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What causes elevated lipase, amylase, transaminases (x 2-15) in the presence of normal liver and pancreas on ct? I have phpt and unid. Adrenal tumor.

What causes elevated lipase, amylase, transaminases (x 2-15) in the presence of normal liver and pancreas on ct? I have phpt and unid. Adrenal tumor.

Gallstones: Gallstones or bile duct narrowing/strictures can cause laboratory findings like that. Some stones are too small to see on ct scans, but still can cause problems in you pancreas and biliary system. ...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


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

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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Hi, my friend had an episodic central abdominal pain, his ESR levels fluctuated between 100 and 30 with slightly elevated serum amylase, causes please.

Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain with increased amylase usually suggests pancreatic inflammtion.Gallstones, alcohol and medication are common causes for pancreatitis.Please consult your doctor for further testing. ...Read more

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Amylase and lipase both slightly elevated. Left shift seen on cbc. (h neut. L. Lymp) eating =adrenaline surges, dizzy, elev. Hr, hypogly symp cause?

Amylase and lipase both slightly elevated.  Left shift seen on cbc. (h neut. L. Lymp) eating =adrenaline surges, dizzy, elev. Hr, hypogly symp cause?

Too complicated: Don't make too much of the symptoms as presented. Not sure these things are related. Cysts are interesting but may be benign, BP seems to display normal variation. Would have to see hypoglycemia to believe it. All in all you will likely need a local doc to put this all together in a coherent picture. May represent anxiety. ...Read more

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Can pristiq (desvenlafaxine) cause low blood sugar of 64 in a patient with stage 3 CKD & elevated amylase and lipase enzymes. No diagnosis of pancreatitis from mayo.

Can pristiq (desvenlafaxine) cause low blood sugar of 64 in a patient with stage 3 CKD  & elevated amylase and lipase enzymes. No diagnosis of pancreatitis from mayo.

Very unlikely: Up until october of 2013 there have only been 7 cases of hypoglycemia reported to the fda regarding Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) out of hundreds of thousands of prescriptions that have been written. Also, 64 is not technically low blood sugar.It must be below 50, and some specialists would use 40 aat a hypoglycemic cut-off. ...Read more

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Elevated amylase (250) and liver enzymes (ALT, AST). Normal abdominal ultrasound & CBC. WHat could cause this if ultrasound is normal?

See below: 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 ...Read more

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What does an elevated lipase and amylase mean?

What does an elevated lipase and amylase mean?

Can be pancreas infl: Amylase: enzyme made by pancreas and salivary glands. Elevation can be seen with pancreatitis, mumps, vomiting/bulimia sometimes with other GI (gallbladder, ulcer), gyn issues. Lipase is a somewhat more specific pancreatic enzyme. Mild elevations non specific, very high more specific marker of pancreatic inflammation. Kidney disease screws up the values. Incr. In cystic fibrosis, celiac, . ...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!

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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What % of chronic or acute pancreatitis shows elevated Lipase or Amylase?

Acute tests: A 1998 study found that 100% of patients with acute pancreatitis had an elevated lipase, and 95% had an elevated amylase directly upon admission to the hospital. As their hospitalization continued, those values dropped off and so the tests would be less useful for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can taking antibiotics cause high amylase?

HIGH AMYLASE&ANTIBIO: No antibiotics and there are many different antibiotics used for various infections, but commonely used oral antibiotics do not cause elevation of amylase to my knowledge. ...Read more

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Can you have acute or chronic pancreatitis without elevated lipase or amylase results in labs?

Chronic: Even in acute pancreatitis, these labs are unreliable, there is the possibility of lab error. Chronic pancreatitis is really more about scarring and injury to nearby structures rather than ongoing tissue damage, and amylase and lipase are usually normal. ...Read more

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Can you have pancreatitis with normal blood test levels? Or will lipase and amylase be elevated? How would it be diagnosed?

Amylase and: lipase are elevated in pancreatitis. If the blood levels of these enzymes are normal, you do not have panreatitis. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pancreatitis/basics/definition/con-20028421 ...Read more

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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

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High salivary amylase in serum that drops down to normal when doing prep for colonoscopy, and rises again after that: what can be the cause?

Not much: In the absence of any symptoms or facial swelling/bumps in salivary gland areas, this most likely a non-significant finding. A good oral exam by an ENT or dentist is probably in order if there is any doubt. ...Read more

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High amylase and white cells in 14 yr old son, besides pancreatitis, what would be the cause? Is there any other possible causes of high amylase?

High amylase and white cells in 14 yr old son, besides pancreatitis, what would be the cause? Is there any other possible causes of high amylase?

Possibly: It's possible that gallbladder problems could lead to pancreatitis in a teen. Some people have high amylase without any symptoms, called hyperamylasemia. Can't think of other causes in one this age. But with high white cells, likely has infection of gallbladder and/or pancreas. ...Read more

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Can gallstones cause only lipase levels to elevate (and not amylase)?

Depends: if and where gallstones are obstructing biliary system. If gallstones obstruct pancreatic duct and inflame pancreas, both Lipase and Amylase levels can rise, but Lipase is a more specific and accurate measure of pancreatic damage. ...Read more

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Does eating amylase inhibitor dieting pills cause hypergylcemia? Thank you

Does eating amylase inhibitor dieting pills cause hypergylcemia? Thank you

No: Amylase inhibitors will tend to inhibit starch digestion, which will tend to promote lower blood glucose, not higher. ...Read more