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Headaches and nosebleeds

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plannedshock Thu 01-Nov-12 15:25:53

Just that really, I'm 16+6 and have been getting really bad headaches over my eyes, I'm bunged up an keep getting nosebleeds with the headaches does anyone else have this? My blood pressure is always low and has stayed the same so not that!

Dogsmom Thu 01-Nov-12 17:39:52

Nosebleeds are common in pregnancy, I get 5 or 6 a week and also have low blood pressure (I'm 21 + 5), apparently the blood vessels in our nose expand in pregnancy and that coupled with all the extra blood we're pumping round causes them to rupture, it'll be worse if you're bunged up too because the swelling will pinch them.
Just one of those things I'm afraid, I had my anomaly scan last week and had a tissue shoved up my nostril throughout after one started in the waiting room smile

Havingkittens Thu 01-Nov-12 18:02:51

I get both of those issues too, and low blood pressure, and anaemia. It sounds like you have rhinitis too which is also common in pregnancy. Symptoms include bunged up nose and sinus, sneezing, drippy nose. My problem is that I wake up feeling like I need to give my nose a good blow because it's all bunged up and snotty and then it sets off a nose bleed. Sinus inflammation could be causing your headaches, although headaches are pretty common in pregnancy even for those who don't get rhinitis. Beautiful huh!

plannedshock Thu 01-Nov-12 19:45:38

I guess at least it's "normal!" It's exactly as you say bunged up and when I blow it brings on nosebleeds! So when do I glow? Other than my huge glowing nose!

bonzo77 Thu 01-Nov-12 19:52:08

Both pretty common in pregnancy, but are also sometimes seen with high blood pressure, so it's worth seeing your midwife or gp to get it checked.

As for blooming, hopefully any time now!

Dogsmom Thu 01-Nov-12 19:59:44

Hehe, I think the glow is a myth, I do feel better now than the first 15 weeks because the nausea has gone but it's now getting uncomfortable to bend and the tiredness is coming back, just the stretch marks to come now and then childbirth. Oh joy.

ItsMyLastOne Thu 01-Nov-12 21:39:20

I've been getting headaches all through my pregnancy, but especially bad from 15 weeks. I've also had regular very minor nose bleeds. I've been told it's likely to just be hormonal for me.

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