some bleeding from nose and congestions

Meowycat Member Posts: 66

Good Morning Everyone,

Hope you are all well. It's been a while since I have been on the site. Mom is hanging in there with her treatements. Has anyone noticed blood pieces mixed with mucous coming out of their nose? Is this from the chemotherapy? Her oncologist seems to believe this is a non issue. But she is also saying she feels congested.


Warmest Regards,




  • ubcreative
    ubcreative Member Posts: 19

    Hi Nellie. I get that too. I think it's from the Avastin, is that what she's on?

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,643 Member
    The whole si months

    I had  bloody nose, not runny but bloody sores, the whole seven months of treatment (FOLFOX).  When the sores got bad I would gently apply with a Q-Tip, some Ploysporin. 

  • Chelsea71
    Chelsea71 Member Posts: 1,169
    Avastin causes this.  It is

    Avastin causes this.  It is very common.  Most people experience this side effect.  It's nothing to worry about.  Good luck.



  • MaryCarol5
    MaryCarol5 Member Posts: 102

    Yes, I have had both a runny nose and slight bleeding for several days after chemo.  It was listed as a side effect on the sheets I received from my onc.   I was doing FOLFOX but now only 5FU and still have the problem.

  • Deena11
    Deena11 Member Posts: 199

    I also had that happening to me while I was in treatment.


  • serenity101
    serenity101 Member Posts: 82
    same thing

    I had the same thing on FOLFOX + Avastin, somewhat less since removing Oxaliplatin from the mix, but still there.

  • geotina
    geotina Member Posts: 2,111

    My husband had this continually.  I think this is a very common side effect.  Saline nasal spray does help break things up and then you can blow it out or it will run out.   Sounds gross but it worked quite well for George.  I think what he used was Simply Saline. 

    Take Care - Tina

  • Meowycat
    Meowycat Member Posts: 66

    Thanks everyone for your input. I had her rinse with a saline spray and neti pot and some mucous and blood did come out. Her chemo regimine is Fofiri and Zaltrap.


    Love all of you,