Nose Bleed That Started Spontaneously Symptoms & Causes

Understand nose bleed that started spontaneously symptoms, including 10 causes & common questions.

This symptom can also be referred to as: bloody nose for no reason

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Contents

  1. 10 Possible Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics
  4. Related Articles

10 Possible Nose Bleed That Started Spontaneously Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced nose bleed that started spontaneously. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Normal nosebleed (epistaxis)

A bloody nose can be caused by a host of things, but is often idiopathic (without cause).

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: bloody nose, vomiting with streaks of blood

Symptoms that always occur with normal nosebleed (epistaxis): bloody nose

Symptoms that never occur with normal nosebleed (epistaxis): severe nosebleed, nausea or vomiting

Urgency: Self-treatment

Hemophilia a

Hemophilia A is an inherited (genetic) disorder which causes the blood to have a deficiency or absence of coagulation factor VIII, which is a protein that is needed to create blood clots. This can result in bleeding that starts on its own, or uncontrollable bleeding after trauma or surgery.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: spontaneous shoulder pain, difficulty moving the shoulder, rectal bleeding, unexplained/excessive bleeding from cuts or wounds, pink/blood-tinged urine

Symptoms that always occur with hemophilia a: unexplained/excessive bleeding from cuts or wounds

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Chronic allergies

Allergies are an overreaction by the immune system to something that does not bother most other people. Many people who have allergies are sensitive to pollen, but other things such as dust mites, animal dander, cockroaches, and mold can also cause a reaction.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: fatigue, irritability, trouble sleeping, runny nose, congestion

Symptoms that never occur with chronic allergies: fever, yellow-green runny nose, chills, muscle aches

Urgency: Self-treatment

Side-effect(s) of chemotherapy

Unfortunately, chemotherapy has many side-effects, ranging from hair loss to fatigue to nausea. This occurs because the treatment affects not only diseased cells but also healthy cells.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: fatigue, loss of appetite, arthralgias or myalgias, dizziness, sore throat

Symptoms that never occur with side-effect(s) of chemotherapy: headache resulting from a head injury

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Blood issue that needs further testing

Your blood cells form in your bone marrow. Sometimes, the bone marrow produces abnormal cells. These cells can crowd out the healthy blood cells, making it hard for blood to do its work.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: fatigue, nausea, shortness of breath, muscle aches, fever

Urgency: In-person visit

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Immune thrombocytopenia

Platelets are tiny cells in the blood that help form blood clots and seal minor cuts and wounds. Immune thrombocytopenia, also known as immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), is a condition where there are not enough platelets in the blood, causing easy bruising and tiny reddish purple dots on the skin from bleeding under the surface.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: being severely ill, rectal bleeding, red stool, unexplained/excessive bleeding from cuts or wounds, unexplained bruising

Symptoms that always occur with immune thrombocytopenia: being severely ill

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Head and neck cancer

There are five main types of head and neck cancer, which are all named according to the part of the body where they develop: laryngeal (voice box), nasal cavity and sinus, nasopharyngeal (air passage way behind the nose), oral (mouth), and salivary gland cancers. Most of these cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), meaning they begin in the flat (squamous) cells that make up the thin surface layer of the structures in the head and neck.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: loss of appetite, unintentional weight loss, hoarse voice, neck bump, ear canal pain

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Gaucher's disease

Gaucher's disease is the result of a buildup of certain fatty substances in certain organs, particularly the spleen and liver. This causes these organs to become much larger than normal and can affect their function.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: joint pain, spontaneous bone pain, thigh pain, hip pain that comes and goes, fever

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Hypertensive crisis

Hypertensive crisis occurs when your blood pressure becomes dangerously high (180/120 mm Hg), to a level that can damage your organs. Hypertensive crisis is categorized as "hypertensive urgency" if the blood pressure is high without damage to organs, and as "hypertensive emergen...

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Osler-weber-rendu syndrome (hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia)

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia is a genetic disorder that leads to abnormal blood vessel formations all over your body, causing bleeding.

Rarity: Ultra rare

Top Symptoms: nose bleed that started spontaneously, small, dilated capillaries, red rash

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Nose Bleed That Started Spontaneously

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Do you have any issues with bruising?
  • Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Have you ever been diagnosed with cancer?
  • Do you have an object stuck in your nose?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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Nose Bleed That Started Spontaneously Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced nose bleed that started spontaneously have also experienced:

  • 6% Headache
  • 5% Fatigue
  • 3% Nausea

People who have experienced nose bleed that started spontaneously were most often matched with:

  • 60% Hemophilia A
  • 20% Normal Nosebleed (Epistaxis)
  • 20% Chronic Allergies

People who have experienced nose bleed that started spontaneously had symptoms persist for:

  • 56% Less than a day
  • 17% Less than a week
  • 14% Over a month

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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