Thanks for the query. This is an urgent situation not to be taken lightly. A septal hematoma
, meaning a collection of blood in the nasal septum
, has a tendency to get infected and develop an abscess; to prevent that from happening, septal hematomas usually require drainage
Please report to your ENT surgeon as soon as possible.
Hope that helps, wish you the best,
Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN