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Nose bleeds, 3 months after tonsils removed

My DD had her tonsils taken out around Halloween. Had no problems healing. Now she's having reoccurring nose bleeds. It bleeds when she blows her nose, when she sneezes.
Its not just a little pink either, its bright red, sometimes looks like clots.

We have an ENT appointment on Wed but I was just wondering if anyone else experienced this?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:14 AM on Dec. 28, 2009 in Kids' Health

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Answers (7)
  • I never had that happen when I had my tonstils out as a teen. Though with that said I have been having the worse time lately during this winter and have my nose is super dry, dry boogers, bleeds when I sneeze or blow my nose. Not a lot though. Just a tiny bit, but it is red. I have been doing saline drops now and it's really helping for at night.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:37 PM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • 3 MONTHS OLD and she blows her nose? I can't imagine anyone removing tonsils at such a young age. I thought they stopped removing tonsils. See what the ENT says

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:17 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • That happened to my dad after surgery. His had something to do with the anesthesia. He died a few months later due to complications. Don't miss that dr appt.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:18 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • "Nose bleeds, 3 months after tonsils removed"
    Not that her DD is 3 months old, lol

    Does she have allergies? That might be playing into it

    Answer by Gealach at 11:28 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • It could be from allergies or your house is too dry and that causes the nose to bleed. She could also be picking her nose until it bleeds. My son had his tonsils out at 4 1/2 years old and that never happened. He did get strep 3 weeks after he had his tonsils out.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:53 AM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • I would bet it has to do more with the dry winter air than with her tonsils..... does she have a humidifier in her room? If not I would get one.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 5:58 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • Oh I just realized you said sometimes it looks like "clots," might be something surgery related then. I really don't know. Good luck at your appointment.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:38 PM on Dec. 29, 2009