According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of a broken nose may include swelling of the nose and surrounding areas, bleeding from the nose, misshapen nose and trouble breathing through the nose. Other signs of a broken nose are bruising, mucus discharge from the nose and blockage of nasal passages.
According to the Mayo Clinic, a broken nose is also known as a nasal fracture. A broken nose often involves a break or crack in the bone over the bridge of the nose. Surgery is not always required in treating a broken nose. The most common causes of a broken nose may include physical fights, contact sports, falling and car accidents.