A 31-year-old female asked:
what can cause amylase & lipase levels to slightly elevate? they weren't too high like norm is under 300 it was 332. all rad tests are negative!
2 doctor answers
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered
48 years experience Pathology
More than a little: Elevated. Elevations of amylase and lipase are usually due to pancreatic damage, and some times due to intestinal obstruction, renal failure. X-ray is not the most sensitive diagnostic tool for pancreatic lesions. Do you drink; or have gall stones? It would be prudent to consult a gasto-enterologist for a proper workup for your level of enzyme elevations.
Answered on Dec 28, 2016
Dr. Tracy Berg answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Gallbladder: Passing small gallstones is a possible reason for your elevated amylase and lipase. If you had an ultrasound, and it was normal, no stones and no sludge then consider a nuclear tech hida. Your doc or GI specialist will need to be consulted.
Answered on Nov 4, 2016
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