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  •  My father almost died from a nosebleed (18+ / 0-)

    In his case, it was an aneurysm.

    If it's severe or won't stop, get medical attention.

    •  holy moly, I never knew you could get a nosebleed (5+ / 0-)

      from an aneurysm, good grief!

      I hope that isn't something I ever need to act on..but....having congenital tendencies to aneurysm, eek!

      thanks!..I have always had spontaneous nosebleeds, had one recently. (coincident with sinus infection and cold...)  I will ask my dr. about that.

      This machine kills Fascists.

      by KenBee on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 03:24:39 PM PST

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    •  My dehydration = arrhythmia (4+ / 0-)

      I should have pointed out that while I'm good as "that friend" that all friends call when they're sick, I'm just some dude. As one girlfriend said, "He's the man who has everything" (diseases).

      I've tended more toward ischemia than aneurysm, but aneurysms are silent and unpredictable. Genetic factors may indicate a predilection, but that's more correlation than cause. On the other hand, I have so much scar tissue around and in my heart that it takes very little to trigger arrhythmia, so I tend to notice dehydration by either arrhythmia or postural hypotention.

      What people don't realize is:
      1. We don't have any spare parts.
      2. Blood wants to stay in blood vessels, and when it's not there, it's bad.
      3. Mucous may be plentiful, but it signifies.

      1. No matter what, if a surgeon says, "You don't need X," that's not the same as "You won't miss it." 2. Blood anywhere but its vessel is known as a bruise. It hurts. It's not a beverage or a food or a cosmetic. It causes pain and arthritis (indirectly). 3. The stuff isn't noticeable usually, because it's doing its job. When you notice it, it's trying to capture and repel an invader.

      "man, proud man,/ Drest in a little brief authority,. . . Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven/ As make the angels weep; who, with our spleens,/ Would all themselves laugh mortal." -- Shakespeare, Measure for Measure II ii, 117-23

      by The Geogre on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 06:50:33 PM PST

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