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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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Dr. David Sherris
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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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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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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?

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