I Hurt my Nose when I Was 3 Years Old and Now It's Hurts. Did I Break It?

when i was 3 I hurt my nose. as i grew up it's been hurting more and more. I can also crack my nose and my husband said that it's not suppose to do that. Have i been living with a broken nose for 25 years?

Doctor Answers 1

Cracking the nose

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Cracking your nose is most likely not related to a fracture but more related to an instability of the septum cartilage which is flipping in and out of its natural position on the palate.  The pain is also related to the chronic trauma caused by this movement.  A surgical procedure should be able to correct this.

All the best,

Talmage J. Raine MD FACS

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