A 21-year-old male asked:
if steatorrhea is caused by pancreatic cancer, will a lipase blood test show abnormalities?
1 doctor answer
Dr. M. Hytham Beck answered
42 years experience General Surgery
Not really: brother Fadi. steatorrhea is not caused by pancreatic cancer, but by pancreatic deficiency. the pancreatic enzyme, and function could be completely normal in the case of cancer. I hope that answer your concerns. fi amani Allah.
Answered on Aug 22, 2015
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