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i got punched in the back 2 days ago, since then it feels like someone squeezes my kidney, i can't lay on my back and it feels like nerves are trapped when i am stood up and my body jumps its very painful should i see a doctor or could it just be very bruised

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replied August 21st, 2010
Kidney Conditions Answer A15532
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the squeezing pain in the back after being punched in the back 2 days ago.
If the injury occurs in the area of the back or flank, where the kidney is located, retroperitoneal bleeding (retro=behind; behind the abdominal cavity) may occur.Or it could be just muscle sprain/injury or some lumbar vertebral involvement.You must consult your personal physician for definitive diagnosis as the same is not possible online.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.

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