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Is blood in my urine related to a traumatic broken rib?

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Unlikely

There aren't any reports of kidney injuries after rib fractures.
That being said you should still be evaluated by a doctor in order to figure why you have blood in your urine.

In brief: Unlikely

There aren't any reports of kidney injuries after rib fractures.
That being said you should still be evaluated by a doctor in order to figure why you have blood in your urine.
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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In brief: Can be.

The trauma that caused a fractured rib can result in blood in the urine, often from a kidney injury.
The kidneys are protected by the lower 3 ribs and can sustain bruises or other injuries.

In brief: Can be.

The trauma that caused a fractured rib can result in blood in the urine, often from a kidney injury.
The kidneys are protected by the lower 3 ribs and can sustain bruises or other injuries.
Dr. Andrew Siegel
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Dr. John Hammes
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Probably not

If you have severe trauma (enough to break rib) you could also have a contused (bruised) kidney, which could then bleed.
But a broken rib alone (especially if it is high up) would not cause blood in urine. Usually, trauma severe enough to cause blood in urine results in hospitalization.

In brief: Probably not

If you have severe trauma (enough to break rib) you could also have a contused (bruised) kidney, which could then bleed.
But a broken rib alone (especially if it is high up) would not cause blood in urine. Usually, trauma severe enough to cause blood in urine results in hospitalization.
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