A 20-year-old female asked:

My lipase level is 92 u/l. the lab says normal is 11-82. just had vsg surgery. why is this happening & is this dangerous or life threatening?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Not: "life threatening" but may indicate a prior (mild) pancreatitis. Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Vsg can increase forming of gallstones and gallstones can cause pancreatitis
Sep 24, 2017
Last updated Sep 27, 2017


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