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Blowing Nose - Blood

 


brbjumping  (B 38888)

Apr 23, 2012, 1:42 PM
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Not really sure where to post this...

After making 7 jumps this weekend I found that when I blow my nose, it has a lot of blood in it. I'm going to go to the doctor and get it checked out, but in the meantime I'm wondering if anyone has had a similar issue and what it might be.

I've done a bit of searching and found stuff about flying and nosebleeds, but not having blood in the mucus a day later.


skydiverbry  (D License)

Apr 23, 2012, 1:53 PM
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Yep, you best bet is to see a doctor.

I can give you all kinds of thoughts on what it could be but I'm not a doctor....just a lowly paramedic.



Good Luck!!!



Bry


DiverMike  (C 40024)

Apr 23, 2012, 2:10 PM
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In reply to:
Yep, you best bet is to see a doctor.
+1

It will probably turn out to be very minor damage to your sinus cavities due to barotrauma (overexpansion injury due to rapid descent). It could also be an agressive form of flesh eating cancer that infects your brain stem and makes you think taking medical advice on a skydiving forum is a good idea.


brbjumping  (B 38888)

Apr 23, 2012, 2:13 PM
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haha take it easy, I already said I was going to go see a doctor :D Just curious if anyone else had a similar problem


Premier wmw999  (D 6296)

Apr 23, 2012, 2:15 PM
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I did when I jumped through a cold that, probably because of the idiocy, turned into a sinus infection. Based on that experience, I'd go see the doctor.

Wendy P.


skydiverbry  (D License)

Apr 23, 2012, 2:15 PM
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Re: [DiverMike] Blowing Nose - Blood [In reply to] Can't Post

LaughLaugh



But at least the upside to taking advice from here is that it is freeTongueAngelic



Bry


skyjumpenfool  (Student)

Apr 23, 2012, 3:26 PM
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LaughLaugh



But at least the upside to taking advice from here is that it is freeTongueAngelic



Bry


Free hell? My bill is in the mail for this post! Cool

Want good advice? That'll cost you more. Cool


skydiverbry  (D License)

Apr 23, 2012, 3:43 PM
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LaughLaugh


I'll have to start charging then.


BTW...what are your rates??



Bry


costanza  (B 38742)

Apr 23, 2012, 6:45 PM
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i had that happen to me too, first time i spent about an hour in the tunnel with an open face helmet. the membranes in your nose get dried out and it causes microsurface cracks. the capillary blood vessels in your nose are very close to the surface, and once the microcracks begin, you sneeze once, and you rupture the capillaries.

expensive solution, get a full face if you don't already have one.

cheap and easy solution - get a bottle of saline nasal spray at cvs, walgreens, etc. and after each jump, give each nostril a puff. worked for me at least.


DubJump  (Student)

Apr 23, 2012, 7:15 PM
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And if you wear contacts a full face is nice too.


dpreguy  (D 835)

Apr 23, 2012, 7:37 PM
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Microcracks? That something you made up?


airtwardo  (D License)

Apr 23, 2012, 7:41 PM
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What are ya using for cut? AngelicWink


adamqbishop  (D 31570)

Apr 23, 2012, 9:33 PM
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Quit the BlowWink


skinnay

Apr 24, 2012, 12:00 AM
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For my first 20 jumps or so I had a little blood trickle down from my sinus to my throat and would just spit it out. Never caused a problem after that, but have no idea what it was. Please let us know what the doc says.


DubJump  (Student)

Apr 25, 2012, 12:42 AM
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Quit the BlowWink

Yea drugs are bad Mmmmk


ciscobird  (A License)

Apr 25, 2012, 11:59 PM
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Re: [brbjumping] Blowing Nose - Blood [In reply to] Can't Post

When I first started out, I would encounter sharp pains, especially right after deploying, in my ears. For an hour or so afterward I would be constantly spitting up thick bloody mucous.

It had gotten to the point where I was seriously considering quitting. I couldn't bear the thought of dealing with that kind of stuff on every jump.

It would especially get worse on the 3rd or 4th jump of the day.

However, I decided to stick with it. Fortunately, it got better with time and experience. Bloody mucous stopped after I completed AFF training and started doing solo dives.

Best of luck.


(This post was edited by ciscobird on Apr 26, 2012, 12:00 AM)


sebcat  (D 22826)

Apr 26, 2012, 12:20 AM
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In reply to:
cheap and easy solution - get a bottle of saline nasal spray at cvs, walgreens, etc. and after each jump, give each nostril a puff. worked for me at least.
Depending on how much you jump, this might not be a good idea. Go easy on the nasal spray. It dehydrates your sinuses over time, which is the problem in the first place. Unless it's cancer ofc, then you can use as much nasal spray as you want.

If I'm active for some period of time, breathe a lot, it's cold and I don't drink enough water (e.g. skiing up north with a lot of gear) I get that too. Dry sinuses, not cancer.

Edited to add: your body usually adapts over time.


(This post was edited by sebcat on Apr 26, 2012, 12:23 AM)


Maksimsf  (B 37743)

Apr 26, 2012, 10:14 PM
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I get that problem most of the time, but I found what is my problem... I shouldn't smoke st least an hour before climbing up or if I have some slightly cold. Most likely your sinuses is the problem. I use salt water to rinse my nose before I jump now - it opens up sinuses, also always stay hydrated. It may also be an allergy...you may consult doctors, but I lost faith in them long time ago.



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