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Amylase Peritoneal Fluid
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?
During endometrial cancer surgery, atypical cells were found in the peritoneal fluid. What does this mean.
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Pleural effusion detected in xray. Aspiration done. Pleural fluid tested on cytology and myobacterium culture done. All negative-no growth. Pain severe in chest and back. Amylase:47 ada:72 glucose:200?
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
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
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
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