an ENT doc said that it was just a case of a thin-walled blood vessel in the nose, and he fixed it by cauterizing the blood vessel.
It doesn't sound like you have that problem, but I just mention the possibility.
03-03-2007, 04:38 PM
I've had the same problem. On alot of dives I'll get the orangish spit tinged with blood. It usually happens when I'm pushing a little too deep, too fast without clearing properly. As my experience has grown, I have noticed less and less of this happening, but occasionally still will.
On one particular dive, in the river water inlet to a fresh water lake, I dove down to about 30 feet. It was so cold that I couldn't take it. I resurfaced and noticed a 10 inch diameter oil slick on the water. It was blood. I evidently just pushed a little too hard in the cold water without being able to "feel" the pressure and "pop", I burst a thin walled blood vessel. It stopped bleeding after a few minutes and I continued to dive.
Don't worry. You'll be fine. If it continues to bleed, just tape a maxipad across the bridge of your nose and rock on! :thumps:
03-03-2007, 04:39 PM
if ur mask is too tight it will push up on the bridge of ur nose too hard and make u bleed a little or at least tjats wat happened to me the first time i went out
03-03-2007, 05:45 PM
Hmm ok, Doesent sound like a whole lot to worry about. Bleeding has stopped for the most part, little bit here and there. I think on some of my last drop's of the day I might have pushed it a little further then I should. Guess I'll have to equalize a little more carefully next time. Last thing I want to be doin is rockin the maxipad mustache.
Dude, It sounds like a minor case of sinus squeeze. I had the same thing happen last December. I lost a fin when I hit the water and had to dive quick to catch it before the current took it. I could not equilize fast enough and heard a pop just as I reached my fin at about 50 feet. I had the worst case of vertigo ever and aborted the dive. After spitting up what I thought was my brains I was O.K. I made 2 more dives that day with no problems. I had the School nurse where I teach check my ear drums for rupture and they were fine.
03-03-2007, 09:35 PM
Yup its sinus squeeze, just little blood vessels bursting no big deal. It can happen for no reason at time but is often due to inproper equalizing or in my case overexertion, goin that extra hour or that extra few feet. Once while I was diving The entire nose part of my mask was bloody. But that was due to not equalizing good due to a cold while scuba diving.
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