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Bloody post nasal drip during a sinus infection?

Hi, wondering if anyone (pregnant or not) has experienced any issues with sinusitis and blood tinged post nasal discharge? There is also blood is nose mucous often when I give it a good blow. Thanks!
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973741 tn?1342342773
Ya, blood is not uncommon with a chronic sinus issue. Have you been seen by a doctor for this?  Are you pregnant??
Hi, yes I am pregnant (now 28 weeks). My doctor referred me “urgently” to an ENT specialist but I can only get an appointment in 3 weeks.
The reasons I am putting the question out there for both pregnant and non pregnant people is that I had this issue prior to pregnancy too - no frank bleeding but just blood tinged mucous occasionally. Thanks.
973741 tn?1342342773
Hello, congrats on the pregnancy.  Appreciate your sharing your experience and hope you come back after the ENT visit.  My son has swollen turbinates on the surface of his nasal cavity.  This can cause some bleeding in terms of bloody noses or blood tinged mucus.  He has allergies.  we used a saline wash and then Afrin for only a week (that you'd need to check if you can use when pregnant . . . he is a child and he was okay to use it but it is for short time only).  He also started on allergy otc medication that helped.  When my sinuses are dry, I get blood tinged mucus/snot as well.  

How is your pregnancy going?!!  
Hi, thank you for your reply.

Did and ENT diagnose your son with swollen turbinates? Is this a structural thing or just temporary due to allergies? Thanks
973741 tn?1342342773
My son was sent to an ENT after his pediatrician noted the issues.  Poor guy!  For him, it was an aggravation from his allergies and possibly, so lovely, during the night trying to itch his sinus cavity. So the turbinates got funky.  We did the routine for 2 weeks to shrink them with the hopes it would work (which it did) and he started allergy medication (which should be safe during pregnancy).  If it wasn't cleared up . . . he would have possibly had surgery to cauterize the  vessels under the sinus cavity.  It never came to that, thank goodness.  Can you see an ENT?  
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