A 34-year-old female asked:
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i have lipase levels that fluctuate from the high end of normal to 20 points over the ref range for the past two years. normal u/s and ct scan. all other blood work normal, including amalayse. should i have an eus or mrcp done? causing anxiety.

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Dr. Charles Jarowski
49 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No need to worry: Since your lipase levels are only minimally raised, have been so for two years at least, are associated with a normal serum amylase (and U/S and CAT scan), and are occurring in a patient who is asymptomatic--all argue for nothing serious. It probably represents low grade pancreatitis. Do you drink? Diabetic? Are you on birth control pills? Do you have gluten-related problems? No need for EUS/MRCP
Answered on Feb 20, 2017
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