Nose and Sinus Disorders

Chronic Nosebleeds

This condition, also known as epistaxis, occurs when the membranes lining the inner nose are disturbed or irritated enough to cause abnormal bleeding. When traditional home remedies for a nosebleed doesn't work (such as sitting forward and pinching the nose), our doctors may use cauterization — a procedure to force the blood to clot at the site of the bleeding — or nasal packing.


When these techniques are not enough to control severe or recurrent nosebleeds, our doctors may perform arterial ligation (constricting specific blood vessels in order to stop bleeding) or embolization (the introduction of a substance into a blood vessel in order to close it and prevent bleeding).

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery


Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery