Pregnancy can be an exciting and joyous time in a woman’s life. Though it is usually filled with positive anticipation and joy, it can also bring a fair amount of anxiety, especially when it comes to physical changes. One of the changes that many pregnant women worry about are nosebleeds. Are nosebleeds common during pregnancy, and if so, what can be done about them? In this blog post, we will discuss the causes of nosebleeds during pregnancy, and provide tips on how to manage them. We will also provide insight on when to seek medical advice and address any additional concerns.
What can cause nose bleeding during pregnancy?
Pregnancy-related changes to your body can result in nosebleeds. There are a few reasons this happens:
Why are nosebleeds common during pregnancy?
Your body has more blood flowing through it and your heart is working harder during the first trimester. As a result, more blood is pumped to the lining of your nasal passage (inside your nose). Because your nose contains tiny blood vessels, the increased blood volume may occasionally harm those blood vessels and cause them to rupture, resulting in a nosebleed.
Additionally, nosebleeds during pregnancy may be brought on by hormonal changes.
Your nose may become more blocked than usual and feel stuffy as a result of these changes. Your gums may also feel swollen and may bleed.
One or both nostrils may bleed for a few seconds or a few minutes during a nosebleed. The blood flow can be light or quite heavy. If you experience a nosebleed while you’re sleeping at night, you might feel blood running down the back of your throat before you can sit up. It will then come out of your nose.
Why do pregnant women get nosebleeds?
Due to the pressure of the new blood flowing throughout your body during pregnancy, the blood vessels in your nose expand, making pregnant people more susceptible to nosebleeds. Your blood supply increases by as much as 50% when youre pregnant Your nose’s blood vessels are incredibly delicate and brittle. Imagine a balloon being filled with water. That delicate latex balloon will eventually lose its ability to expand and burst as a result of the pressure. That is what occurs to your nose’s blood vessels during pregnancy. Pregnancy hormone changes can cause nosebleeds and make your nose feel congested and stuffy.
The medical term for nosebleeds is called epistaxis. Nosebleeds are treatable and rarely cause pregnancy complications.
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