Nose Bleeds in Long Island, NY
The tiny blood vessels inside your nose can break quite easily, leading to nose bleeds. Trauma to the nose is only one way that these blood vessels can break. Eunice E. Park, MD, a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose, and throat (otolaryngology) specialist, works with the residents of Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York to determine the cause of their nose bleeds and recommend appropriate treatment and prevention.
What are Nose Bleeds?
Inside your nose are tiny vessels that deliver blood to keep the tissues healthy. These vessels are very easy to break, especially if you experience problems in the nasal cavity. Nosebleeds happen to patients of all ages but are most common amongst children who are two to 10 years old and older adults between 50 and 80 years old.
Benefits of Treatment for Nose Bleeds
Nose bleeds are classified based on where they occur in the nose — either the front or back of the nose. Most nosebleeds happen in the front of the nose and can be treated at home. Those that occur in the back of the nose may require medical attention because the blood can flow into the mouth and throat.
What are the Common Symptoms of Nose Bleeds?
Anterior nosebleeds are those that occur in the front of the nose. The primary symptom is blood draining from one or both nostrils. Posterior nosebleeds occur in the back of the nose and may result in blood flowing into the mouth and nose when the person is standing.
How are Nose Bleeds Diagnosed and Treated?
Anterior nosebleeds that happen occasionally can be treated at home. If you have frequent anterior nose bleeds or posterior nosebleeds, you should consult with Dr. Park. She will recommend treatments for the underlying cause of your nose bleeds, such as treatments for:
- Dry nasal cavity
- Harsh blowing of the nose due to congestion or blockages
- Tumors and nasal polyps
- Nasal fractures
- Blood clotting disorders
- Certain medical conditions that cause an overgrowth of vessels in the back of the nose
How Much Does Treatment for Nose Bleeds Cost in Long Island, NY?
Diagnosing and treating your nose bleeds may be covered by medical insurance depending on the nature of the problem. After your consultation, we review your coverage to determine an estimated out-of-pocket cost. You may incur additional charges based on the determination by your insurance carrier. For your portion, we offer several convenient payment options, such as cash, checks and major credit cards.
Nosebleeds can be a nuisance at best or an indication of a problem in your nasal cavity. If you live in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York and suffer from chronic or frequent nosebleeds, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Park.