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Doctor insights on: Bulimia And Amylase Level

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

Apsychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more


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My total bilirubin (1.5 mg/dl) and amylase level (126u/l) are higher. They are higher for the past 5 years, what might be happening?

May be normal: Your bilirubin result is within normal limits. Depending on the lab that did amylase, that may also be within normal limits. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor is the best one to do that. See these sites for info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003479.htm
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003464.Htm. ...Read more

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Can pancreatitis occur without abnormal serum amylase level?

Can pancreatitis occur without abnormal serum amylase level?

Yes: Though this is more likely with an acute flare in someone with chronic pancreatitis. Much of the pancreas may already be damaged/scarred/fibrosed in patients with chronic pancreatitis, so an acute injury may not cause much increase in serum amylase. ...Read more

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I got my blood tests today and my amylase level is 123.75 UI/L from 100. Other values are in normal ranges. Should I worry? What can it be?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, what you have described is not a cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My amylase level is 120. A mass was found on the head of my pancreas. I also suffer with Large stomcah, even with exercise.?

My amylase level is 120. A mass was found on the head of my pancreas. I also suffer with Large stomcah, even with exercise.?

Pancreatic mass: I would suggest you see a gastroenterologist who can perform an ultrasound guided endoscopic FNA (fine needle aspirate) of this mass. You will not have peace of mind until you get a diagnosis. Once you get a diagnosis you can make and educated decision on treatment. ...Read more

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What amylase level is too high for female? What can be problems if also high BUN/Creatinine ratio, high anion gap, and high direct bilirubin?

Why do you ask?: Amylase kay be very high without being a problem because of a harmless variant called macroamylasemia. The ratio is useful only to explain other abnormals is obvious disease. Same is basically true if the gap. If you feel well, slightly high direct bilirubin may be meds or a minir metabolic glitch. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more

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I am 51 year old women my serum amylase level is 141 what is the reason my ultrascan and CT scan was ok what other reason to be serum level high?

I am 51 year old women my serum amylase level is 141 what is the reason my ultrascan and CT scan was ok what other reason to be serum level high?

Depends: The normal range is 23 to 85 units per liter (u/l). Some laboratories give a range of 40 to 140 u/l. Pancreatitis also affects lipase level. Was this elevated? Ct and ultrasound may not detect mild changes in pancreas. Risk factors of pancreatitis include gallstone disease and heavy alcohol consumption.Elevation of amylase causes
aspirin, birth control pills, cholecystitis, gall stones, panc. Cancer. ...Read more

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Is a 218 amylase level, 14 anion gap, and 23 vitamin d 25 hydroxy bad results?

Is a 218 amylase level, 14 anion gap, and 23 vitamin d 25 hydroxy bad results?

Are high,,: These are somewhat high, especially amylase. This could possibly mean pancreatitis, and/or a calcium issue. It could have to do with your thyroid/parathyroid and you appear to have symptoms of low thyroid. With labs like these, more tests are likely needed to ascertain the cause and so at least a follow up visit to your doctor would be needed. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How do I lower amylase level?

You don't: Amylase is an enzyme made by the salivary glands, pancreas and intestine and excreted into the gut to facilitate breakdown of starch into sugars. The blood amylase level is a balance between synthesis/release of amylase and degradation/elimination of amylase. In certain conditions, amylase escapes into the blood, raising levels. It is excreted by kidney so elevation can be seen in kidney disease ...Read more

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What to do if I have a high amylase level and they can't give me any answers to why I do?

Macroamylasemia: One percent of folks have an antibody tagging their amylase which prevents it from being lost in the urine like other folks. If you feel well, and your amylase always runs quite high, just assume this is you. As a lab specialist, I'm always reminding folks to focus on how they feel and whether they have physical findings, and ignore the arcana of lab testing. Glad you're curious though. Cheers. ...Read more

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Why did amylase level increase after ercp?

Why did amylase level increase after ercp?

Pancreatic insult: Common to have post-ercp pancreatitis. Even without clinical pancreatitis, instrumentation may increase your pancreatic enzymes. ...Read more

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I have a high amylase level of 175, normal lipase, cmp, & CBC though. Should I worry. I was once told that amylase is a worthless test by a ER doctor?

Isolated high amylas: Can be from different sources - pancreas as well as salivary glands for example. What made you ER docs draw these bloodtests - abdominal pain, I assume? If the amylase level wasn't too high and your symptoms have resolved, I wouldn't worry about it. If there are continued sxs, would follow it up with your PCP. ...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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Labs came back dr said everything looked good. When I got them in the mail the amylase was at 182. Is this ok?

Check reference #s: Double check the reference range. Depending on the assay your number could be elevated or borderline high. This number may or may not be significant. ...Read more

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I went to ER with upper abdom pain. Amylase was elevated but doctor said not pancreatitis. What could it be then?

I went to ER with upper abdom pain. Amylase was elevated but doctor said not pancreatitis. What could it be then?

Need to examine: Mild elevation of amylase may be due to intestinal issues. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests, including imaging studies. If your symptoms subside, let it be, if the pain persists you may go to a hospital near you. Abdominal pain is a broad category, you may visit this site for info: https://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptom-checker/abdominal-pain-adult/related-factors/itt-20009075 ...Read more

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5wks ago I passed out ruq pain under rib going into back. Have duodenitis. Ct mrcp norm amylase was 137 then 97 now 154 hida scan40% extraction? Help

GB function normal: 40% ejection fraction means your gall bladder is contracting normally. You may have passed out a stone from your gall bladder 5 weeks ago, hence, the severe pain and the variable amylase level. If mrcp is normal, it means nothing is left in the biliary tree for you to worry about. Best thing you can do now is to eat less fatty food until pain has completely abated. ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzymes (ALT- 85, AST- 75). Normal liver/gall bladder ultrasound. Amylase was elevated but has normalised. Pain on LEFT side. Pancreas?

Elevated liver enzymes (ALT- 85, AST- 75). Normal liver/gall bladder ultrasound. Amylase was elevated but has normalised. Pain on LEFT side. Pancreas?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, if you drink alcohol, stop entirely, if you are even slightly overweight, lose weight and discuss any medications, including over the counter ones, with your doctor.
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 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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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 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

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What to do if I have pancreatitis - if so what should my blood amylase levels be like?

Few things: If pain is severe, you should go to the hospital. Liquid diet otherwise. Avoid alcohol. amylase level is usually normal, when it goes above normal, it suggests pancreatitis ...Read more

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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!

More than a little: Elevated. Elevations of amylase and lipase are usually due to pancreatic damage, and some times due to intestinal obstruction, renal failure. X-ray is not the most sensitive diagnostic tool for pancreatic lesions. Do you drink; or have gall stones? It would be prudent to consult a gasto-enterologist for a proper workup for your level of enzyme elevations. ...Read more

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Pancreatic amylase levels over 2400 hayley’s symptoms, frequency between the attacks shorter. Hayley's [email protected] http://childrenlivinginpain. Com/?

Pancreatic amylase levels over 2400 hayley’s symptoms, frequency between the attacks shorter. Hayley's journey@ http://childrenlivinginpain. Com/?

What is the?: Hereditary pancreatitis is a real problem. Related to the same genes as in cystic fibrosis. Ultimately structural changes in the pancreas lead to daily pain without enzyme rise. Avoid narcotics. See about celiac plexus block. If enzymes still go up, consider non-encapsulated pancreatic enzymes (high- dose) with every meal (and acid suppression) to minimize pain. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are normal Lipase and Amylase levels for 27 year old female?

Depends on the lab: However, there are pitfalls. The published ranges are set so that 5% of healthy people fall outside. Low values in a person who feels and appears well aren't helpful. Just the irritation of an ERCP can raise the numbers. And 1% of humankind have an antibody that causes a high amylase without there being anything else wrong. Most mild variations from normal can be ignored. ...Read more

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In a blood amylase levels test normal range being considered 25 - 115UI/L a result of 115 suggests anything? What would be a significant high value?

Stop worrying: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. I'm sorry nobody told you this. Acute pancreatitis can feature values of many thousands. There are other causes ranging from the enzyme being tagged with an antibody to mumps to a shot of an opiate. ...Read more

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What is an average level of serum lipase or amylase for 50 year old?

Narmam amlase 50yrs: It is 0 to137 u/per litre, per normal values may vary from lab to lab, check your lab
lipase level is 0 to 160 units per litre. ...Read more

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Amylase (Definition)

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