Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
153 Doctors are Online

Child fell down from stairs. Minor bruise on lower right back and spotting. Reason?

Apr 2014
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 6486 Questions
My 7 year old fell down about 10 carpeted stairs today. She was fine except a minor bruise on her lower right back. She is in no pain but had some spotting on the TP when she went pee this evening. This happened one time, the previous time, shortly after she fell, there was no blood or discoloration in the urine. The third time, after the spotting, there was no blood or discoloration. I pressed her belly all around, no pain. I pressed her lower back, even on the bruise, no pain. She ate a good dinner and says she feels great. I'm thinking the kidney was banged when she fell, but do I need to take her in to the doctor tomorrow?
Posted Sun, 10 Nov 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
At present she needs observation only.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing to XXXXXXX

It is relieving that after fall from stairs,she is alright and doing well.
Bony injury is excluded as she is having no problem in body movement.
For history of spotting,at present she needs only close observation.
If it recurs then you should definitely consult urosurgeon.
She may need ultrasound of abdomen.CT Scan can be done if needed.
It will exclude any renal or other injuries.

Get well soon.
Hope i have answered your query.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Pediatrician

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor