I fell while I was ice skating. My wrist is achy and swollen. Could it be a scaphoid fracture?

Yes. If the wrist is swollen and bruised, i would be concerned for a wrist injury. Radiographs or x-rays would be beneficial to rule out a fracture.
Yes. Yes, it is very common to fall on an outstretched hand and sustain a scaphoid fracture. Xrays may not always show the fracture and MRI may be needed.

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