A 55-year-old female asked:
Broken vs bruised nose? i fell into an object last nite. nose /swollen / painful to touch. inner eyes are bruised. small knot on nose
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A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
May need Xray & exam: The more important thing is that you are checked for injuries such as an orbital fracture and for a septal hematoma. A nasal bone fracture is probably not itself very important. But fractures of the orbit can cause problems with eye movement, and septal hematomas can lead to a septal perforation which may cause a persistent sensation of nasal congestion.
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