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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
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Dr. Todd Igel
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Lipase (Definition)

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


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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 does it mean to have elevated conjugated bilirubin but normal total bilirubin? And if it is together with high amylase and borderline lipase?

Gallbladder/pancreas: High amylase with increased lipase can indicate pancreatitis.
High conjugated bilirubin indicates hepatobiliary disease. You should go see a gastroenterologist with your lab results. ...Read more

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Elevated lipase (538/395), normal amylase, confirmed w/ 2 tests month apart, regular repeative upper left abdomenal pain, often shortly after a meal.

Elevated lipase (538/395), normal amylase, confirmed w/ 2 tests month apart, regular repeative upper left abdomenal pain, often shortly after a meal.

Elevated Lipase: Elevated lipase is pancreatitis. Discuss with your doc you may have gallstones pancreatitis or have an issues with the pancreatic duct or at the head of the pancreas and may need abdominal ultrasound/ CT and or ERCP ...Read more

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My sister has elevated lipase and amylase. Nauseated, no appetite. Platelets low. So far MRI of pancreas is normal. What could be the problem?

Many sources: While lipase and amylase are produced for the most part by the pancreas, an elevation is usually a result of inflammation of pancreatic tissue. If the condition is not severe the scans may fail to detect changes in the gross structure of the pancreas Other organs however are associated with an elevated amylase such as the fallopian tubes and lipase is known to be be produced in mature and immature adipocytes, muscle cells, and mammary epithelial cells. The clinical condition should be followed and if symptoms progress, then reevaluation should be considered ...Read more

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Amylase (x 2 upper limit), lipase (x 7 u.L.) and transaminases (x2-3) have been elevated for 6 yrs. Pancreas and liver normal on ct. No pain. Workup?

Amylase (x 2 upper limit), lipase (x 7 u.L.) and transaminases (x2-3) have been elevated for 6 yrs. Pancreas and liver normal on ct. No pain. Workup?

Gallbladder: Do you still have a gallbladder? If so, you need to have this checked out. See a GI specialist or hepatologist. There are many at the uw where you live. ...Read more

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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.

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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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 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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Lipase is normal amylase is 15 points higher. Should I be concerned? What do each mean? I'm worried.

Lipase is normal amylase is 15 points higher. Should I be concerned? What do each mean? I'm worried.

Pancreatic Enzymes: Amylase and lipase are enzymes produced by the Pancreas which lies in the upper middle part of abdomen. These enzymes are used in digestion. Amylase converts carbohydrates to glucose and lipase converts lipids to fatty acid. They can get elevated when pancreas is inflamed due to any cause. Your Amylasd is slightly elevated and your doctor must suspected Pancreatitis. Discuss with your doctor about it ...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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I was informed by my doc that high lipase and a normal-ranged amylase together is insignificant (=nothing wrong). So having high lipase is fine?

It depends: How do you FEEL? Lipase is a test fraught with pitfalls in its performance, and reference ranges are set for most lab tests so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. If you have serious abdominal pain and a lesion in your pancreas, I'd worry that your low amylase is an error. If you feel well, I'd forget the lipase. ...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 someone have pancreatitis with no pain? I have elevated amylase serum at 206 and lipase enzymes at 898

Can someone have pancreatitis with no pain? I have elevated amylase serum at 206 and lipase enzymes at 898

Yes: Yes you may have pancreatitis which is pain-free sometimes also pancreatic tumors and pancreatic cancer can present with little pain please have this you evaluated. ...Read more

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117 Lipase and 133 Amylase for 27 year old healthy female. Is that normal now? Ercp pancreatitis over a month ago

Yes: You would need to see the reference range for your lab to be 100% certain, but at my institution, those are in the normal range.

Lipase, by the way, is now the preferred way to monitor the pancreas. ...Read more

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I have alopecia universals, amylase 1.34 ukat/l normal is up to 1.66, lipase 0.4 ukat/l normal is 0.2-1.0. ... 2 test above related to alopecia?

I have alopecia universals, amylase 1.34 ukat/l normal is up to 1.66, lipase 0.4 ukat/l normal is 0.2-1.0. ... 2 test above related to alopecia?

No: These are routine belly-pain lbs and even if they were elevated, it would mean nothing. I hope you get the results you want from treatment of your alopecia universalis. Regardless, physical fitness is 95% of looking good for any man, and I know some fitness guys in real life who like mr. Diesel photo) choose a totally-smooth body like yours. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have bulimia. I chckd my amylase levels is abv nrml mines was 130 normal is 100. Lipase and renal function nrml will my amylase be nrmal if I stop?

Likely: There can be other causes of increased amylase but if it is due to the bulimia it should return to normal after the purging has stopped. ...Read more

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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

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Severe l.u.q. abdominal pain. Multiple imaging studies show no abnormalities. Lipase normal. Amylase 124 (ref. Range 28 to 100). Is this pancreatitis?

Severe l.u.q. abdominal pain. Multiple imaging studies show no abnormalities. Lipase normal. Amylase 124 (ref. Range 28 to 100). Is this pancreatitis?

Nerve?: Left upper quadrant pain can be caused by gastritis, pancreaitits, splenic problems and may be associated with nerve problems such as zoster. Since imaging and blood work are normal, this is not pancreatitis. Followup with physician for evaluation for possible gastritis or zoster. If you develop a rash in the area, the diagnosis of zoster would be most likely. ...Read more

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Why is elevated amylase linked to lung cancer but elevated lipase is not. Are they almost the same type of test?

That's bunk: I don't know where you got the idea that elevated amylase is an indicator of lung cancer, but it's not true. There internet -- including some sites with names that suggest they should be credible -- is full of disinformation about lab testing. One percent of folks have a way-high amylase because of who they are. It means nothing. Stop fretting about this. ...Read more

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Can 19% gallbladder ejection fraction lead to elevated levels of amylase/lipase? No stones/sludge found; problem started while pregnant but persists.

GB Ejection Fraction: Its not usual to have amylase and lipase elevation unless there is stasis (slow flow) of pancreatic juice. Low ejection fraction of gall bladder (GB) alone does not explain elevation of these pancreatic enzymes. ...Read more

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Had blood test amylase 64 of 90u/l normal & lipase 67 of 13-60 u/l normal range. Ultrasound normal, pancreatitis? Feel gastric after day of alcohol

Had blood test amylase 64 of 90u/l normal & lipase 67 of 13-60 u/l normal range. Ultrasound normal, pancreatitis? Feel gastric after day of alcohol

Those are close: To the normal range and not necessarily a problem.
cannot say in your particular case, but generally, tests that are within 5% of the normal range are not indicative of much. Furthermore alcohol certainly causes damage to the pancreas and some drinking can cause some (small) changes in lab tests at levels below that causing serious toxicity. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Amylase (Definition)

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