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spontaneous nosebleeds

Diagnosed with hep C (6 months ago}. No treatment started yet. However, having frequent nosebleeds all of the sudden. What's the connection?
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Hi Jack,

Welcome to the discussion group. Tell us more about your diagnosis; what did they tell you about how much fibrosis, or scarring of the liver might have occurred? How long do you feel you might have been infected?

One reason for spontaneous nose bleeds could be advanced liver disease; the spleen can ‘sequester’ blood platelets when cirrhosis is present. If platelets become very low, blood will no longer form clots and spontaneous bleeding can become a problem.

More significantly, bleeding can occur in the esophagus, in some cases this can become an emergency situation. They can be remedied easily enough by band ligation; but needs to be addressed.

A simple blood test can give a good snapshot of what’s going on; your nosebleeds might not be related to cirrhosis at all, but you should certainly follow up with a doctor to be sure.

Let us know how it goes,

Bill
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I had several nosebleeds when I was first diagnosed... turns out my blood pressure was through the roof, quite naturally. When I learned about the disease and got ahold of myself, my pressure and anxiety dropped way off back to normal, and the nosebleeds ceased.

Do you have high blood pressure?
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