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Unable to breathe through left nostril - Do I need surgery?


I got accidentally hit in the nose and now I have not been able to breath through my left nostril for 5 weeks. It?s just constantly blocked. I also realized that there?s a bump inside the nostril which feels like cartilage. Will this heal or do you think I require surgery?
There's not indication that my nose is broken, bent or sore anymore.

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pearsonfaces.com


Facial plastic surgeon
Fleming Island, FL
United States
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  Fractured nasal septum?
April 4, 2012 6:35 AM

From the description, it's possible you've fractured the septal cartilage of the nose (the midline partition of the nose). If that's the case, it can be corrected surgically. The important (more)
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  cant breath through nose after injury
April 2, 2012 3:40 PM

If there is no evidence of any external deformity you are likely have had a septal hematoma (bleeding inside the nasal cartilages)without any displaced fractures, which should have (more)
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Miami, FL
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April 2, 2012 6:16 AM

Seek immediate in person examination from a Plastic or ENT doctor! (more)
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