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Hi @tmalley2177 and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I am sorry to hear that you are still having the kidney pressure and elevated lipase levels. It can be scary to not know what is going on in your body. I have included a few members here that might be able to speak about their situation and share insight with you. @contentandwell, @taya, @ltecato, @jeanne5009, @harper7745, @redhead1116, @sockwelljames and @cindychesler I also found an interesting article about common GI conditions that can be misdiagnosed. https://www.healthline.com/health/epi/commonly-misdiagnosed#other-conditions
Tmalley, do you find that your pressure and symptoms are affected by any type of food? Is there a time of day when the pressure is greater than it normally is?

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@tmalley2177 @amandaburnett I wish I could be more helpful, but this is not a problem that I have had. My husband had a problem with pain and pressure in that area quite a few years ago. When he went to his doctor the doctor asked him if he had put on weight, which he had, he said the pain was from that! As crazy as that sounds, when he dropped a few pounds it did get better.
If having a bowel movement decreases the pain then it may well be pressure from crowding, particularly if you have gained a bit of weight.