Nose bleeding when cleaning after 1 month post op
Bleeding following rhinoplasty is almost expected within the first 5 days. Following that, it is very important to know that your nose, including its lining, has a very rich blood supply, and that any trauma to the nose is almost guaranteed to result in bleeding. I am mostly concerned regarding your "cleaning of the nose". Please note, your nose does not require you to perform any form of cleaning that is more aggressive than gentle dabbing. At most, I instruct all of my patients to use nasal saline mist at least 4 times per day to humidify the nose and ensure the home environmental air is also humid. Secondly, I instruct them to apply a specific ointment to the nose to keep the nasal lining and the incisions moist. Dry incisions can crack and bleed, which will lead to crusting, subsequent picking, bleeding, and vicious cycle of unpleasantness. My first recommendation to you would be to follow-up with your surgeon and review care instructions in detail. Next, remember that you should not touch or rub and portion of the inside of the nose for any reason, not even cleaning. Your nose may scab and crust internally, and the nasal sprays and ointment will help fix this slowly, allowing for your nasal lining and incisions to heal appropriately. If the crusting is significant, your surgeon should be happy to assist you with this and perform it safely in the clinic. Best of luck!