Nosebleeds Topic Guide
Nosebleed (Epistaxis): Nosebleeds are categorized based on where they originate. Anterior nosebleeds originate from the front of the nose, and posterior nosebleeds originate from the back of the nose. Most nosebleeds do not have an easily identifiable cause. Anterior nosebleeds generally can be treated at home or in the doctor's office. Posterior nosebleeds generally require hospitalization.
Broken Nose A broken nose (nasal fracture) is any crack or fracture in the bony portion of the nose. Causes of a broken nose include fights, sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and falls. Symptoms of a broken nose include tenderness when touching the nose, bruised nose, black eye, nosebleed, and difficulty breathing through the nostrils. Treatment for a broken nose depends on the severity of the fracture.
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