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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Nose bleeds

10/30/2008

Question:

I have been having low platelets (ranging from 60k - 115k) and was later discovered to be platelets clumping. However, recently I have been experiencing nose bleeds which flows to my mouth within seconds, every few days for the past month or so. It is likely due to some trauma, as it happens while I rub my nose.

Can it be more than just platelets clumping (I don`t know if clumping can be dangerous, the doctors just brushed it off)? Can it also be stress-induced?

Answer:

Platelet clumping causes the platelet count to look low but it is usually really normal and should not give problems such as nose bleeds.

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Response by:

Eric H Kraut, MD Eric H Kraut, MD
Professor of Hematology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University