A 31-year-old male asked:
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incidentally found high lipase numbers, fluctuates to normal to high. ct scans contrast, upper gi, ultrasound. recent mrcp normal. asymptomatic, no fam history. all 4 gastros say benign condition.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal variant: You have been well studied by experts and i would be confident in their conclusions and advice.
Answered on Feb 25, 2014
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Dr. Humberto Quintana
44 years experience Psychiatry
Go w/Gastron benign: A lipase test measures the amount of this enzyme in a blood sample. High amounts of lipase may be found in the blood when the pancreas is damaged or when the tube leading from the pancreas (pancreatic duct) to the beginning of the small intestine is blocked.
Answered on Mar 1, 2014

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