In this situation, you should always be evaluated by your surgeon.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Yes. Do not worry
if you are experiencing nose bleeds at a much higher rate than normal, even after
the initial week following your nose job. Nosebleeds after a rhinoplasty are
generally triggered from dryness concentrated in the nostrils, and can occur
anywhere from directly after surgery to a few weeks following surgery. If you
feel as if your nosebleeds are occurring at a faster than normal rate, feel
free to contact me and schedule an office visit so I can evaluate your
situation in person.
Some bleeding after rhinoplasty surgery is normal especially within the first 7-10 days. Your bleeding should be evaluated by your physician and can probably be easily corrected. If he is in surgery, he should have an answering service that can connect you to him. I would expect he would want to talk to you about this.
Hello, I would suggest that you contact the original treating surgeon as he/she should be aware of the situation and make recommendations. I would double check to make sure that you are not taking any NSAIDS like Motrin or Aspirin. Herbal medications can also be an issue as well such as Vitamin E, Vitamin D, fish oil etc. There may be a small area that is irritated from an intra-nasal splint or from some area elewhere that was operated on. It is hard to say without an actual examination of the inside of the nasal cavity. I do suggest that you take an appointment with the surgeon to have this examined.
Depending on what was done internally with a rhinoplasty nasal bleeding is not totally unexpected. In any event it should be reported to your surgeon.
If you have persistent nasal bleeding after a rhinoplasty you may need to be seen by your surgeon as soon as possible.
A small amount of bleeding is normal and expected in the first few days after rhinoplasty. However, 35-40 gauze pads is excessive, and should be evaluated by your surgeon in a timely manner.
It´s common to have some bleeding a week after rhinoplasty but only for a short time. Minor bleeding shouldn´t cause a problem, but I recommend that you go see your doctor for an evaluation just to be safe.
There can be a bit of bleeding in the first week after rhinoplasty, however if the bleeding will not stop and your surgeon is not available you might have to visit the emergency room for help with the situation.
Nose bleeds after rhinoplasty are common but usually only last for a short period of time. You should see your surgeon for evaluation if the bleeding persists. Good luck. Donald R. Nunn MD