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Constant swelling on the face after hit on the cheek bone causing facial fracture. is this normal?

I was hit on my left cheek bone with a softball. I was diagnosed with several fractures to my face but was told that I didn t need surgery. The entire left side of my face is numb even my mouth. I have severe headaches and the entire white of my eye is red from the busted blood vessels.. It s been almost a week and the only thing that seems to be getting better is the bruise I still have swelling but not any pain (because of the numbness) is this normal?
Asked On : Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Dear friend, welcome to HCM.
you seem to be lucky to have escaped with non displaced fractures and bruises !
swelling is common over fractures lasting a few days.
usually surgeons assess fractures of the face after the swelling subsides to see if the are displaced and need any surgery.
be patient for a few days is nothing worsens, allow the swelling to reduce and make a visit then to your doc.
I see no worry.
pl. keep me posted on progress.
Answered: Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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