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lipase is normal does that mean my pancreas is healthy

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hoonbae Jeon
30 years experience Transplant Surgery
Almost impossible.: Pancreatitis is one of the most painful conditions that people can have.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
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
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Paul
Dr. Adam Paul answered
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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
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 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Brant
25 years experience Family Medicine
Ultrasound abdomen: Check for tumor or tissue damage.

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