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Hit on cheeks and jaw, later had nose bleed on bending, numbness on cheek bone. Could this be due to cheek bone fracture?

My husband played rugby on last Monday, which is 3 days ago A guy head crash to his cheecks and jaw He felt pain but he stay for party until 9pm Then back home when he bent down, his nose bleed He put some ice on his nose area, then stuck cotton into his nose Today 10pm he talked o a nurse on the phone after his cheeck bone felt numb Do you think his cheeck bone might broke
Asked On : Mon, 15 Oct 2012
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Hello and welcome to health care magic.
Direct trauma on face can produce a fracture of cheek bone, but the symptoms will be different. It produces severe pain and unable to open mouth for eating or talking. From your description, I think he will be having a fracture of nasal septum along with rupture of blood vessels inside nose at a spot called Little's area.
My advice is to take him to an ENT specialist and the doctor will take an xray to confirm the diagnosis. Getting treatment for a bleeding from nose is very important, since the blood vessels inside nose has deep connections to structures around brain and so can produce quick spread of infection to brain and cavernous sinus (a space near brain where a lot of important nerves are going)
Hope this discussion will be helpful to you.
Thank you.
Answered: Wed, 9 Apr 2014
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