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I got elbowed in the nose, how could I know if its broken?

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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: If its crooked

If the blow to the nose has make it crooked or pushed off to one side then it was broken.
You do not need an xray to diagnosis this. If the nose shape is different as the swelling goes done, then it was broken. You should see a facial surgeon soon so it can be reset. If this is done within 2 weeks then it is simple and effective treatment.

In brief: If its crooked

If the blow to the nose has make it crooked or pushed off to one side then it was broken.
You do not need an xray to diagnosis this. If the nose shape is different as the swelling goes done, then it was broken. You should see a facial surgeon soon so it can be reset. If this is done within 2 weeks then it is simple and effective treatment.
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: X-ray

You should go to the er or urgent care for xray.

In brief: X-ray

You should go to the er or urgent care for xray.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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