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Terrible nose bleeds……anyone have these? FEEDBACK PLEASE

Forums General Melanoma Community Terrible nose bleeds……anyone have these? FEEDBACK PLEASE

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    Rita and Charles
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      Hi all, just asking if anyone has experiences really bad nose bleeds – like it comes gushing/dripping out of my husband's nose, at least 2x a week now.  We saw oncologist yesterday, and his blood levels are all good………….but this morning I saw for myself and no one's nose should bleed like his did this morning.  

      He is on BRAF combo and it is working……anyone out there with nose bleed as side effect?

      Thanks on ANY info anyone can share – thanks.

       

      Rita

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        Mat
        Participant

          I've had the issue while on treatment.  Probably not related to treatment.  See an ear, nose and throat specialist (non-cancer).  He/she may be able to cauterize the affected area right in the office.  If you have an issue before the appt, try Afrin nasal spray.

          Mat
          Participant

            I've had the issue while on treatment.  Probably not related to treatment.  See an ear, nose and throat specialist (non-cancer).  He/she may be able to cauterize the affected area right in the office.  If you have an issue before the appt, try Afrin nasal spray.

            Mat
            Participant

              I've had the issue while on treatment.  Probably not related to treatment.  See an ear, nose and throat specialist (non-cancer).  He/she may be able to cauterize the affected area right in the office.  If you have an issue before the appt, try Afrin nasal spray.

              lmhl
              Participant

                could also be from the dryness-try an over the counter saline gel to lubricate the nostrils and a nasal saline mist spray (a non medicated one).  This may help.  It worked for my husband after he had radiation.

                 

                lmhl
                Participant

                  could also be from the dryness-try an over the counter saline gel to lubricate the nostrils and a nasal saline mist spray (a non medicated one).  This may help.  It worked for my husband after he had radiation.

                   

                  lmhl
                  Participant

                    could also be from the dryness-try an over the counter saline gel to lubricate the nostrils and a nasal saline mist spray (a non medicated one).  This may help.  It worked for my husband after he had radiation.

                     

                      davekarrie
                      Participant

                        I am on the Taf/Mek combination and don't have true nose bleeds but lots of blood comes out when blowing nose. It has also been dry too, it's working for me too!!

                        davekarrie
                        Participant

                          I am on the Taf/Mek combination and don't have true nose bleeds but lots of blood comes out when blowing nose. It has also been dry too, it's working for me too!!

                          davekarrie
                          Participant

                            I am on the Taf/Mek combination and don't have true nose bleeds but lots of blood comes out when blowing nose. It has also been dry too, it's working for me too!!

                            Rita and Charles
                            Participant

                              Thanks, if someone else has it…..it kind of makes it "normal" , it happens when he blows his nose too…..soemtimes it just seems like a lot of blood..scary.  I am glad that the combo is working for you too….keep going, stay well.

                              Rita

                              Rita and Charles
                              Participant

                                Thanks, if someone else has it…..it kind of makes it "normal" , it happens when he blows his nose too…..soemtimes it just seems like a lot of blood..scary.  I am glad that the combo is working for you too….keep going, stay well.

                                Rita

                                Rita and Charles
                                Participant

                                  Thanks, if someone else has it…..it kind of makes it "normal" , it happens when he blows his nose too…..soemtimes it just seems like a lot of blood..scary.  I am glad that the combo is working for you too….keep going, stay well.

                                  Rita

                                  Muriel Stanley
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                                    Thanks for posting all of your comments – I’ve just started with nose bleeds and it’s reassuring to know it’s not just me !!
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