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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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The other day I fell and hit my lower right side by kidney area. Still tender when I lay on back, slightly bruised. Hit upper buttocks too. Worry?

The other day I fell and hit my lower right side by kidney area. Still tender when I lay on back, slightly bruised. Hit upper buttocks too. Worry?

Fell: As long as it is getting better there is nothing to worry about. If you start noting blood in the urine then you have to get this seen to or if the pain has been getting worse. Bruising is quite normal also. ...Read more

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I'm 25 weeks pregnant and have PKD. For 2 days I have had kidney pain and if I press in the area they feel like they are bruised. Do I call the doc?

I'm 25 weeks pregnant and have PKD. For 2 days I have had kidney pain and if I press in the area they feel like they are bruised. Do I call the doc?

Pregnant, PKD CVA pa: Go to ER as soon as possible. Any burning with urinatoin? You may have a kidney infection/stone and need IV antibiotics, IV fluids, . or have an issue with the placenta or possibly even appendicitis as everything is displaced in pregnancy. or it can be early labor which shoudl be stopped if possible Go to the ER this AM ...Read more

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Got hit in kidney area about a week ago no bruise no blood in urine but still very sore to touch feels swollen. Anything to worry about?

Got hit in kidney area about a week ago no bruise no blood in urine but still very sore to touch feels swollen. Anything to worry about?

Likely musculoskelet: The kidneys are very close to the lowest ribs (floating ribs) that could have a fracture which, if is the case, will take a few weeks to resolve. Of course, cannot rule out actual kidney bruise, however, lack of blood in urine is reassuring. It may be wise to see your primary care, if you haven't, to decide if the tender site is actually related to kidney position. ...Read more

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My child has severe pain in the area of kidneys, abnormal bruises, headaches, night sweats, and white blood count is 4.2 and neutrophils is 1.2, help?

My child has severe pain in the area of kidneys, abnormal bruises, headaches, night sweats, and white blood count is 4.2 and neutrophils is 1.2, help?

See a doctor soon: Without more information, it is impossible to tell what is wrong - but your child needs to see a doctor soon (within the next few days) to exclude a potentially dangerous disease. Your doctor will likely start by examining your child and repeating the blood counts to make sure that other blood cells are normal. More studies may bee needed to determine how to best help your child. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a bruise kidney?

What are symptoms of a bruise kidney?

Flank pain: Usual complaint is of flank pain initially.
Also there may be blood in the urine, but this may be a small amt and would only be detected on microscopic exam.

Best to see your DR, have exam, and labs done. ...Read more

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Can you bruise kidney falling on your back?

Can you bruise kidney falling on your back?

Yes: Although the kidneys are protected by strong back muscles and the ribs. It would take a severe injury to cause hemorrhage to the kidney. Pain is likely coming from the muscles in your back. If you blood in your urine or pain persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you bruise you kidney if you fall on your back?

Can you bruise you kidney if you fall on your back?

Unlikely: The kidneys lie half above and below the ribs ~ 10 cm off the midline. The ribs and strong spinal muscles provide excellent protection.

Pain may be from the muscles themselves. Please see your doctor for a detailed examination. ...Read more

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Bruise on my back where my kidney would be. What would cause this. I haven't hurt myself or been hit by anything?

Bruise on my back where my kidney would be. What would cause this. I haven't hurt myself or been hit by anything?

See professionals...: Bruise there is probably not related with kidney itself. Instead, watch for possible low platelet count. This is just a guess for your age and described condition.

But it's most advisable to consult with an expert, but at least with you pcp.

Meanwhile, collect any potential related symptoms such as general weakness, fever, or history of upper respiratory infection. .. Before going to see... ...Read more

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I have a huge bruise around my kidneys what does this mean?

I have a huge bruise around my kidneys what does this mean?

See below: You need to be examined by your physician. Without an exam. It's hard to tell you exactly what is going on. I suggest you make a phone call now. ...Read more

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I've heard bruising can be a sign of kidney issues? Why is this? I'm always complaining of unexplained bruising & I have an undiagnosed kidney problem

I've heard bruising can be a sign of kidney issues? Why is this? I'm always complaining of unexplained bruising & I have an undiagnosed kidney problem

Possible: The bruising that occurs with renal disease is a result of the build of of urea causing your platelets not to work properly. This is not the most common symptom of renal failure, and it takes quite a bit of uremia to cause bruising. A simple blood test can look at your blood urea, and see if this is a problem. ...Read more

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Could my kidney be damage from getting thrown off a motorcycle? Any organs that could have been bruised? All mris & xrays were normal.

Could my kidney be damage from getting thrown off a motorcycle? Any organs that could have been bruised? All mris & xrays were normal.

Yes: Any organ could be damaged by this kind of accident, but you said all MRI and x-ray were normal.
I think the best thing to do follow with you doctor to see any damage will appear in the near future. ...Read more

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Can sudden bruising be connected to kidney infection?

Can sudden bruising be connected to kidney infection?

Not likely: Bruising has many causes that need attention, especially if it occurs without recalling trauma to the area or taking anticoagulation drugs. You need to discuss this with your primary care doctor. Some antibiotics for infections may be related. ...Read more

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I bruised my left kidney when I fell and hit chair, now my left side feels as if knee pressing into it. Why?

I bruised my left kidney when I fell and hit chair, now my left side feels as if knee pressing into it. Why?

Kidney contusions: Or bruised kidneys can be very painful, and a potentially serious injury. May sure you have good follow up with your physician for this. ...Read more

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No infection & no visible stones, painful back radiates 2 front which feels like bruised kidneys after wards. Starts 20m after salad lasts 3hrs?

No infection & no visible stones, painful back radiates 2 front which feels like bruised kidneys after wards. Starts 20m after salad lasts 3hrs?

Back and abd pain: If your docs have ruled out any kidney stone or bladder infection, i'd be curious if they checked your gallbladder for gallstones. I'd also be curious if they thought this could be from gastritis, an ulcer, or hiatal hernia. An ultrasound can help with looking for gallstones. H.Pylori testing and endoscopy could look for ulcers. A visit to a gastroenterologist might be helpful. Best of luck! ...Read more

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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I have upper middle back pain. It feels like a bruise. I was told a few weeks ago I have kidney stones an infection.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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I have upper middle back pain. It feels like a bruise. I was told a few weeks ago I have kidney stones an infection.

Here are some...: If you've been evaluated with detailed Hx, physical exam, and imaging studies, and reported having kidney stone, the diagnosis is correctly established. But note: the combination of intermittent pain and seeing rbc or wbc doesn't say you got infection. Next issue is when and how to handle the confirmed stone; that should be based on the stone-related clinical picture, stone size & location, and... ...Read more

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What can do for a bruised kidney? Having a lot of pain, cannot take NSAIDs and Tylenol isn’t helping much

What can do for a bruised kidney? Having a lot of pain, cannot take NSAIDs and Tylenol isn’t helping much

Can see Dr. Again: With modern medications, a patient should be able to relieve the pain through working with her urologist, nephrologist, and pain management doctor. Doctors may want to re-scan the kidney if there is concern about tears in the kidney leaking blood and forming a hematoma (trapped blood), or leaking urine and forming a urinoma (trapped urine). Not much to do at home without seeing the doctor. ...Read more

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A ceftriaxone injection was given to me for kidney inflation. The problem is that it gave me a bruise where they inject the antibiotic. What do I do?

Tincture of time: Bruising is a common side effect of a needle puncture. It does not imply any need for a change in the treatment for your kidney infection. Bruising can occur from any trauma, such as bumping your arm. If you can apply pressure and ice immediately, you can minimize the size of the bruise. If this is not done immediately, the bruising expands and will be absorbed over 5-7 days or longer. ...Read more

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Kidney removed a week ago. No pain around wound, extreme bruising & pain on opp side on torso & leg. Ok walking but trouble sitting/lying down. Normal?

Kidney removed a week ago. No pain around wound, extreme bruising & pain on opp side on torso & leg. Ok walking but trouble sitting/lying down. Normal?

Post-op nephrectomy: If your pain and bruising is on the opposite side of the nephrectomy, I would be concerned for a possible retro peritoneal hematoma, essentially a bruise with a collection of blood that may take long to resorb. When you stand up there is less pressure on the nerves running through that space, you will feel it more sitting. Need to talk to your surgeon about this, esp. If you take blood thinners. ...Read more

Dr. Ajay Das Dr. Das
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Fell down stairs on my back did I bruise a kidney.? It hurts to go to the bathroom and breathe in

Dr. Ajay Das Dr. Das
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Fell down stairs...: Injury of this kind requires an examination by a doctor, x-rays/scans as necessary and a close exam of your stomach, back and other areas, a simple urine test to check for blood...however, I strongly believe that sprained or broken ribs with the bruised intercostal muscles are the cause of your breathe-in pains...also, not surprisingly your tail bone (coccyx) may be hurting too... ...Read more

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Last 2 times kidney stones feet would swell and get discolored almost bruising blotches, is this normal?

Last 2 times kidney stones feet would swell and get discolored almost bruising blotches, is this normal?

Unrelated: Swollen bruised feet has nothing to do with your kidney stones. You don't mention your age. Hopefully you are under the care of a doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can jumping rope bruise my kidneys? Extreme back pain under both sides of ribs - only 100 jumps per day for about a week.

Can jumping rope bruise my kidneys? Extreme back pain under both sides of ribs - only 100 jumps per day for about a week.

Unusal but: Unilateral acute renal cortical necrosis (acn) following skipping with. ..
Ndt. Oxfordjournals. Org/content/15/3/415.Full. Pdfby d tovbin - 2000 - cited by 3 - related articles
woman following prolonged jumping over a rope.. .. Assess the extent of the damage. This scan. ... G. Bilateral renal artery thrombosis secondary to blunt trauma:. .. ...Read more

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Painful to the touch near kidneys. No previous back pain/trauma. Consistent for about a year. Kind of a sore "bruise" pain when touched?

Painful to the touch near kidneys. No previous back pain/trauma. Consistent for about a year. Kind of a sore "bruise" pain when touched?

Spine not kidneys: Persistent pain or tenderness in the back near the kidneys is often due to underlying spinal issues, such as degeneration of the lumbar discs or arthritis of the spine. Pain from the kidneys themselves is usually intermittent and quite severe, whereas spinal pain tends to be more chronic and achy. ...Read more

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A nurse gave me ceftriaxone for kidney infection a week ago and I got this bruise still. Why? What can I do? Is there any faster healing?

A nurse gave me ceftriaxone for kidney infection a week ago and I got this bruise still. Why? What can I do? Is there any faster healing?

Here are some. ..: How long was the duration of using ceftriaxone? Its one-dose use is for uncomplecated gono, and its 1-2-week use is for real kidney infection (pyelonephritis); and its 2-3-day use is for bladder infection (cystitis) although usually unnecessary. Yet, what is the connection between kidnyey infection and bruise. Bruise is usually injury/contusion-related and requires no need to use antibiotics. So... ...Read more

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Jaundice skin/eyes. Past kidney problems portion of my kidney removed 2 months ago. Now pain and bruising where my kidney is without being hit.

Jaundice skin/eyes. Past kidney problems portion of my kidney removed 2 months ago. Now pain and bruising where my kidney is without being hit.

Jaudice: Please see a physician (p) for your problem of jaundice. It is never normal to have jaundice (j), j is a symptom and not a diagnosis. See a p for a diagnosis and a treatment plan for your j. Good luck. ...Read more