Our expert says:
I do think you need to take your son to an ENT surgeon. It could just be a very small problem and a little bleed from the septum, due to nose picking or allergies. This always settles with a nasal ointment or cautery of the vessel.
However, boys presenting with nose bleeds must always be examined for a growth in the nose. There is one specific, but very rare lesion, that only occur in young boys that must always be excluded. This will present with nose bleeds from one side and can also be accompanied by nasal obstruction. Your ENT will be able to exclude this lesion, called an angiofibroma.
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