Patient is an 11 yrs old – Denies Nasal Trauma or Foreign Objects.
Define POSTERIOR EPISTAXIS, Explain How HEENT (NOSE) would look UPON Physical Assessment (Details and Characterisitcs).
What Are Posterior Epistaxis Common Causes, Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Treatment, Necessary LABS and Diagnostic Tests and What Referrals, Follow-Ups or Consults may be necessary.
When the tissue at the back of your nose in your nasal cavity is damaged and bleeds, it’s called a posterior nosebleed. Blood may come out of your nostrils, but blood can also leak into your throat. This type of nosebleed can be serious. It may be caused by injuries to your nose, but may also be caused by high blood pressure or other conditions.
You likely have a posterior nosebleed if blood comes out of your nose for more than 20 minutes or the nosebleed happens after you’ve gotten a head, nose, or face injury. Posterior nosebleeds are also more common in children between 2 and 10 years old and adults between 50 and 80 years old.
A nosebleed, also known as epistaxis, can happen for a number of reasons. They’re most common when the blood vessels in the tissue of the inside of your nose, called the mucosa, are damaged and start bleeding, often from scratching, from an object inside your nose rubbing against the tissue, or from an injury to your nose.
When the tissue in the front of your nose or the septum, which divides your two nostrils, is damaged and bleeds, it’s called an anterior nosebleed. In this case, blood usually comes out of the front of your nose. These usually aren’t serious, and they tend to stop bleeding and heal on their own quickly.
Posterior nosebleeds can often have external or environmental causes, including:
Posterior nosebleeds can result from taking inflammation medications or blood thinners. Some medical conditions can also cause nosebleeds, including: