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Doctor insights on: Blunt Force Trauma Kidney Failure

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What symptoms do I need to look for after having blunt force trauma to the kidneys ?

What symptoms do I need to look for after having blunt force trauma to the kidneys ?

Pain, blood: I would look for pain in flank area and blood in the urine, if you have nothing of that you probably fine, if still concern you can get kidney us and kidney function test, if that is fine nothing to worry. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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What is the recovery like after experiencing blunt force trauma?

What is the recovery like after experiencing blunt force trauma?

It depends: Recovery depends on where & how hard the person was hit, and how extensive the injury is. ...Read more

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Doctors, do you think I can die from blunt force trauma?

Doctors, do you think I can die from blunt force trauma?

Absolutely: Blunt force trauma, especially about the head can kill you. also, may internal organs can be injured and bleed. The bowel can be perforated or torn. The neck and the rest of the spine can be injured, sometimes with spinal cord injury. So, yes you can. ...Read more

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What can a blunt force trauma to a knee with osteoarthritis do?

What can a blunt force trauma to a knee with osteoarthritis do?

May break it: Osteoporosis weakens bone so any trauma will break this or weaken the area further and cause further damage. ...Read more

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Blunt force trauma to upper chest, three years on, there is still a lump. Why is it still there?

Blunt force trauma to upper chest, three years on, there is still a lump. Why is it still there?

Depends : It could be a hematoma that organized and is now a fibrous mass. Could be a healed rib fracture with a large callus (new bone that's formed to heal the fracture). See your doctor. He or she should start with a chest x-ray, then perhaps a ct scan. If there's anything abnormal, see a thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I address a blunt force trauma?

How can I address a blunt force trauma?

Depends on where: Is this to the head, chest, abdomen? Additional imaging is needed. ...Read more

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What kind of damage can blunt force trauma abdominal area cause?

What kind of damage can blunt force trauma abdominal area cause?

Multiple Injuries: Multiple injuries can result depending on the amount of force and how it is applied. Injuries may include spleen laceration, liver laceration, kidney laceration, or injury to the bowel. In high impact injuries, traumatic hernias of the diaphragm or the abdominal wall may also occur. ...Read more

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After blunt force trauma to my head, there is a random bump remaining. Could this be a clot?

After blunt force trauma to my head, there is a random bump remaining. Could this be a clot?

Unlikely, but...: It depends how long its been. And either way, if you are feeling it it is clearly outside of your skull so would not affect your brain (different than a clot on the brain) many traumas can result in a nodule or lump of scar tissue that u can feel. These are benign. ...Read more

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How long does it take for internal bleeding symptoms to show up after relatively minor blunt force trauma tothe abdomen below the ribs?

How long does it take for internal bleeding symptoms to show up after relatively minor blunt force trauma tothe abdomen below the ribs?

Depends: Trauma to abdomen under ribs may cause internal abdominal injury to different organs including spleen, liver and other organs.Symptoms will show up after different time intervals , instantaneous in case of some organs and delayed in case of trauma to other organs. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could you die from blunt force trauma?

Please tell me, could you die from blunt force trauma?

Certainly: Especially if the physical trauma is against a vulnerable part of the body (e.g. Head, etc). ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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