Nosebleeds are a common symptom during pregnancy, it usually isn’t a source of concern. In this article, we will shed more light on this symptom, its causes, and the best treatment options.
Although scary and uncomfortable, nosebleeds are very common during pregnancy, about 20% of pregnant women experience this during their pregnancy.
Experts say that your blood volume increases up to 50% during pregnancy. This extra blood circulating in your body can cause the blood vessels in your nose to become more vulnerable, which eventually causes the nosebleed.
During pregnancy, it’s OK to blame everything on the changes in your hormones. Pregnancy hormones can make your nose more congested and sensitive and more prone to bleeding.
When you're pregnant you require more water, which makes you more vulnerable to dehydration. This dehydration causes dryness in your nose which can lead to nosebleeds during pregnancy.
Some medical conditions like allergies or colds can make the blood vessels in your nose become easily irritated which can cause bleeding. Living in a dry environment or constantly air-conditioned surrounding can also increase dryness and bleeding in the nose.
During a nosebleed, blood can come out of both nostrils. Bleeding can happen while you are asleep, and you might wake up with a taste of blood in the back of your throat. It can be alarming and scary, but unless there are other symptoms associated with the bleeds, you shouldn’t be concerned.
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