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Hit by elbow during a game. Having pain in the back, side near the kidney. Reason?

I was hit by an elbow in a basketball game and it felt like I bruised my right kidney . It has been four days and now it feels like I hurt a rib (or something) on my back/side area near the left kidney. It hurrts more to move, drive,. get in and out the bed and get up and down in a bed than it did the first two days. What could it be?
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response

Thank you for the query.

Most likely you do suffer from rib fracture or muscle bruising. If the kidney were injured, the blood should appear in the urine. I suggest you to have ribs X-ray, chest X-ray and abdominal ultrasound to rule possible injuries out.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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