Patient discussion about flank

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Q. I have chronic pancreatitus, and my doctor cannot figure out why my pain is in my kidney area (right flank)?

Does anybody know why that is?
A1Pancreatic pain can sometimes cause refferred pain to the waist and back in a "belt-shape" form. This is due to the nerve supply to the pancreas and its origin. I would also recommend to get an ultrasound of the kidney just to make sure there is no pathology there.
A2Chronic pancreatitis is a long-standing inflammation of the pancreas that alters its normal structure and functions. It can present as episodes of acute inflammation in a previously injured pancreas, or as chronic damage with persistent pain or malabsorption. I dont really know why it is in your kidney but here is a website that might can help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_pancreatitis
Hope this helps.
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