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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
35 years experience Gastroenterology
What is the ?: Hereditary pancreatitis is a real problem. Related to the same genes as in cystic fibrosis. Ultimately structural changes in the pancreas lead to dail ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: It sounds like you had some issues, maybe abdominal pain sometime in May, when you had your pancreatic enzymes checked, but you no longer have pain no ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
High amylase: In pancreatitis amylase and lipase are both elevated more than three times the normal level, but amylase can be elevated without having pancreatitis.I ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Lab values: A low amylase has no clinical significance. Reasons for a low A/G ratio include hypoalbuminemia and hypergammaglobulinemia. But the lesion needs follo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
18 years experience Family Medicine
Lipase: those numbers arent that high, but you may need a ct scan of pancreas.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Chronic pancreatitis: Chronic pancreatitis is hallmarked by problems absorbing fats (greasy, floating stools, sometimes gray or chalky). Problems with sugar metabolism come ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: Amylase elevation canoccur due to pancreatitis or other illness but not neccessarily in pancreatic cancer.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
History & physical: If the pancreas is inflamed or damaged, amylase and lipase are often up, and it's not subtle. If your pancreas isn't functioning properly, you'll be l ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
Pancreatic mass: I would suggest you see a gastroenterologist who can perform an ultrasound guided endoscopic FNA (fine needle aspirate) of this mass. You will not ha ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Pancreatic issues: I would say you have a good chance of no future issues with your pancreas if you stay away from alcohol. Good luck!
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