What Are Some Common Causes of Sudden Nosebleeds in the Elderly?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 15, 2020 6:21:02 PM ET

Common causes of sudden nosebleeds in the elderly include damage to an artery in the back of the nose, a blow to the face or irritation from a cold, according to WebMD. Sometimes clotting problems caused by blood-thinning medications, aspirin or liver disease contribute to nosebleeds.