Is having a bloody nose normal while pregnant?


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Nose bleeding during a pregnancy is a common and normal phenomenon, according to NHS Choices. Hormonal changes associated with a pregnancy are responsible for the minor nose bleeding.

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Pregnancies are associated with hormonal changes and increased blood supply to various parts of the body. These two factors increase blood supply and pressure, which can result in rupturing of blood vessels causing the occasional nose bleeding. The nosebleed can be either light or heavy, lasting for a few seconds to several minutes, according to NHS Choices. There is no need to worry unless the nosebleed persists and there is substantial blood loss, in which case medical attention is recommended.

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