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DH had a nose bleed since 5am and has now been kept in hospital. I couldn't find anyone to ask so...

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gingeroots Fri 14-Dec-12 22:09:46

Oh golly that sounds awful ,you poor things .

Hoping someone comes along soon who can offer some advice .

Until then ,sympathies .

mckenzie Fri 14-Dec-12 21:47:16

thanks guys. Dh took them out himself this morning because it was just too painful and he was constantly being sick with all the blood that was still going down his throat. They cauterised this afternoon but because of an old trauma (that Dh knows nothing about) they did say it might not work. He was discharged at 6pm (surgery is planned) and came home but at 8pm it started again big time - he's now back in.
Unfortunately, it's friday night in A&E (and everywhere else of course smile) so he's not holding out much hope of getting it sorted anytime soon. And the worse thing is it was all in front of the DCs this time and they have gone to bed all tearful and worried too, bless them.
I'm just crossing my fingers and toes that they can sort it out for him asap.
Come on NHS!! Do your stuff please!!

gingeroots Fri 14-Dec-12 20:50:48

So sorry that you're both going through this .

I wonder why they don't give painkillers before the packing ?

My DB had this and I'm really sorry to tell you ( though think maybe forewarned is good ? ) that he found the removal painful as well .

Could he /you ask for pain relief before removal ?

Thinking of you both .

44SoStartingOver Fri 14-Dec-12 16:11:15

I had a vein in my nose cauterised as a child. It hurt like stink.
But solved the problem.

mckenzie Fri 14-Dec-12 16:00:31

thanks digerd. I can't get the picture of his face out of my head. what would I be like if he had a major accident huh?? I'm rubbish smile

Hopefully he's coming out tonight - fingers crossed.

digerd Fri 14-Dec-12 15:30:58

Don't be hard on yourself about the heaving feeling - it is the shock at seeing him in that state. Shock and worry combined.
Had that happen to me and I am not queasy with hospitals and ops, on one visit to my DH , and I felt my head spinning first, and plonked myself down on a chair and took deep breaths.
Sorry, I know nothing about nose bleeds, though.

mckenzie Thu 13-Dec-12 22:54:56

thanks guys. He's early 40s. I didn't get to see any of the medical staff, DH was on his own there earlier as i was doing DC's activities and then dinner and bed time etc. I think after he'd had the painful bit done and was told he had to stay in he was probably recovering from the pain and so not thinking straight to ask what/why/when etc. I've just got back from the hospital and he was waiting for the doctor to come round. It could be a long wait though I'm guessing as it's not life threatening or anything major is it?

I've never seen him look so fragile, bless him. I get really nauseous around anything medical though so I'm the worse person to be in hospital offering sympathy and comfort. I nearly heaved just looking at his face!

CajaDeLaMemoria Thu 13-Dec-12 22:49:16

I had this. I was kept in for two days they cauterised it a few hours before I was allowed to go home. It hurt, but I haven't had a nosebleed since and it's been years!

It gave me a horrid headache too. Make sure he's drinking a lot. Nobody told me to drink more and it didn't occur to me... I hope he's feeling better soon!

TaggieCrimbleBlack Thu 13-Dec-12 22:46:31

Oh. Nose packing. You'd be staggered how much you can fit up a nose. Poor bugger.

Like squeezing a cut to stop it bleeding they pack it so it squeezes from the inside.

Sometimes it is just a big weak blood vessel that has burst and oozes and squeezing it is enough. Sometimes they cauterise the blood vessel (like something hot to seal it).

Most uncomfortable.

MissCellania Thu 13-Dec-12 22:45:57

There are many many different causes of nosebleeds, its impossible to say without talking to him and seeing it. The treatment mentioned is cauterisation, which will be with silver nitrate, which will cauterise (seal off) the affected blood vessels.
Did they say if they thought it was anterior or posterior? Is he over 50?

mckenzie Thu 13-Dec-12 22:41:17 you lvoly people know the answers.

He'd managed to see his GP this evening who said he needed to go to hospital to have 'it' quarterised (sp?)

Hospital put some nasty things up his nose with attachments stuck to his cheeks that hurt him so much he shed tears. He's now been moved to a ward and is staying in. He has a horrid headache and looks awful.

Please can anyone explain what might be the cause and treatment?


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