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Broken Nose Causing Headaches?

I Have a Broken Nose and I Get Alot of Headache. Can It Be Cuz of my Broken Nose?

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Headaches caused by broken nose

This is possible. I recommend you see your doctor for an assessment, as headaches may be caused by other things as well.

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Broken Nose Causing Migraines

Reoccurring headaches after trauma is often an indication that your body is responding in a negative way to your broken nose. In fact, headaches have been shown to be a symptom of a broken nose. For a clearer understanding of the root of your headaches and to evaluate whether or not further medical treatment (a possible rhinoplasty procedure) is necessary, consult a qualified plastic surgeon. 

Sam Rizk, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Broken nose and headaches,

A recent or an old nasal fracture can cause headaches.  The bottom line is, you need to be evaluated by a physician to determine if the broken nose is indeed the cause of your headaches or if there is another cause.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Headaches after Broken Nose

You should really seek medical evaluation if you have continued headaches after a broken nose.  You may have a another injury which was not identified at the time of your broken nose or you may have a complication from your broken nose.  Either way, you should be seen by your doctor for evaluation.  Good luck.

David Shafer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Headaches After Broken Nose

Hi Glen,

I am getting a headache just thinking about your question!  If your headaches persist, you should be examined by a physician to make sure that you are okay...Okay?  If your nasal septum was dislocated and is pressing against your nasal turbinates, that could result in persistent headaches.  I hope that you are well and that by the time you read this your headaches have gone away for good.  Be well.

Dr. P

Hope you didn't watch the Cowboy-Redskin game tonight, your headache would be worse!

Michael A. Persky, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Broken Nose and Headaches

Regardless of when you suffered the nasal fracture, see a physician. If the accident was recent, headaches can be secondary to the head trauma and should be evaluated immediately. If  you're talking about an old fracture, there is no urgency; however, nasal obstruction may compromise aeration of your sinuses, causing headaches.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nasal fracture and headaches

Obviously if this is recent trauma you certainly can have headaches. You should have this checked out.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Yes, it can, but better make sure that's all it is!

Yes, you can have pain and headaches after a broken nose, however, you might also have a concussion if the fracture was recent. I urge you to see a physician and let them know the symptoms you are having.

Theda C. Kontis, MD
Baltimore Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Broken Nose Causing Headaches

Thanks for the question. Yes a old fracture untreated nose can cause headaches. Seek opinion from ENT or Plastic Surgeons in your area. You will most likely need surgery to help correct this. 

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