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what does elevated pancreatic enzymes mean

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
Short answer: No: Most often if a malignant mass presses on the ductal system of liver or panc. (see picture), it can cause abn. blood enzymes. If the mass is small and ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Anything: Your MRI may be normal or may be abnormal depending on what the findings are. If your liver enzymes are caused by some sort of blockage in the bile pa ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe not: Are you symptomatic at this time, that may warrant a more expedient and aggressive evaluation?
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Probably: Basically looking for pancreatitis or complications of pancreatitis. These abnormalities do not disappear quickly.Many tim es pancreas can still appea ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: There are no good blood tests for pancreatic cancer. Amylase, Lipase and insulin levels are not helpful in the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Need more informatio: We need more information as to what your symptoms are, why the cat scan and ultrasound was ordered, whether you drink alcohol and how much, any meds y ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rosenbluth
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
It is unclear: Hi kitten40047. The jaundice and elevated enzymes are concerning. It is reassuring to hear that the ct was negative. There may be other reasons for he ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Digestive compounds: These are substances that are secreted by the pancreas to aid in digestion. They breakdown, fat, protein, and carbohydrates to allow the body to abs ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Pancreas enzyme?: You'd need to specify which pancreatic enzyme you're asking about, as there are many.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Digestive enzymes.: The islets of langerhans in the pancreas contain its endocrine cells that produce hormones that help control blood glucose levels: Alpha cells - gluca ... Read More
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