Question..... Bloody Nose Concern

idlehunters
idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
For the last few days every time I blow my nose it is lightly bloody and sometimes with small clots. Sorry that sounds gross. Has this happened to anyone else? Maybe I am just getting a sinus infection.... I just started taking oxycodone 3 days ago.... maybe it's that? I thought I would run it by you guys before calling doc just to see if anyone could relate. Thanks guys.

Jennie

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  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Yup
    This past week I have been dealing with a bloody nose. Usually just the one side. I'm glad you brought this up as I was going to post this soon. Because my platelett count is down this is the last thing I need is my nose bleeding loosing even more blood. Seems I get a scab on it - even that is unsightly - and then blow my nose and that whole thing comes out and then it starts bleeding all over again before it quits. I'm just learning to live with a big scab in my nose so that it doesn't start bleeding all over again and again and again. I read on the previous posts that this is normal. Seems like I'm getting everything "normal" - bummer.

    Kim
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    Nose
    I'd get it from time to time, depends on what meds I'm on. I don't think it's anything serious but mention it to your MD.
    -p
  • claud1951
    claud1951 Member Posts: 424
    I beleive bloody noses are
    I beleive bloody noses are just one more thing to have to deal with, specially when your counts are low. If you have to blow, just do so gently. Try not to use a lot of pressure blowing or even picking your nose (that sounds gross but it's the facts). If you bleed to much, you should call the nurse.

    The first time I got one, I was freaked out because I never had bloody noses even as a kid so I called the nurse right away. Also, "cold sores" on mouth and in mouth. Never had those, either, until I was on chemo.
    Seems with low blood counts, everything comes out!

    This to shall pass.

    You take care of yourself
    Claudia
    Stage 3
    NED 2 years
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
    Avastin
    Hi, ya' Jennie

    Are you currently taking Avastin?

    If you and anybody else out there is taking Avastin, this drug can cause nose bleeds and states it in the literature.

    Avastin combined with low platelet counts takes longer for the blood to clot, but eventually it will clot.

    I had nose bleeds when I took Avastin and when I discontinued it, I have not had too many episodes in awhile.

    I would report all symptoms to your oncologist and that way they have a record of you reporting it.

    It is considered a "normal" side effect of this drug and just another hurdle we have to jump over.

    -Craig
  • Julie 44
    Julie 44 Member Posts: 476 Member
    Sundanceh said:

    Avastin
    Hi, ya' Jennie

    Are you currently taking Avastin?

    If you and anybody else out there is taking Avastin, this drug can cause nose bleeds and states it in the literature.

    Avastin combined with low platelet counts takes longer for the blood to clot, but eventually it will clot.

    I had nose bleeds when I took Avastin and when I discontinued it, I have not had too many episodes in awhile.

    I would report all symptoms to your oncologist and that way they have a record of you reporting it.

    It is considered a "normal" side effect of this drug and just another hurdle we have to jump over.

    -Craig

    Me too
    I was getting them almost daily..Not alot of blood but enough...They said it was just one more stupid side effect of the meds......So no need to worry its normal.......Stay strong and fight on.........JULIE
  • idlehunters
    idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787
    Julie 44 said:

    Me too
    I was getting them almost daily..Not alot of blood but enough...They said it was just one more stupid side effect of the meds......So no need to worry its normal.......Stay strong and fight on.........JULIE

    Avastin
    Yes... avastin is part of my cocktail ...... I will let DR know but thanks for your input

    Jennie
  • Wenchie
    Wenchie Member Posts: 88
    Bloody Nose Concern
    I had them too while I was on the oxali. Now I'm on Folfiri and they're starting to come back. My Oncologist suggested I use a saline spray to keep the membrane moist so that those nasty blood clots wouldn't start and get itchy. It helps.
  • lesvanb
    lesvanb Member Posts: 905
    Bloody nose
    I also had bloody noses periodically while on the oxali/5FU. My platelets and WBC dropped but were always close to normal range during this time as well. I used a neti pot with a saline solution during this whole time (and still do) and it helped tremendously in keeping nasal passages clear and less damaged from blowing my nose.

    all the best, Leslie
  • Hatshepsut
    Hatshepsut Member Posts: 336 Member
    lesvanb said:

    Bloody nose
    I also had bloody noses periodically while on the oxali/5FU. My platelets and WBC dropped but were always close to normal range during this time as well. I used a neti pot with a saline solution during this whole time (and still do) and it helped tremendously in keeping nasal passages clear and less damaged from blowing my nose.

    all the best, Leslie

    The Plan
    When my husband was on chemotherapy, he had frequent and profuse nose bleeds.

    What helped us was to have a plan of action when the nose bleeds occurred. I researched nose bleeds on the Internet and talked to our doctor. In the long run, having a plan made things less stressful and, I think, made the duration of his nose bleeds shorter.

    If you haven't already looked up Internet sites, here is a site with good advice:

    Nose Bleeds

    Hatshepsut
  • johnnybegood
    johnnybegood Member Posts: 1,117

    The Plan
    When my husband was on chemotherapy, he had frequent and profuse nose bleeds.

    What helped us was to have a plan of action when the nose bleeds occurred. I researched nose bleeds on the Internet and talked to our doctor. In the long run, having a plan made things less stressful and, I think, made the duration of his nose bleeds shorter.

    If you haven't already looked up Internet sites, here is a site with good advice:

    Nose Bleeds

    Hatshepsut

    good subject
    i have just been thru all this in the past 2 days.my onc said if i have any bleeding from nose ,mouth,urine,or bowels to let her know.i kept having bleeding from my gums.the other morning i got up and looked like a vampire.it was all over my mouth and teth.my platelets were to low so i had to go to hospital and they gave me two units of plasma.so for you out there that have a lot of bleeding call your oncs.you may be hemoraging from the inside.also i got some meds to help me eat i am down to 91lbs and feel so weak.take care and everybody have a good weekend,....Godbless....johnnybegood
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member

    good subject
    i have just been thru all this in the past 2 days.my onc said if i have any bleeding from nose ,mouth,urine,or bowels to let her know.i kept having bleeding from my gums.the other morning i got up and looked like a vampire.it was all over my mouth and teth.my platelets were to low so i had to go to hospital and they gave me two units of plasma.so for you out there that have a lot of bleeding call your oncs.you may be hemoraging from the inside.also i got some meds to help me eat i am down to 91lbs and feel so weak.take care and everybody have a good weekend,....Godbless....johnnybegood

    Best Wishes and Prayers
    I'm saying a prayer for you as I'm writing this and sending out best wishes to the both of you!

    -Craig
  • luv3jay
    luv3jay Member Posts: 533
    Avastin
    Avastin causes bleeding and I have bloody noses quite frequently.
  • bdee
    bdee Member Posts: 304
    luv3jay said:

    Avastin
    Avastin causes bleeding and I have bloody noses quite frequently.

    Nose bleed
    I've been on Avastin since February and was on oxi and Avastin from February through April. I had nose bleeds, but only when my platelet count was low. I am only on Avastin and 5FU now and my platelet count went down this last weeks. So the nose bleed is back. It is gross when you wake up in a puddle of your blood. I try to keep that from my husband, though.

    Debbie
  • Paula G.
    Paula G. Member Posts: 596
    Bloody Nose
    Yap! John (JR) has blood every time he blow's his nose. Side effect of the Chemo drugs. If it gets bad I would ask the doctors though. His platlets have dropped too. They say they aren't low enough to cause a problem but they are watching it. Paula G.