Nosebleed Severity

A nosebleed is severe if: You have moderate to large amounts of blood even after you have pinched the nose shut for 10 minutes. Your nose is still bleeding even after 20 full minutes of direct pressure. A nosebleed is moderate if: You have some bleeding, but direct pressure stops it within 20 minutes. The nose bleeds…

Nosebleed Severity

Nosebleed Severity

A nosebleed is severe if:

  • You have moderate to large amounts of blood even after you have pinched the nose shut for 10 minutes.
  • Your nose is still bleeding even after 20 full minutes of direct pressure.

A nosebleed is moderate if:

  • You have some bleeding, but direct pressure stops it within 20 minutes.
  • The nose bleeds small amounts of blood more than 3 times in 24 hours.

A nosebleed is mild if:

  • You have a little bleeding, but direct pressure stops it within 10 minutes.
  • The nose bleeds no more than 3 times in 24 hours, and each time the bleeding is mild.

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Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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