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How can you tell if you broke your nose you have to get x-rays or can the doctor tell by just looking at it! you have to get x-rays or can the doctor ?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: If the fracture

Is displaced or angulated, a fracture can be discerned on exam. X-rays or CT may provide more details.
If the fracture is nondisplaced or less severe, it may only be visible on X-rays.

In brief: If the fracture

Is displaced or angulated, a fracture can be discerned on exam. X-rays or CT may provide more details.
If the fracture is nondisplaced or less severe, it may only be visible on X-rays.
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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine

In brief: Xray usually done

Sometimes the doctor can just tell by looking, especially if there is a lot of displacement of the nose.
However in most cases there is so much swelling an xray is needed to be sure.

In brief: Xray usually done

Sometimes the doctor can just tell by looking, especially if there is a lot of displacement of the nose.
However in most cases there is so much swelling an xray is needed to be sure.
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