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Punched in the nose 11/06 - broken or not?

  • Posted By: punchedinthenose
  • March 2, 2007
  • 03:06 AM

I was punched in the nose by accident during a karate class back in November 2006. When the injury occured, I immediately ran off the mat because I had the sensation my nose was bleeding; however when I went into the bathroom, it wasn't. My nose swelled a bit, bruised, and I experienced sinusitis. We also noticed my nose was misshapen afterwards and unfortunately, it still is - my septum is crooked and the side of my nose is now crooked. I have been experiencing sinusitis on the side I was punched on ever since the injury - it is constantly stuffed and runny and also I have a post nasal drip and cough. I have been living on a decongestant to keep things moving and draining (no antihistamines though for fear of 'rebound'). I have finally been seen by my GP and he said 'Yes, I see the septum is crooked, and so is your nose, but I've seen much worse and there's nothing I can do'. He also is blaming it indirectly on allergies and isn't convinced it broke. He also told me an x-ray may not have even shown the break if there was one. He prescribed an antibiotic. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I am considering seeing an ENT but wish I could get a conclusive diagnosis.

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  • the same thing happend to me- i was punched in the nose and i dont know if it is broken or not! does your nose bleed alot? i think it could be a slight break or something because thats what happend with me.
    jasmine 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • the same thing happend to me- i was punched in the nose and i dont know if it is broken or not! does your nose bleed alot? i think it could be a slight break or something because thats what happend with me.Yeah, same. I went to the doctors but he said that publicly or privately the healt service wouldnt really operate unless you had major difficulty breathing or such like. He said to me my face will still change as i grow so i'm hoping for that :P
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 26, 2009
    • 10:00 AM
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  • Yeah, same. I went to the doctors but he said that publicly or privately the healt service wouldnt really operate unless you had major difficulty breathing or such like. He said to me my face will still change as i grow so i'm hoping for that :PI just had been elbow punched in the nose. From my son falling back off something at the park above my head straight into my face. He is 35 lbs and 2 yrs old. I just feel like I have sinusitis and at the time of impact hehe.. but really not very funny... um, it hurt like a sob. and i felt like it was bleeding. but it was a bunch of snot instead. the pain subsided. and as the day has gone on, it's feeling worse and worse. I even feel pressure in my eye. I think my nose is crooked at the end. I haven't got health insurance. So, perhaps you guys can tell me what it was like at your Dr. visit. I may live vicariously through you.. maybe find out what I might have wrong with me now. Thanks a bunch. .. for getting punched. jk im retarded.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • My girlfreind punched me in the nose really hard.. After which i bled for atleast a few minutes, my tshirt was all soaked in blood? is that the kind of bleeding you guys had too?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 13, 2010
    • 04:16 AM
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  • I would want to get this taken care of, so if that means a trip to see an ENT doctor, then that's what I would do! It is possible to have a broken nose and never know it. It seems like your nose is giving you a lot of problems, so regardless of whether or not it is broken, I would get it checked out.
    Lyndsay 10 Replies
    • December 15, 2010
    • 11:47 PM
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