Are continuous nose bleeds a sign of cancer?


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Cancers in the nose are one possible — albeit rare — reason why nosebleeds do not clot and keep on flowing, according to WebMD. Anomalous blood vessels, liver disease and the use of blood thinners also lead to ongoing nosebleeds.

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The most common reason for a nosebleed is trauma to the nose, such as from a hard blow from the outside or repeated aggravation from allergies or cold from the inside, notes WebMD. High blood pressure occasionally contributes to the duration of a nosebleed but is almost never the sole cause. If bleeding is accompanied by bruising or bleeding from other parts of the body, such as blood in bowel movements or urine or bleeding gums while flossing or brushing teeth, it may be a sign of a more serious issue.

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