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How can you tell if a nose is broken without getting an xray?

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Asked by mommynlovinit at 7:06 AM on Jun. 25, 2008 in Health

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  • By looking at it, if the patient is an adult. If it is a small child, noses are hardly broken as the bone tissue hasn't hardened yet.

    Answer by benyehuda111 at 7:11 AM on Jun. 25, 2008

  • Brian fell with the bridge of his nose on the corner of a table when he was just 2 (Easter weekend). The ped said if he didn't cry continuously and it didn't "feel crunchy" then he was probably ok. He did end up with two black eyes as the bruising spread. Does that help at all?

    Answer by MamaOfB at 8:00 AM on Jun. 25, 2008

  • you can't

    Answer by manna1qd at 12:07 PM on Jun. 25, 2008

  • alot of times there will be a raccoon like bruise around the eyes, and alot of blood, but other than that its not really all that easy.

    Answer by kissmiss213 at 12:44 AM on Jun. 28, 2008

  • my brother broke my nose when i was in 5th grade (we were fighting) and it was bruised and swollen. you can still feel the break bc the calcuim deposits made it bumpy

    Answer by hendrickson at 6:29 PM on Jul. 2, 2008

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