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A 18-year-old male asked:

i hit my back really hard on floor from falling. is it possible to damage kidney?

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Dr. Scott Hamstra
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Not likely: Your body is designed to protect your kidneys - covered by ribs and muscles and fat - a fall to the floor would not have the energy like a car accident would. If you see don't see blood in your urine within the first day - you can rest easy that all is well.

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