A 39-year-old male asked:
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should i be concerned that my lipase increased from 13 to 86 in three months? my gallbladder was removed a month ago, not diseased / nonfunctioning

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Yes: I would consult a gastroenterologist for either an MRCP or ERCP
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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