Can a back injury cause kidney failure?

Can a back injury cause kidney failure?

25yr white male 5’9′ 175lbs. On Saturday night while out drinking I slipping and slammed my back pretty hard on some steps. Sunday night I started having flu-like symptoms (fever, fatigue, headache, chills)plus very bad back pain. Today I went an urgent care and while my flu test was negative, they did find some blood in my urine. I have been drinking a lot of water but have not been urinating that often. The doctor gave me some antibiotics that treats kidney infections, but I’m just worried it could be a bigger issue.
Age:25
Male
Medications: None

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

Hi
Back injury can cause blunt renal trauma causing reduced renal functions , my opinion antibiotics does not make sense instead I need you to check GFR to understand if kidney is working properly or not, I should not prescribe or ask you to stop medications online, but my opinion is you should avoid the antibiotics and any analgesics until GFR is of normal value, also reduce proteins untill then
Good Luck

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi,
Since your injury is considered grade 2 and you are stable for now except for the blood in urine and fever , you need to get bed rest, get blood tests twice daily and get exanined daily for anu structural affection, cephalosporins antibiotics are recommended for 5 days for this injury.

Dr.Honey
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Dr.Honey

Hi.
Yes,blood in urine can be due to trauma or injury to the kidneys..
You should get your kidney functions tests.
Take sufficient bed rest to avoid any further damage.
You should also continue antibiotics to avoid any probability of infection..

Hope you get better soon..

Regards.

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