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Bleeding from the nose after being hit. Need to get checked?

My son threw his head back this evening and it landed squarely on my nose . Both myself and my husband, who was sitting about 4 feet away, heard a crack. The right side of my nose bled for about 3 minutes but it stopped with no interference on my part. It s still tender but not excruciating. Do I need to see the dr for this or just wait to see if any other symptoms occur?
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query,
If you are not bleeding actively, I think you might stay at home with no real worries. If the pain becomes severe, simple analgesics and ice parks for the start to avoid swelling might be very sufficient. But if you start bleeding again, pain becomes unbearable or you experience another unusual sign or symptoms, an examination by your family care physician becomes imperative. For the moment, I suggest watchful observation and rest.
thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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