When you’re sick, it’s good to be in the know. With the Internet, it’s easier now more than ever to Google just about anything and land on a self-diagnosis. However, although the Internet is good at listing unique symptoms and offering up diagnoses, it can also provide people with misleading information. If you think you have a broken nose but aren’t quite sure what symptoms to be looking for, this article has listed the most obvious. As far getting a firm diagnosis, Dr. Timothy Jones and his staff can help with that.
A Change In Shape
One of the biggest indications that you fractured your nose is if you experience a change in shape that isn’t related to swelling. Many patients who have a fractured nose experience a nose that has a twisted or misaligned appearance.
The Bleeding Won’t Stop
If you get punched in the nose or even scrape the inside of it, you can expect to experience some amount of bleeding, but that should subside after just a few minutes and with a small amount of pressure. However, if you can’t get the bleeding to stop, this is indicative of a further problem including a potential nose break.
Try taking a deep breath in and out of your nose. Are you experiencing difficulty doing so? Does it feel like your nasal passages are obstructed at all? Is it painful when you breathe through your nose? If so, these are all potential signs of a fractured nose.
Bruising Around Your Eyes
Depending on the severity and location of the fracture, some patients experience almost immediate bruising around their eyes. Most patients who break their nose due to a traumatic injury, damage the tissues around the nose which result in a black eye or two.
Schedule a Consultation
To determine whether or not you have a broken nose, it needs to be diagnosed by a medical professional. If you want to learn more about nose fractures, schedule your appointment at our Oklahoma City office today. Call 405.418.5400