My little boy is 3.5 years old, and seems to have had a sudden speight of nosebleeds. He's had 5 in the last week.
They are not too major really, not what I would call super heavy, but definitely a steady flow for the time they last, which I guess would be a minute or so usually. They have been happening at night - once during dinner, twice when I was getting him ready for bed, and twice while he was in bed. I'm not sure if he was awake or alseep for last night's nosebleed, I didn't know until I checked on him and found him asleep with dried blood caked all over his face and hands. I wouldn't put it past him to just lie there and not even think to call me (he's done that before, last time he puked all through his bed and didn't tell me). He recovers from them ok, his nose bothers him a little the next morning and if he plays with it too much, there will be a bit of fresh blood but not a full-on bleed.
He has quite a severe allergy problem, and has had two surgeries (adenoidectomy and turbinoplasty) to help manage the symptoms and the problems they cause, and has been much better since. Prior to this he's hardly had any nosebleeds at all, even prior to surgery, so I don't really think it would be allergy related, especially given that we're managing his allergies so well now. I also assumed initially that it was just heat-related, we're in WA and it has been hot; but it's been hot since December and I don't kow why it would suddenly be a problem now. We also have ducted aircon, so I make sure they boys' rooms aren't too hot at night.
Are lots of nosebleeds a problem in themselves? Or likely to be an indicator of a problem? What can cause them, and would you be worried about it if it continued? When would you see a doctor?
Edited to add - he is iron deficient, how much blood loss would it take to make his iron deficiency worse?