Ds will be 4 at the end of the month and has had a few nosebleeds. He is a nosepicker, so I think that is probably all it is - but nursery have mentioned it a time or two. Should I take him to the GP or would that be being a very overanxious parent?
DS3 is 18m and has had about 5 nosebleeds. The last time he had one I phoned the HV and she said I should definitely see the GP - just to check everything is OK. It's not urgent though (hope not as have appointment for a week tomorrow!
Not sure if it is the nose picking though to be honest - DS1 has his finger almost continously up his nose and has never had a nose bleed
<yelp> Oh arse, I will make an appointment for him then. I do still tend to chatter to him in a thinking-out-loud sort of way and I mentioned the possibility and he said, 'yes, doctor, mummy' which has slightly put the sh*ts up me (I have an unfortunate weakness for godawful proleporn mags like Take A Break which are littered with tales of the children who Just Knew there was something dreadfully wrong) - and he has a slight squint, so now I am imagining hideous brain tumours and suchlike <seriously considers taking off blood pressure monitor...>
NOt usually. DS1 had a whole bunch for many years. Now ds2 seems to have started. If combined with lots of bruises on the skin you would probably want a blood test. I haven't for either ds1 or ds2. I had lots of nosebleeds as a kid (had my nose cauterised age 5) so I figure it's heredity.
Well he has bruises - but only the sort of bruises an active kid would get (ie they are all on his knees or shins or elbows) - if he was coming up in bruises at the slightest touch I would have been there already. I have cut his nails since the last time nursery mentioned it, and he doesn't have them around me anyway(perhaps I tell him to stop picking his nose before he's dug enough of a hole).