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Soreness, swelling and bruised in nose after injury, bump. What is it?


Was in a dark room shooting a commercial, anyway, total accident and just walked right into the wall (was walking at a normal speed). This was Thursday night. No bleeding but my nose was sore and there was slight swelling and bruising. Right now, swelling has gone down for the most part I think (i've been using ice on and off last 2 days) and the bruising is contained pretty much just on the bridge of my nose with a slight bump. I have slight pain if i push on the bridge of my nose but thats about it. On either side doesn't hurt anymore. I have been noticing some headaches though and wondered if its anything I should be really concerned about?? Never went to the doctor because I didn't think it was needed. My friend mentioned that I could have internal bleeding or swelling which is causing the headaches be i'm a little concerned.

Any advice is appreciated, thanks!!

Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response

I have gone through your description. Blunt injuries on nose could lead to fracture of nasal bones. They can cause pain, swelling and nasal bleeding. The swelling subsides in a week and then proper assessment can be done. Also, X ray of the nasal bones have to be taken to see the nasal bones. Sometimes, hematoma can develop in the nasal septum during such conditions.

Hence it is better to visit an ENT specialist for a thorough examination.

Answered: Sun, 30 Jun 2013
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