A 44-year-old member asked:
what are the common causes of high pancreatic enzyme levels?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Barry Rosen answered
33 years experience General Surgery
Pancreatitis: Inlammation of the pancreas, pancreatitis, is most commonly caused by a gallstone blocking the entrance of the pancreatic duct into the intestine, or alcoholism. Less common causes include side-effects of certain drugs, very high triglyceride levels, and anatomical abnormalities of the pancreas.
Answered on Oct 29, 2018
Dr. Donald Colantino answered
60 years experience Internal Medicine
High amylase,lipase: High levels of both enzymes are caused by pancreatic inflammation. High levels of lipase are seen with tumors of the pancreas or stomach, but also with gall bladder inflammation,kidney failure,high blood calcium.
Answered on Dec 25, 2018
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