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Depends on where...: Amylase can come from the saliva glands. If the amylase level is mildly high, and is not thought to be coming from the pancreas or small intestine, it may be coming from the saliva glands. One's doctor can decide the next step, because lab results don't mean much without knowing what one's results have been over the years, and what the symptoms have been. ...Read more
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
I had highly low diet from 30 days (only fruits and some rice (veg)).but again I got pancreatitis with high amylase 1100 with bearable amount pain! Ca?
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
What does it mean to have elevated conjugated bilirubin but normal total bilirubin? And if it is together with high amylase and borderline lipase?
Blod rep Lipase 67 ul of lab normal 60 mild high & amylase 60 of lab normal upto 90. I stop alcohol now. Do I have any pancreatic problem in future?
14yr old son has high alkaline phosphatase, critically high amylase and high wbc. Dr says pancreatitis.? I'm still concerned it's something else?
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
Causes of sudden neutrophilia/leukopenia & unwell feeling (tired, nausea, pain etc) if u have autoimmune neutropenia? Mildly high amylase & UA=hematuria
High WBC, high Neut, low lymph, low K, high glucose, lowRBC, low creatine, high amylase, high AST, urine w/ protein & ketones. Treatment?
Based on the: Above lab results, and without any clinical knowledge of patient symptoms and course of disease, I would have to say it's impossible to devise a plan of treatment. Please visit your healthcare provider or begin a Virtual Consult with one of our physicians to discuss diagnostic and treatment options. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Can celiac disease/high gliadin be a possible cause of high lipase? Amylase is normal, as well as iron, CBC/CMP, saturation and the like.
Recently been diagnosed with a pelvic cyst of 18.5cm. I keep vomiting and have a lot of back ache. Also my recent blood test shows amylase high.?
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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
Sure: Are the mechanisms okay? If you feel well, usually your amylase is just tagged with an immunoglobulin that slows its clearance. If your kidneys aren't working well, you don't lose it fast enough. If your pancreas is even a little bit hurt, or your salivary glands, you get some in your bloodstream. Even morphine can make this happen. How do you FEEL? ...Read more
Just recieved my blood test confirming my amylase as high (136 <110)and my dr confirmed that I have pancreatitis. Should I be worried and how do I bring it down to less than 110?
What procedure or what next should I do if my Lipase is elevated to 65 and amylase is high as well exray shows pancreas swollen?
Pain ULQ, Chest, & Back past 2 yrs. Lipase High 65 (13-60) Amylase 101 (25-115). What does this mean? Nausea, Headaches, Fatigue. No drinking/no smoke
Pain in ULQ, Chest, & Back for past 2 yrs. Lipase High 65 (13-60) Amylase 101 (25-115). Do these tests mean anything? Nausea, Headaches, Fatigue. Etc
You need a good Doc: To help you. First, if you drink alcohol, stop. Second, if you are not exercising, you need to start doing that too. Do you eat whole foods and a healthy diet, or do you "eat on the run." What kinds of stress do you have in your life? Do you smoke? If yes, quit. Do you take a multivitamin send vitamin D every day? How heavy are your menses? These questions + MD + exam = beginning of healthy you. ...Read more
Idiopathic recurring pancreatitis, no alcoholism, gallstones, pain, high triglycerides. Only elevated amylase and lipase. What is next step?
See your doctor soon: It is wise to see your doctor soon regarding this. Depending on how high your amylase and lipase are it could be acute or chronic pancreatitis, and considering that you're on medications and have a history of acute pancreatitis, it's even more important to see your doctor. Diet restrictions like low fat intake and fluid replacement and monitoring are needed to be done, so see dr. Asap. ...Read more
Is it serious? ER xray = swollen intestine left side. Have ULQ, epig. & back pain, diarrhea, nausea. Labs ok except amylase/WBC high. UA = dehydration
Reference range: These ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies arbitrarily fall outside. A VERY low amylase might warn of a person who's lost their pancreas, but if this had happened, you'd know. Actually, labs are meaningless apart form patient histories and physical exams, and a high amylase is usually not a problem if you feel well. ...Read more