N has been having nose bleeds quite frequently since young, and it happened again this morning. I have read up on it and even consulted his pediatrician. His Doctor thinks that it is not a problem. He said that unless it happens, like everyday (!!?!!), he will not refer him to an ENT specialist.
However, I am concerned. Some of the sources that I have read said that it could be due to nose digging (which I am sure my son does with quite regularity), dryness or thin blood vessels. These will correct with time.
But for N, it doesn’t seem to be getting better. These nose bleeds seems to hit him at funny times. Like when he is sleeping!! He wakes up and his pillow and pajamas is all covered in blood. Or he could be in the middle of a chess game, and the blood just flows. And, I don’t think it is caused by nose digging; because I have seem him dig his nose (yucks!), and no nose bleeds follow.
My mother-in-law thinks that it is because he has not had enough water to drink. But I don’t think that is the reason as N, drinks quite a lot of water. At one stage, he was drinking so much that I was concerned and I mentioned it to his doctor, and his doctor suspected diabetes!! (But, thank God, it wasn’t.)
So, what should I do? Wait? Or seek a second opinion? Am I over-reacting? But it happens too frequently (at least once a week) and at odd times (eg whilst sleeping i.e. not when you would expect it to happen – like after a nose dig?)