flank painClinical medicine Pain in the side DiffDx Adrenal tumor, hydronephrosis, polycystic kidney, pyelonephritis, renal tumor, renal cyst
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Patient discussion about flank pain
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?
A. Pancreatic 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.More discussions about flank pain
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