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Have bleeding in nose. Have got hit. Have bump on nose now. What to do?

Help I got hit in the nose boxing at my gym and I bled a lot for a couple of seconds now I have this bump the bridge of my nose and as the pain went away I went to the gym and I decided to box with the bump still on my nose and because of that I bled again only this time a little bit but I am very self conscious about my looks and want to know if the bump on my nose will go down its only been 2 weeks and there's no changes
Asked On : Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi and welcome to HCM!
Thanks for posting your query here.
A blow on the nose resulting in bleeding is called as epistaxis. This is due to the rupture of the blood vessels present on the anterolateral wall of the nose. Also chances of fracture of the bridge bones are there. An x-ray of the nasal bones is recommended. If there is no fracture the swelling could be because of the collection of the blood or the inflammatory fluid. There are maximum chances of infection spreading to the brain through this area. Hence prompt drainage of the collection and use of antibiotics is recommended. Please consult your ENT doc for further management.
Hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pooja Hegde's  Response
Hello, First of all could you give me a little more information regarding how severe was the bump? Did you have any bruising around the nose? And what triggered the bleeding the second time you went to the gym after the first bump? Were you hit again? And have you taken any pain killers for this? Usually any swelling due to injury decreases within a week. Kindly consult an ENT surgeon at the earliest. We need to rule out fracture of the nasal bone (depending upon the severity of the injury) and see if everything is ok.
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Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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