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when i take a deep breath, all across my lower back hurts bad. 3rd day. recent blood work, lipase count was high 81. long time smoker with bulging dis?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can still be ur disc: your lower back is hurting because of your bulging disc, if it was your lumbar. Elevated Lipase level can be due to pancreatitis mainly, and the doctor who ordered would interpret the result in the context of the whole clinical picture, you would be much sicker if it was a severe pancreatitis or other GI tract disease. Lie on your back, warm compresses and pain killers, if no improvement c ur MD
Answered on Aug 7, 2016

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