When you come up from a dive, have you ever had a nose bleed?

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asked Sep 5, 2017 in Scuba Diving by Cvet (3,369 points)

8 Answers

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answered Oct 4, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
selected Oct 4, 2017 by Cvet
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I dove hundreds of times for Cousteau, back in the day. Deep dives. Deepest 230 feet. On regular air. Anyway, no nose bleeds then...BUT...for years afterward I got them. I'd be sitting at dinner or anywhere and suddenly my nose would bleed. It eventually went away but after a number of years away from diving, when I got back in, sure enough, my nose bled - while diving this time. I can not offer any medical advice or other but that's my story related to nose bleeds.
commented Oct 4, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
Ive heard a diving doctor talk about the years of diving damage he was suffering from. I wouldn't try to explain what he said but he had data to back it up. Interesting. Five safe and have fun.
commented Oct 4, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Absolutely. I am positive that numerous deep dives take their toll. - The veteran divers were all half deaf. That's not the nose but...
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answered Sep 12, 2017 by Glen0127 (65 points)
It's not an uncommon problem. It can be a combination of the dry air and the increased atmospheric pressure at depth. The additional pressure squeezes the sinus cavities which can cause this problem.
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answered Sep 13, 2017 by claireb0722 (100 points)
Never has happened to me in the 30+ yrs I've been diving, but I am very conservative (breathe Nitrox on an air profile) and usually take Sudafed before diving to limit mucus.
commented Sep 13, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
I agree with you on the Sudifed, it's funny their now putting the good stuff behind the counter. I have been diving from the 60s when I got out of the Army. It's not a problem I have but I have seen some red when one come up too fast. Dive safe.
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answered Sep 5, 2017 by frontbeast (2,220 points)
No. But sometimes a little blood in the spit. For a minute. Guess its from the dry air. Being a newbie sucking to Hard :D
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answered Sep 13, 2017 by Deanaguf (410 points)
I had this happen once too as a new diver. The barotrauma that is produced when the sinuses are not cleared can cause blood vessels in the lining of the nose to burst. In addition over clearing can cause this as well - I think that was the case with me! Is not serious but can be disturbing to see a mask full of blood after a dive!
commented Sep 13, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
Your right on stay safe
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answered Sep 14, 2017 by Gatornbama (311 points)
Only once, and it shocked me. I did not notice it, someone else on the dive did, while we were still in the water. Luckily, the dive guide was quick to act and we had it stopped quickly once I got in the boat.
commented Sep 15, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
Sounds like you had a good dive guide and he was quick to act. Glad to hear it stopped.
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answered Sep 27, 2017 by Davidb (1,816 points)
I have, when I first started diving. It most likely came from Me not equalizing often enough. From what I i've read it's from the sinus cavities as explained by several other individuals. If I had any advice it would be to equalize often and early
commented Sep 27, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
Interesting what you wrote. Years ago there was a guy and I don't remember his name. But what he was doing was catching fish to sell to be put in a tank, for people to see. In order to get the fish out in good shape he was stopping on the way up to let the fish's swim blatter time to adjust. He notice  he was not getting narked like he had in the past. In the past he had been hit with decompression sickness. But with stopping with the fish it wasnt happening, so with any deep dive he makes several stops on the way up to the surface.  Several people I had spoken too started stopping on deep dives. It's starting doing this too on deep dives. I am in no hurry to go to the surface.
commented Sep 27, 2017 by Davidb (1,816 points)
Completely agree, and I have started doing the same. My dive watch has an algorithm that suggests mid level stops, usually between 30-40 feet.
commented Sep 27, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
Any word we can spread to help other divers from getting bent we should do. Good to hear from you stay safe and have fun .
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answered Sep 14, 2017 by fredgill (45 points)
I've had one. On a weekend that I had sinus problems already.
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