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    bernadettebanks posted:
    I have stage two kidney disease and have been on a diet so it does not get any worse, and have not had any alcohol. But this Saturday I had a few drinks, Sunday morning i woke up in pain, my right kidney, also had a huge bruise over the area also. It is now Monday and I'm still in pain. There is no blood in my urine, still alot of pain. Not sure what to do...should I see my doctor or wait to see if it goes away on it's own...

    P.S. no i did not fall
    john-skpt responded:
    It's hard to conceive of chronic renal disease of any sort being the direct cause of bleeding or bruising.

    What might be going on is that your hemoglobin and hematocrit are lowered due to renal disease, thus making the blood a bit "thinner" and making a bruise easier. Still, early renal disease does not generally affect hematocrit all that much.

    So it is up to you whether to wait a bit or see the doc. But the bruising is unusual if you are absolutely certain that you didn't bump into something that might have caused the bruise. It probably is worth checking out in more detail.

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