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Hi, I broke my nose 5weeks ago and it left me with a black eye after the nose healed, but I still have black marks under my eyes. What does this mean?

Hi, I broke my nose 5weeks ago and it left me with a black eye after the nose healed, but I still have black marks under my eyes. What does this mean?

Dark circles: Found on the periorbital area (the skin surrounding the eye) is primarily caused by capillary leakage & permeability, red blood cells leak and stain the skin leaving a darker pigmented appearance. This normally resolved without medical intervention. ...Read more

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Nasal Fracture (Definition)

A lay mans way to describe a nasal fracture is to say the person has a broken nose. Nasal fractures may be ...Read more


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My sons football coach said that my son broke his nose and that he had to put it back in place, but my son did get any black eyes just a slight bruise?

My sons football coach said that my son broke his nose and that he had to put it back in place, but my son did get any black eyes just a slight bruise?

See a doctor: The coach may be right that your son's nose was broken. Even with minimal bruising and the nose apparently now well aligned, a deformity could result as it heals. Don't mess around with this, and for sure don't rely on the coach's word. Get your son to a doctor. ...Read more

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Yesterday I fell down 13 steps head first into a bike now I have two black eyes and a bruised nose do I see the doctor as I can't put any pressure on?

Yesterday I fell down 13 steps head first into a bike now I have two black eyes and a bruised nose do I see the doctor as I can't put any pressure on?

Go to A&E now: Sounds like you're in the UK, so go to your closest A&E as soon as possible. Given your description, you really need to get a thorough examination to make sure there's no hidden damage, such as bleeding inside your brain. One other thing: given the frequency of child abuse & domestic/partner violence, if you are a victim, please tell the authorities who can help get you out of that situation. ...Read more

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On 2nd day after nose injury not much pain, no black eye but little sweling that is however increasing. Is it a cause of concern? Should I take Ibprufn?

On 2nd day after nose injury not much pain, no black eye but little sweling that is however increasing. Is it a cause of concern? Should I take Ibprufn?

I believe it is: Quite reassuring that the injury isn't too serious if you have no pain or bruising. I wouldn't worry about the swelling, which is the result of tissue inflammation and destruction, unless it continues to grow or function is significantly impaired: nasal obstruction impairing breathing, throat obstruction, etc. If you don't have pain, I wouldn't take ibuprofen just for swelling. Icing might help. ...Read more

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I fell and banged my nose pretty good the other day got a cut and black eye, what are the chances I have a concussion? Head really hurts

I fell and banged my nose pretty good the other day got a cut and black eye, what are the chances I have a concussion? Head really hurts

Concussion: We look for things like confusion, passing out, feeling out of it, not remembering what happened during and after you got injury, abnormal neurological exam. Have a doctor examine you if in doubt. ...Read more

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I sufferd a black eye on christmas, a few days later some blood started to apear in my mucus when I blow my nose, will this go away with time?

I sufferd a black eye on christmas, a few days later some blood started to apear in my mucus when I blow my nose, will this go away with time?

See your doctor: The black eye is generally due to superficial skin and under the skin bleeding related to an injury. However the bloody mucus suggests you may have sustained some trauma to the nasal cavity and/ sinuses. You should get it checked out. Please be careful with how you sustained the initial injury! Best wishes to you! ...Read more

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Is numbness of the cheek and nose common when trauma to the face occurs such as a black eye? And what can be done to stop the numbness if anything?

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Is numbness of the cheek and nose common when trauma to the face occurs such as a black eye? And what can be done to stop the numbness if anything?

Nerve damage: Trauma to the face may damage the nerves that subserve facial sensation. If the nerve is only concussed, it will recover on its own. If the damage to the nerve is more severe, it may not fully recover. ...Read more

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4-5 days black eye. Its less swollen but still swollen by the eye bottom and side of my nose. How long for the whole shelling to go away completely.

4-5 days black eye. Its less swollen but still swollen by the eye bottom and side of my nose. How long for the whole shelling to go away completely.

Takes few wks: Will take a month or so to clear all blood to disappear. Once you checked by your doctor for eye injuries and nasal fractures you don't have to worry and avoid another similar episode ...Read more

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How long for my 4-5 day old black eye to no longer be swollen... and side of my nose.

How long for my 4-5 day old black eye to no longer be swollen... and side of my nose.

Can take 7-10 days: The length of time for swelling depends on the nature and severity of the trauma. Significant force can result in swelling that takes 10 days or longer to resolve. If the swelling and discomfort remains, a physician should examine the areas to look for possible nasal fractures or orbital fractures...an X-ray would be needed to evaluate these possibilities. ...Read more

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Was punch in the eye/nose. Have a black eye (4-5 days now). How long before all the swollen is complete gone. What time frame should I be worried?

Was punch in the eye/nose. Have a black eye (4-5 days now). How long before all the swollen is complete gone. What time frame should I be worried?

Takes few wks: Will take a month or so to clear all blood to disappear. Once you checked by your doctor for eye injuries and nasal fractures you don't have to worry and avoid another similar episode ...Read more

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Hit nose on wall, nothing looks different (no swelling, no black eye). Feel tiny bump on left side of nose. Nose burns to breathe, stuffy too. Help?

Hit nose on wall, nothing looks different (no swelling, no black eye). Feel tiny bump on left side of nose. Nose burns to breathe, stuffy too. Help?

Well: This requires in person consult with primary care doctor or Ear nose and throat or emergency doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment to see if your nose is broken ...Read more

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Got a black eye and cheek, top lip and side of nose is numb. How long will the numbing last? Its been 9 days.

Got a black eye and cheek, top lip and side of nose is numb. How long will the numbing last? Its been 9 days.

See your doc: Got examined? Make sure you didn't get some nerve damage from the injury. Get re-examined, if you already were, or get examined for the first time, if you hadn't. ...Read more

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Got a black eye and cheek, top lip and side of nose is numb. How long will the numbing last? It's been 9 days.

Got a black eye and cheek, top lip and side of nose is numb. How long will the numbing last? It's been 9 days.

Black eye: That numbness is due to trauma to the sensory nerve under your eye. Nerves grow back at about 1 mm per day. So it can take months for the numbness to go away. In some instances it will not go away if the nerve is damaged severely. ...Read more

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Got hit in my face 3-4 days ago. Now have black eye. Bleed a bit from the nose then stop. Now see mucus/salive with small blood through mouth split. Er?

Got hit in my face 3-4 days ago. Now have black eye. Bleed a bit from the nose then stop. Now see mucus/salive with small blood through mouth split. Er?

Nose or eye: There could be two reasons for this finding. First is that the trauma that you sustained could have also caused damage to the inner lying tissues of the nose or it can be due to the fact that the nasolacrimal duct which drains tears from our eye is draining blood from the eye. Either way you must see an ophthalmologist to get thoroughly examined. ...Read more

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Popped blackhead on arch of nose by my eye rubbed skin off from digging for so long. My nose is swollen badly and red also have black eye and I have t?

Popped blackhead on arch of nose by my eye rubbed skin off from digging for so long. My nose is swollen badly and red also have black eye and I have t?

Pus?: It is possible that you may have introduced infection into the the nose and eye, if there is pus, increasing pain, warmth, and/or redness at these sites, should consider consulting your doctor. ...Read more

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I got hit by a man and have a huge swollen black eye, but there is numbness of upper lip side of nose like I got a shot at the dentist. What to do?

I got hit by a man and have a huge swollen black eye, but there is numbness of upper lip side of nose like I got a shot at the dentist. What to do?

Trauma: See your Physician, Urgent Care, or ER immediately. Extent of injury must be evaluated to determine extent of injury and appropriate treatment. Neurological evaluation may be in order. ...Read more

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So I was told I have a sinus infection by the er 4 days ago... now ive got what looks like a black eye closes to my nose. Is that normal?? right in the corner of my nose and under just a little and on my eye lid...

So I was told I have a sinus infection by the er 4 days ago... now ive got what looks like a black eye closes to my nose. Is that normal?? right in the corner of my nose and under just a little and on my eye lid...

Danger Sign?: Go to ER for Emergency evaluation and treatment!
Black skin lesions in the face are not normal and sometimes point to fungal invasive infections that are serious and need immediate treatment in the hospital! ...Read more

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A black eye from hit. Bleed a bit from nose then stop. Eye has small red on the white back on the side. Mucus/saliva with small blood in mouth Spit. Er?

Need an eye exam.: It's prudent that you get examined by an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. The small red spot that you are describing sounds like a sub conjunctival hemorrhage which is due to a blood vessel that was damaged under the white membrane of the eye. In itself it's not dangerous but trauma to the eye may be associated with glaucoma, retinal tear, blood in the anterior chamber known as hyphema, etc. ...Read more

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Do broken noses constantly drain?

Do broken noses constantly drain?

See Ent Doc: Trauma to the nose can result in temporary drainage for about a week. If you have persistent drainage and its a clear type of fluid, see an ENT doctor. Need to rule out a CSF leak. Any broken nose deserves a thorough internal exam aside from the obvious external damage. ...Read more

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Do they set broken noses in urgent care?

Do they set broken noses in urgent care?

No: Most broken noses heal fine on there own. If it doesn't or is severely displaced an ENT would have to set it. ...Read more

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After you get a broken nose fixed will your eyes turn black again?

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After you get a broken nose fixed will your eyes turn black again?

Depends: Closed reduction of recent nasal fracture within 2 weeks does not cause black eyes. Open reduction of old fracture will lead to black eyes as the nasal bones need to be re-fractured! ...Read more

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What would cause somebody's eyes to turn black if they were not hit in the face or in the nose?

What would cause somebody's eyes to turn black if they were not hit in the face or in the nose?

Black eyes?: Need more information. Do you mean the whites of the eyes? Or the skin around the eyes? Are you on aspirin? Have high bld pressure? ...Read more

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When I press the centre of my eyes near my nose bridge, I see a black shadow at the temporal side of my visual field. Why is it so?

When I press the centre of my eyes near my nose bridge, I see a black shadow at the temporal side of my visual field. Why is it so?

See in reverse!: The black circle you see is also surrounded by an orange circle. This is direct stimulation of the retina! but the world is seen in reverse so that is why nasal stimulation is a temporal image. ...Read more

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My 17month old has had a black and blue mark on his nose where his eyes meet. Since he was born. Could it be from birth? He was facing up. In labor

My 17month old has had a black and blue mark on his nose where his eyes meet. Since he was born. Could it be from birth? He was facing up. In labor

Unlikely: Since he is 17 months old, it is unlikely due to compression or trauma during labor. It could be a birth mark, or other dermatologic or vascular lesion. I would check with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Blew ash tray, ash blew up on eyes washed them found ash in eye and removed, red part of eye closest to nose underneath it is black, normal? What todo

Blew ash tray, ash blew up on eyes washed them found ash in eye and removed, red part of eye closest to nose underneath it is black, normal? What todo

Rinse eyes again!: Canthus refers to corner of eye, so inner/medial canthus refers to corner closest to nose. Since you blew an ash tray and ended up w/ash in your eyes, that black stuff at inner canthus could potentially be leftover ash that needs to be rinsed out. So rinse some more until it's gone. Of course, if your vision is affected or you notice pain/pus, then see your eye doc immediately. ...Read more

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Madam my face skin is very bad there are lots of black heads in my nose and one line also in my nose my forhead skin turn into black and in my eyes under a lot of dark circle plz suggest me good cream?

Madam my face skin is very bad there are lots of black heads in my nose and one line also in my nose my forhead skin turn into black and in my eyes under a lot of dark circle plz suggest me good cream?

See your doctor: You will need a doctor to help you with the best products for your skin. Salicylic acid wash is very helpful with the oil and blackheads. Your doctor will be able to suggest dermal fillers for the hollows under eyes and start you on the appropriate bleaching creams. Hope it improves. ...Read more