Friday, January 16, 2009

A precursor of things to come?

For the past few days, I have been experiencing what I deem as a precursor to what I suspect is a ruptured blood vessel. Blood drips profusely from my right nose like tap water for two consecutive days now. It happens in the early morning when I clear my sinus by blowing my nose. The floodgates remain open for 1 minute and halts after attempts to stop the bleeding through conventional means (pressing hard against the nose bridge).

Where the damage stems from will be determined by an Ear, Nose & Throat specialist that I plan to obtain advice from by tomorrow.

There goes my uneventful first quarter of 2009.

UPDATE (17 January 2009 @ 1400 hrs): Dr. Goh, ENT specialist from Loh Guan Lye Hospital assured me that yesterday's episode wasn't as serious as initially thought. Upon inspection, he verified that the bleeding was caused by severe blood clots located around the paranasal sinus area (as illustrated, just before the ethmoid sinus region) which is near the surgery site. As per his indication, it looks to be drying up and healing so he has only prescribed antibiotics for a week's duration.

UPDATE (18 January 2009 @ 0245 hrs): So much for the term 'healing wounds'. Bled again after sneezing heavily in the middle of the night.

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