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Broke nose and swollen on one side. A clear liquid pours out. Is something wrong or serious?

I was trying to ride a wave by swimming and a got spun under and hit my whole face on the bottom of the ocean. I thought I broke my nose because it was crooked and swollen on one side. A clear liquid pours out every once in a while. I am afraid something is really wrong. Should I go to the emergency room? I can touch it and it hurts but I cant tell if its broken. Im afraid its brain liquid.
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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hello victoria
there are great chances of CSF Rhinorrhea(brain fluid coming out of ur nose).
U must consult ENT specialist.
Till then keep ur head end of your bed elevated,do not put nose drops,consult doctor immediatly if you have headache,vomitting ,nausea,avoid constipation,sneezing,coughing.
YOU have to get done MR Cisternography to rule out CSF rhinorrhea.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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