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Last year I got into a surfing accident and damaged my nose.

Recently I've noticed that my right eye makes squishy noises when I press it (with my eyes closed near my nose). My left eye does not make noises no matter how hard I press it. Also I have trouble breathing through my nostrils (especially my right) and I frequently find blood-stained boogers (mucous) in my nostrils. I also noticed that my right nasal bone is slightly larger than my left.

Are these symptoms related? What could it be?

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replied March 17th, 2010
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A10706
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem to be concerned by the difficulty in breathing through the right nostril, blood stained boogers in the nostrils and deformity of the nose.
You seem to have suffered nasal fractures during the surfing accident associated with the damaged nose. During that time, nasal fractures probably went unnoticed as they require high index of suspicion and may be missed on usual x-rays and now you seem to have developed nasal deformity due to improper apposition of fractured segments. The morbidity of nasal fractures includes nasal airway obstruction resulting from dorsal nasal collapse, septal deviation, valvular collapse, epistaxis etc. You might need a rhinoplasty or septoplasty due to the deformity and nasal obstruction for which you must consult your ENT surgeon.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.

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