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My right side ribs feel bruised to the touch but there are…

My right side ribs...

My right side ribs feel bruised to the touch but there are no bruises

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

Loss of appetite on and off. light headed. nausea

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that makes your head feel worse or better?

About 3 days. my ribs look slightly swollen

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I had renal cell carcinoma in my right kidney I had a full nephrectomy

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Hello I'm Dr Chip

Are you saying it's tender/sore there?

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Any trauma involved or have you been coughing?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
No, neither

Does it hurt to take a deep breath?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
no
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I am concerned about my right kidney. I am also on medication for high blood pressure

Where exactly is the pain located?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
on my ribs.....right side, wrapped to the back

OK

I think then this is just a muscle pull and nothing serious

First off, you can't actually press directly on a kidney from the back--the ribs are in front of it

Second, except for a kidney infection which usually causes a high fever and exhaustion, kidney problems don't cause pain

So I see nothing worrisome here

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
thats a strange answer as I had a kidney removed and I was having back pain

Why was it removed?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
My ureter was stitched during a c-section and I lost kidney function.... there was also renal cell carcinoma in that kidney

Well hydronephrosis could cause kidney pain for sure

But again, if you're actually tender back there that isn't your kidney

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