- A common symptom of pancreatic problems is a dull pain in the upper abdomen (belly) and/or middle or upper back that comes and goes.
- Some patients describe pain starting in the middle abdomen and radiating into the back. Pain can be worse when lying down and can often be relieved by leaning forward.
- Pancreatic pain can differ from person to person, so be sure to discuss any new pain-related symptoms with your pancreas doctor or a pancreas specialist.
The pancreas is located in the upper part of the abdomen, behind the stomach. Due to its more posterior location, the pain originating from the pancreas is felt more in the back rather than the front.