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What if you peritoneal fluid is yellow?

Probably normal: Normal peritoneal fluid is "straw" colored and clear. If this is the color you are referring to, it would be normal. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Amylase (Definition)

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


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I was told that the changes in the peritoneal fluid due to endometriosis is one of the causes of my infertility. What does this mean?

I was told that the changes in the peritoneal fluid due to endometriosis is one of the causes of my infertility. What does this mean?

Endo is inflammatory: Endometriosis causes an inflammatory reaction. This produces "mini-hormones" that can affect many aspects of the reproductive process including ovulation, tubal pick-up of the egss, and implantation. ...Read more

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My mom has peritoneal fluid (not too big amount) and after tests and ct scans all organs are normal. Should we worry? She is all I have, I get worried

My mom has peritoneal fluid (not too big amount) and after tests and ct scans all organs are normal. Should we worry? She is all I have, I get worried

You mean ascites?: Distinguish causes based on serum-ascites Albumin gradient--e.g. alcoholic hepatitis, cirrhosis, budd-chiari, cardiac, fatty liver of pregnancy, massive liver mets, myxedema, portal vein thrombosis, sinusoidal obstruction syndrome, pancreatic disease, renal disease, etc. Sounds like however her work-up has ruled most of these out. Now help guide her to the healthiest lifestyle & quality of life. ...Read more

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Pelvic MRI shows small cystic structure with adjacent second small contiguous cysts & small amount of free peritoneal fluid at culdesac. What is this?

Pelvic MRI shows small cystic structure with adjacent second small contiguous cysts & small amount of free peritoneal fluid at culdesac. What is this?

Follow up with docto: Who ordered test could be an asmptomatic incidental finding needs clinical correlation with symptoms what they are now are words on a page without clinical corelation ...Read more

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My mom aged 75 got recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, with peritoneal fluid. CT shows no liver or lymph node What is life expectency with Treat?

My mom aged 75 got recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, with peritoneal fluid. CT shows no liver or lymph node  What is  life expectency with Treat?

No way to tell: Some of these are super-slow growers and she may have more good years ahead. Her oncologist can look at the pathology report and tell her the chances -- and it's always "percentage odds" rather than life expectancy. ...Read more

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Why do they test the fluid from a thoracentesis for amylase?

Why do they test the fluid from a thoracentesis for amylase?

Pancreas: To try and determine where is has or is coming from. Amylase may be a sign that that there is a problem with the pancreas nad although rare may be foind in thoracentesis fluid. ...Read more

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Why do they test the fluid samples from a thoracentesis for amylase and glucose?

Why do they test the fluid samples from a thoracentesis for amylase and glucose?

Evaluate cause: A thoracentesis involves removing fluid from the pleural cavity. Laboratory values obtained from the fluid may enable a doctor to determine the cause of the fluid accumulation. Amylase present in the fluid could mean either pancreatitis or, more rarely, esophageal perforation. Glucose<40mg/dl, possible infection, >40mg/dl probably not infectious. ...Read more

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What are the reasons doctors test the fluid from a thoracentesis for amylase and glucose?

What are the reasons doctors test the fluid from a thoracentesis for amylase and glucose?

Cancer & infections: A few possible causes of increased pleural fluid amylase level are cancer, pancreatitis, liver cirrhosis and tuberculous infection. Cancer is more commonly and is more likely with high amylase level. Pleural fluid glucose helps in certain infections from noninfectious causes of pleural effusions. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high levels of amylase what does that mean?

What to do if I have high levels of amylase what does that mean?

How do you FEEL?: About 1% of healthy folks have their amylase tagged with an immunoglobulin that prevents it from being lost via the kidney like other folks. This is nothing to worry about. If you feel okay, this is probably the explanation. ...Read more

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My amylase enzyme was only 28 IU/l what could be making that so low?

Not of any concern: You can ignore this as it does not mean anything medically important. We only worry if the Amylase is high which would reflect damage to the pancreas. In your case we can say that your pancreas is very healthy. I do not even know why they checked it in the first place! ...Read more

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What are amylase my son is 9yrs nold and his amylase was 120 what does this mean

What are amylase my son is 9yrs nold and his amylase was 120 what does this mean

Amylase : Amylase is a enzyme that is found in the body, it's main function is to aid in digestion. It is often ordered if a problem (mainly inflammation ) is suspected in the pancreas, if your son had abdominal pain, nausea, and/or vomiting then this test was likely ordered with many other tests including an abdominal ultrasound. I can not tell you what the 120 signifies, mainly due to the fact that each lab has it's own reference range for every test done. However i can say this falls in the normal range for the lab I use here in my office. The ordering doctor will be able to give you the exact reason why the test was ordered, the reference range of the amylase, and what your son's level means. Just based on your post and no other info. Given it sounds like your son is probably just fine, and no major problems were detected. ...Read more

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Amylase elevated -250. Lipase is normal. What causes this?? Should I be concerned?

Any symptoms?: Why were these tests ordered? There are many causes of elevated amylase and it would require in person evaluation to ascertain the cause. You may consult this site for information on this topic: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003464.htm For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What food reduce amylase in blood ?

What food reduce amylase in blood ?

None: Specific foods do not suppress or lower serum amylase concentrations. High water intake with high urine output can decrease the blood concentration since clearance by the kidneys will be increased. ...Read more

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What does high "serum amylase" levels tell you?

What does high "serum amylase" levels tell you?

Usually pancreatitis: Inflammation of the pancreas and salivary glands raises serum levels of amylase. Serum lipase is elevated on pancreatic inflammation only. Intestinal and renal lesions may be associated the increase in amylase. ...Read more

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

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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What is the definition or description of: serum amylase?

What is the definition or description of: serum amylase?

Serum test: Determination of amylase levels in the blood, usually to determine inflammation of the pancreas. ...Read more

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What are conditions responsible for high levels of serum amylase?

What are conditions responsible for high levels of serum amylase?

High amylase: In pancreatitis amylase and lipase are both elevated more than three times the normal level, but amylase can be elevated without having pancreatitis.It can be elevated in cholicystitis, kidney failure, tumors of pancreas, salivary glands, prostate, lung and ovaries.It may be be elevated after ERCP procedure, and some medications can cause elevation of amylase and very high triglycerides can cause pancre. ...Read more