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A 34-year-old male asked:

Elevated lipase on test for h pylori for duodenal ulcer. doc ordered ct on concerns of my general mild back pain. fearful of pancreatic cancer. 34m?

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Dr. Mark Weisberg
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Pancreatitis: For acute pancreatitis you would need your lipase to upward of three times the normal limit and/or have CT image evidence with epigastric pain. Elevated lipase can be non-specific and can be retested Pancreatic Ca unlikely at your age though CT would definitely help in viewing any possible tumors there. Chonic lipase elevatation can be due to chronic pancreatitis and further testing should be.
Last updated Sep 28, 2017


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