I had signifigant head trauma from a horse running into my face 2mos ago that I obtained a concussion, and spinal injury from. I was hit in the nose/forehead/right eye area. My nose had alot of swelling and I had black eyes, I had an xray at a walk in clinic the day of that they said showed what was probably a fracture,but as it's workers compensation I didn't get a facial ct scan until 3wks after it didn't show a fracture, however I was told that I have a deviated septum. I know I didn't have one 2 years ago when I had my nose checked out from a previous injury. Since this last trauma i've had trouble breathing out the right side of my nose, there's a bump on the bridge of my nose on the right side, I sneezed the other day and it felt like I had been whacked in the nose, and basically my nose just feels weird.
My questions are:
is it possible to get a deviated septum from blunt trauma with out breaking your nose?
Also, would a ct scan 3wks after the date of the incident show a even show a fracture?
I would greatly appreciate any type of input, thanks. :)
I had a severly deviated septum and never broke my nose, so yes it is possible to have it deviate without a break. There are times growing up I remember being roughed around during basketball which may have caused it, but I don't know. I had septoplasty last month to straighten the septum. Good luck!