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I feel like I have bruised my left side of stomach and kidney

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I feel like I have bruised my left side of stomach and kidney area
Do I put heat or cold pack on it
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.PMT replied 7 years ago.

hi there,


Did you hurt yourself? Do you notice anything on the skin that might suggest a bruise then? (Bluish black hue?)


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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I work in a grocery store and think my side is hitting the side of the counter at the register but not sure. that is the only thing I can think of that might have made it so tender
Expert:  Dr.PMT replied 7 years ago.

If you constantly get the side of your stomach hit/ abraded by the side of the counter, it can definitely cause some tenderness and soreness. Cold packs will be adequate and maybe a Tylenol or two.


However, things to watch out for is: if the pain is increasing, you start getting some nausea/ vomiting... and if you notice that you are having urinary changes (pain on urination, frequent urination esp at night) which might indicate a kidney infection.


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