Hit left side of nose against a wall--it is swollen but it doesn't seem broken and didn't bleed. Do I need to get it examined?
Doctor Answers (3)
It is difficult to provide you with advice without performing an exam. I would recommend seeing a board certified specialist in your area, as they will be able to look at your nose in person and determine if there is any damage. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.
Assessing a broken nose
Your question is impossible to answer without a physical exam. Yes, you should be evaluated unless you are willing to live with a broken nose.
Talmage Raien MD FACS
It's important to document nasal fracture with x-rays. Examination of the nose both on the external and internal component should be performed to make sure there is not a septal hematoma. After that point it's up to the patient as to whether not they want a repair the twisted or broken nose
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