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Recurrent nosebleeds to be taken seriously

Two or more nosebleeds during one month can indicated an underlying medical condition such as von Willebrand's disease, hemophilia , high blood pressure, or cancer of the nose. Von Willebrand's disease is a hematological disorder concerning the inability of blood to clot. Nosebleeds can also be caused by nose injuries, cold weather, allergies, blowing the nose vigourously, pregnancy and medications to thin the blood.

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About: Recurrent nosebleeds to be taken seriously

Date: 23 August 2005

Source: ITN

URL: http://www.itn.co.uk/news/453801.html

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