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Is My Nose Broken Or Bruised
I got into a fight and I have a bump on my head and my nose is swollen, I can breathe but it is stiffy. Is my nose broken?
Hard to tell: You need an exam to tell for sure if it is broken. See your physician. ...Read more
Is my nose broken, I was hit in my nose yesterday and it bled, but today it is a little sore but not too bad?
If you got hit between the forehead and the nose bone or probably the nose bone and it only hurt for a few seconds. Is the bone (nose) broken? Clues?
Probably not: If it was fractured it would continue to be painful beyond the first few seconds. ...Read more
Look of broken nose: A broken nose does not have a specific look. If you hit your nose hard and it bled and subsequently became stuffy or feels funny to you, it may be broken. Have an ENT perform an external and internal examination of your nose to make sure the bones and cartilage are in the right place. ...Read more
I had my nose broken a couple weeks ago and had it reset. The other day I had it hit again and bled. When I move the tip is cracks. Is that bad?
I accidentally hit my moms nose (the bumpy part) it's swollen and she as we'll says she has trouble breathing... Is her nose broken?
Possible: If she is having a lot of discomfort and breathing problems, pls bring her to er for eval. ...Read more
After rubbing my nose alot, skin on upper nose feels slightly swollen (not noticeable by looking). Some tenderness, but bone feels stable. Nose broken?
Skin irritation: Rubbing one's nose should not cause a fracture (broken nose). It usually requires a fairly hard hit on the nose or nasal bridge to cause a fracture. What you are describing sounds like skin irritation and some minimal trauma from the rubbing. It may also be due to whatever is causing you to rub your nose so much. ...Read more
I was pushing my nose alot, sometimes esp. When I push it I hear a tiny pop sound (don't feel anything).No tenderness, swelling, bleeding. Nose broken?
Nasal Popping Sound: This sounds like a normal sound of your cartilages moving against one another or the bony junction and does not indicate that you have broken your nose. ...Read more
Is my nose broken? I recently got punched in the nose a night ago and I was pretty much bleeding for an entire day. The bone between my two nostrils feel uneven. One side is straight, and the other feels as though there is a protuberance. There is swel
It's probably a good idea to have your nose examined by a doctor. If the nasal bones are broken you can have a procedure (closed nasal fracture reduction) to reduce the misallignment within the first 10-14 days of the injury.
Another thing you'd want to check on is that you don't have a blood clot within your septum. This would need to be addressed more urgently to make sure the blood collection doesn't get infected and cause permanent damage to your septal cartilage. ...Read more
Shape change or not: Signs (the appearance) of a nasal fracture can be change in shape, bleeding, bruising, swelling, or sometimes none of those. Signs are different than symptoms (what you feel)- these often include pain, blockage/congestion, numbness. Some patients have fractures, but no symptoms at all. Early exam and treatment (within 1 week) is most important to avoid hidden complications or long term problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surgery if deformity: Of note: nasal fractures are the 3rd most common fracture & most are undertreated. According to ENT literature: reduction of a nasal fracture is indicated in any patient with a significant cosmetic deformity or functional compromise. The best time for reduction may be within the first 3 hours following injury. Otherwise, most believe that waiting 3-7 days is preferable after swelling has subsided. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Nondisplaced nose fx: A non displaced fracture of the nose implies that the nose bones have not moved and hence the nose is still straight. If that is correct you do not need surgery on the nose. However, there have been times when the xrays did not show any fracture but the nose became crooked after trauma. In that case you need surgery. In essence its more to do with the shape of the nose and not the detail of xrays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Only if there are issues with breathing thru your nose. Can discuss with ent. ...Read more
Nasal fracture: Yes, a non-displaced nasal fracture will heal without intervention. Even a displaced fracture will heal, although it usually heals in the wrong spot. Just be careful of further nasal trauma as the nasal bones, in their already weakened state, could shift into an undesireable location. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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