Hi, I had rhinoplasty (open) with some bone work on the ridge too about 10 weeks ago and I sometimes get a few small spots of blood when I blow my nose in the tissue, same when I clean around the edge with a Q-tip. Its not always maybe 50% of the time. Is this small spot bleeding normal after 10 weeks, should I be concerned? I have not had any nose bleeds or bumped my nose either. Thanks
Small Spots of Blood Sometimes in Tissue when Blowing 10 Weeks After Rhinoplasty?
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Fragile internal nasal mucosa
Thank you for the question. It is possible that the mucosa (internal nasal lining) is not back up to its normal strength. If the mucosa is still a little fragile some of the capillaries (blood vessels) on its surface might break when you blow your nose. I would try an be gentle about blowing your nose and give everything more time.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
Blowing Nose and Bleeding 10 Weeks after Rhinoplasty
In general, a small amount of periodic bleeding is not uncommon. I would have an exam to determine if anything else is occurring just to be complete. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Bleeding spots after rhinoplasty
Healing after rhinoplasty is a long process, especially if septoplasty is performed during rhinoplasty surgery. It takes moths for the nose to gain its function and shape. Occasional spots of blood while blowing your nose is not unusual. Keep the nasal cavity moist by spraying saline solution. I would recommend you to follow up with your surgeon for better evaluation. Good luck with healing.
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