Either a physician in the emergency department or your primary care physician will make the initial diagnosis. He or she will examine the primary site of trauma and determine if a nasal fracture was sustained. Imaging, such as a CT scan may be required in order to confirm the extent of trauma to your nose and surrounding areas.
UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.