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Where are the kidneys in the human body felt?

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: In the back

The kidneys are located in the back about the level of the umbilicus or above toward the head, and four to five centimeters from the spine on each side.
A light pat on the back in this region can confirm if this is kidney pain.

In brief: In the back

The kidneys are located in the back about the level of the umbilicus or above toward the head, and four to five centimeters from the spine on each side.
A light pat on the back in this region can confirm if this is kidney pain.
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
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