Medical Specialty >> Nephrology

Doctors Lounge - Nephrology Answers

Back to Nephrology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge ( does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/09/2017.

Forum Name: Miscellaneous Nephrology Topics

Question: bleeding 5 days after kidney biopsy

 nan5 - Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:54 am

Hi I am 53 and had a kidney biopsy on 5 days ago. Stayed overnight with blood in urine the following morning, but discharged from hospital. Red blood the second night and then brown spotting periodically within these 5 days. Small amount of red blood this morning. Healthy otherwise, bun was 41 and creatinine was 1.5 before biopsy. All in all, I STILL have pain at lower left kidney site and am told by dr's office bleeding is normal . I am at home, no work since biopsy and no lifting or straining. Is my continued pain, (aching) and brown, sometimes red blood in uring normal 5 days after biopsy?
 nan5 - Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:50 pm

UPDATE. It is now 16 days past my needle biopsy. Bleeding and pain stopped 4 days ago (12 days after biopsy) and had one episode of red bleeding yesterday and one episode of brown blood today... Was diagnosed last week with a hemotoma ... Blood levels as of 6 days ago was 11.8 hemoglobing and 33.7 hemecrit.
Dr. says just REST ,,,, kidney is STILLLLLLLLLLLLl bleeding... is this normal?

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us