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Trauma to the forehead with a blunt objective. 8 stitches. ct scan clear. 3 days later there was swelling on the bridge of the nose. what is the possible cause? is it urgent?

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Dr. Viquar Khan mundozie
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Go to ED ASAP : You should call your doctor and go to nearest emergency department for evaluation ASAP. Hope this helps. Thanks
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Swelling: Whether the swelling is due to edema or due to bleeding - the fluids may take a while to shift into place. For instance - if a person gets a 'goose egg' on their forehead from trauma - they may end up with two swollen black eyes.

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Last updated Apr 26, 2015

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