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Causes Elevated Lipase Levels
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
Could drinking the day of a blood test cause slightly elevated lipase levels? Do not drink heavily and never had acute pancreatitis.
I think so: I think that if you've never had this problem before, and you had been drinking that same day before the test, then it's certainly possible the alcohol caused an acutely elevated lipase level. If you drink on a daily basis, though, it's also possible that irbid always a little elevated. Maybe repeat the lipase lab when not drinking to check, ok? ...Read more
No: More likely is cholelithiasis with common duct stones and alcohol abuse ...Read more
High lipase levels: 33 F from Canada notes lipase levels mildly elevated and asks what could cause this. There are many things that can cause this including pancreatitis, gall bladder stone in pancreatic duct, meds, kidney disease, So you really need to ask the Dr who ordered it to interpret it for you as your team there knows you best. You can also google this. But I recommend uptodate.com 4 best source of med info ...Read more
If my elevated/fluctuating lipase levels were caused by acinar cell carcinoma, would they likely come back down into normal range occasionally?
ACC: 1-2% of total pancreatic tumors in adults. 50% of the cases have high lipase manifesting with fever, arthralgia, rash even in absence of jaundice. Also AFP ( Alfa-feto protein) a cancer marker. Abdominal pain is constant. Appears on CT as a tumor and the fine needle biopsy confirms it. Only fluctuations in lipase is not diagnosis. Any other causes(medication, alcohol, certain foods) are possible. ...Read more
Have had slightly elevated lipase levels twice over past 8 months (80 and then 61 - reference range to 60). Drink very rarely. Never had acute pancreatitis. Have recently had a normal ct scan. What would cause these abnormal levels?
Any indication to do a contrast abdominal CT in a patient with marginally increased lipase levels probably caused by elevated triglycerides?
Not enough info.: generally, a contrasted CT would not be necessary in this instance, but more information about the symptoms, other lab values, such as amylase and white blood count, and the results of a physical exam could change that recommendation. If your lipase is elevated, follow through with your doctor's advice. Good luck. ...Read more
Maybe nothing: A mild elevation of serum lipase generally means nothing whatever. Even taking an Ibuprofen tablet may raise the level. The reference range is simply what most folks have. Lipase is assayed primarily to rule out acute pancreatitis, which is not a subtle disease and in which lipase is usually several times above the top of the reference range. ...Read more
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
Lipase levels have fluctuated over past 2 yrs. At one lab they have always been within normal, but at another lab they're always slightly elevated?
What causes low lipase levels on blood test?
Lipase 7 IU/L (range is 15-60)
Amylase 38 IU/L (range is 28-100)
Would this cause symptoms?
Means nothing: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Unless you're obviously sick with bad maldigestion, I would make nothing of this ...Read more
If someone has chronic pancreatitis, will their amylase and lipase levels always be elevated? Or only during flare ups?
Not Necessarily: Serum amylase and lipase may or may not be elevated in cases of chronic pancreatitis, depending on the severity of inflammation and cell damage. Of the two, lipase is more likely to mildly elevated. While lipase is specific to the pancreas (amylase comes from other sources), both are commonly elevated in cases of acute pancreatitis. ...Read more
Elevated lipase level two days in row. Recent VSG surgery. No pain or other symtpoms. Just lipase. Does this mean cancer?
Pancreatitis or VSG: A vertical sleeve gastrectomy removes about 75% of stomach, including the part that covers a lot of the pancreas. Both surgery in this area and general anesthesia can cause elevations in lipase, which represent pancreatitis. CANCER NEVER ELEVATES LIPASE (very rare cases). Lipase must have been measured because of pain -- no other reason. Could also be a leak or an ulcer. Rec endoscopy & CT. ...Read more
How elevated do lipase levels typically get in someone with acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas?
Ms. Amanda: Unfortunately there are no good tests for screening for pancreatic cancer. Lipase is not reliable and lumpy fat is a quack thing.
You may consult this site for info on this topic:
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/detailedguide/pancreatic-cancer-detection ...Read more
My serum lipase level was 70, normal lab value is 0-60. All other values within normal range. No symptoms. W/F, 51 yoa. Cause for concern?
it is within normal variation but the question is why did you have it checked anyway are you concern about pancreas or other organ in human body
when you answer that we might be able to provide even a better answer
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What would cause low Creatinine and Lipase levels in my son's bloodwork? He is 9 and has chronic abdominal pains for over a year.
Low creatinine: can come from a lack or low levels of muscle mass. Most young children can have this phenomenon without real disease. Low lipase levels are usually more complicated as it depends on the condition in which blood was taken. Lipase is a digestive enzyme produced by the pancreas. Low levels of lipase can indicate cystic fibrosis, where the pancreas is permanently damaged, or chronic pancreatitis. ...Read more
When lipase levels do elevate because of pancreatic cancer, how high do the levels tend to get? Very high or just slightly elevated?
What could cause high lipase levels without having a inflamed pancreas? I had this for 3 years with excruciating pain in my abdomen
I had abdominal pain. Vomitted for 2 times. Got hospitalized. Elevated lipase level 111. Doc says its pancreatitis, but i had doubt. Maybe its not?
Pancreatitis: Yes, it could be a pancreatitis. Alcohol consumption , gallbladder stones with obstruction of the pancreatic duct are some of the causes. Amylase and lipase levels will be increased in pancreatitis. Your doctor may order US or CT of your abdomen to diagnose the gallbladder or pancreas diseases. ...Read more
I've had elevated lipase levels after VSG surgery. Gastro ordered yet more labs and an ultrasound of pancreas. I'm so scared! Feedback! ?
I bloat & get stomach pains no matter what i eat or drink, even tea & water. My lipase levels were high, 352. What could cause this? Is it all related
Two separate issues: The bloating and gas may very well be unrelated to your elevated lipase (two separate issues). Bloating and gas may be due to celiac disease or ibs related. An elevated lipase level may be pancreatic in origin (pancreatitis) but may also have other non-pancreatic sources. Evaluation by a gastroenterologist would be appropriate. ...Read more
Why would I have intermittently only slightly elevated lipase levels? Normal abdominal ultrasound and ct scan with contrast?
Ultrasound:Normal sized pancreas with non-parencymal disease. Elevated lipase level 111. Vomiting, abdominal pain. Is it pancreatitis?
Can taking Tums (calcium carbonate) and/or Pantoprazole cause lighter than normal stool? Recently had bloodwork done, liver function, bilirubin, and lipase levels normal.
Pain lower abdomen right side constant nausea vomiting dizzy diarrhea no temp. Low lipase levels blood in urine elevated white cell Ct ?
You have been seen?: Return to the doctor if the symptoms continue. If you do not feel we'll go back to doctorv ...Read more
Pancreatitis: Hi. What did the doc who ordered the test tell you? We order tests for a reason to either try to confirm a suspicion or rule it out. In your case, it's looking for causes of your abdominal pain and bloating. Your lipase is high, and the most common reason would be pancreatitis, which certainly could be the cause of your symptoms. Pancreatitis can make you very sick. Talk with your doc. ...Read more