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Lipase is normal does that mean my pancreas is healthy

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hoonbae Jeon
Transplant Surgery 31 years experience
Almost impossible.: Pancreatitis is one of the most painful conditions that people can have.
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Pancreatitis: Pancreatitis caused by passing a gallstone out of the gallbladder, into the common duct, that becomes stuck in such a way that blocks the pancreatic d... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Not really: All it means is that you don't have pancreatitis at the time of the blood draw. If the pancreas were damaged by previous episodes of pancreatitis, the... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Not necessarily-: The can be many causes of lipase fluctuations, all of which require further investigation: pancreatic disease, alcohil, viruses, liver/ gallbladder pr... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Lipase: It may mean inflamation of the pancreas, inflamation of pancreas may come from alcohol abuse, infection, tumor or too much fat( hypertriglyceridemia) ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Paul
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Other cause: Has your doctor considered other causes for your pain? Since your lipase is normal this is not likely to be due to pancreatitis, but I would suggest h... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Why all the tests?: What are you or your doctor looking for? If there is no pain or symptoms & normal labs, why do an ultrasound? These ultrasound findings may be just a ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Mild and transient: Mild and transient pancreatitis. It can resolve quickly, m particualrly if mild. The ct scan was probably obtained to make sure you did not have can... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See doctor: You seem to have pancreatitis and it is not a do-it-yourself issue. Please see your doctor. If you do not have one, go to the emergency room of the ne... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Many sources: While lipase and amylase are produced for the most part by the pancreas, an elevation is usually a result of inflammation of pancreatic tissue . ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janice Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Gallbladder: Do you still have a gallbladder ? If so, you need to have this checked out. See a GI specialist or hepatologist. There are many at the uw where you li... Read More

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