Medical Q&As

Menopause - causes nosebleeds?

Are nosebleeds and swelling of the face symptoms of the menopause as my mother is suffering from both? Also, her oestrogen levels are low.

The menopause can affect individual women in many different ways and there is often a tendency to attribute various diverse symptoms to this important phase of physiological change in a womanís life. Nosebleeds in particular can happen for many different reasons and I think it would be wrong to attribute such symptoms to the menopause in the absence of your mother being medically assessed. She should visit her GP and have her blood pressure measured. Hypertension or high blood pressure is an important cause of nosebleeds and that condition should at least be excluded as a possible cause of your motherís nosebleeds.