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What can cause amylase & lipase levels to slightly elevate? They weren't too high like norm is under 300 it was 332. All rad tests are negative!

What can cause amylase & lipase levels to slightly elevate? They weren't too high like norm is under 300 it was 332. All rad tests are negative!

Gallbladder: Passing small gallstones is a possible reason for your elevated amylase and lipase. If you had an ultrasound, and it was normal, no stones and no sludge then consider a nuclear tech hida. Your doc or GI specialist will need to be consulted. ...Read more

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Dr. Todd Igel
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Lipase (Definition)

Lipases, such as lipoprotein lipase and endothelial lipase, are enzymes that breakdown circulating triglycerides (tg). Specifically, lipases degrade tg rich lipoproteins including chylomicrons, very low density lipoprotein (vldl) and remnant particles produced by breakdown of chylomicron and vldl particles. Decreased lipase function leads to accumulation of ...Read more


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Told amylase/lipase >800. Must admit. Besides nausea, some abd pain + bradicardia, feel ok than April when symp begun. This pancreatitis that serious?

Need more info.: It is sometimes difficult to evaluate how serious pancreatitis is, and it requires not only amylase and lipase results, but also the results of other labs and usually a CAT scan, in addition to physical exam results. If your doctor suggests hospital admission, you should follow through. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can 19% gallbladder ejection fraction lead to elevated levels of amylase/lipase? No stones/sludge found; problem started while pregnant but persists.

GB Ejection Fraction: Its not usual to have amylase and lipase elevation unless there is stasis (slow flow) of pancreatic juice. Low ejection fraction of gall bladder (GB) alone does not explain elevation of these pancreatic enzymes. ...Read more

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ULQ pain, & back pain feels better to lean fwd, tender to touch, amylase & lipase normal, bad indigestion. Hrt burn and ulcer meds don't work. Help?

ULQ pain, & back pain feels better to lean fwd, tender to touch, amylase & lipase normal, bad indigestion. Hrt burn and ulcer meds don't work. Help?

See a doctor: You need to take a break from eating solid food stay well hydrated and eat warm soups you might need to see a doctor to order some test like ultrasound or and upper endoscopy to know what is wrong and to treat so ease go and see your doctor good luck ...Read more

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What does it mean if your amylase and lipase are high?

Pancreatitis: Amylase and lipase are both enzymes that can be detected in the blood in the setting of pancreatitis. With inflammation or injury to the pancreas, these enzymes are "leaked" and get in to the blood. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose pancreatitis? Raised amylase and lipase? Please explain

Inflamed pancreas: Acute pancreatitis causes significant upper abdominal discomfort which may radiate through to the back. It can be confused with acute gastritis, peptic ulcer or acute gall bladder inflammation. Elevations of serum amylase and llpase are diagnostic. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Amylase (Definition)

An enzyme produced by either the panceas or the salivary glands that aid is the ...Read more