Patient : The other day I was the victim of an attempted robbery at a gas station were I was struck in the forehead and below the eye several times by a fist. This was three days ago and I have been spitting up traces of blood ever since. Also, each morning I have woken up with a congested nose, and when I blow it out, there is nothing but blood. I was wondering what could possibly be wrong with me and if it could be serious.
You should take the injury seriously as it seems the trauma you suffered has injured your sinuses. You may even have a fracture of one of the facial bones. You should get a CT scan to identify the nature of the injuries. Injuries to the sinuses usually require a course of antibiotics to prevent an infection and other potential complications. I strongly suggest that you see a physician to confirm the sinus injury and begin the appropriate treatment.
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