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Played some tackle football for fun. Flank is sore. How do you know muscle from kidney trauma?
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: You may not know
Unless urine color changes reflecting poss bleed.
A doctor can tell by ultrasound that may show a bruised kidney or by microscopic blood in urinalysis. Rarely, severe effort in hot weather especially in a non conitioned person may cause muscle breakdown with pain and muscle products that pass through kidneys may cause pain. This condition is called rhabdomyolysis. If you are better, do nothing.

In brief: You may not know
Unless urine color changes reflecting poss bleed.
A doctor can tell by ultrasound that may show a bruised kidney or by microscopic blood in urinalysis. Rarely, severe effort in hot weather especially in a non conitioned person may cause muscle breakdown with pain and muscle products that pass through kidneys may cause pain. This condition is called rhabdomyolysis. If you are better, do nothing.
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