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Blood test shows lipase 101ui/l and proteinuria 0.13 g/l. Urine is opaque. No abdomen pain. What would your diagnostic be?

Proteinuria: not enough data. But for elevated lipase we need to rule out pancreatitis. Concerning the proteinuria, we need other factors. I need to know the urine creatinine and protein at the same time on a first morning sample ( at night you need to completely empty your bladder). Do you have any other symptoms? ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Been having stomach pain for 6 days now, doc ordered, CBC W-PLT AUTO,AUTO W-SCOPE,URINE PREG TEST QI,CMP,Lipase. (US GALLBLADDER. All good. Still pain?

Been having stomach pain for 6 days now, doc ordered, CBC W-PLT AUTO,AUTO W-SCOPE,URINE PREG TEST QI,CMP,Lipase. (US GALLBLADDER. All good. Still pain?

Stomach Pain ????: If you mean pain in the epigastrium then likely it's peptic ulcers, though acacalcious cholecystitis is still in the realm of possibilities. A trial of meds for H. Pylori is inorder, but may need endoscopy. A HIDA Scan to rule out acal. cholecystitis is also a good idea MRI of the abdomine is the most definitive test ...Read more

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Autoimmune pancreatitis how dx? random lipase spikes & do not drink/do drugs. positive ANA - igG1 is low -facial bx chronic swelling -vit d defcnt

Autoimmune pancreatitis how dx? random lipase spikes & do not drink/do drugs. positive ANA  - igG1 is low -facial bx chronic swelling -vit d defcnt

Biopsy Needed: Autoimmune pancreatitis is a rare type of chronic pancreatitis. On CAT scan, it sometimes looks like a pancreatic mass. I saw a patient who was thought to have pancreatic cancer. but her biopsy showed autoimmune pancreatitis. Sometimes autoimmune pancreatitis is part of IGG4-related systemic disease, and can mimic other diseases like sjogrens. Since you also have facial swelling, consider this dx ...Read more

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What does having a high lipase mean?

What does having a high lipase mean?

Pancreatitis: High serum levels of lipase, at about three times the upper limit of normal, is usually associated with pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lipase?

What is the definition or description of: lipase?

Triglyceride : 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 tg rich lipoprotein particles. ...Read more

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How do I reduce my lipase level?

Why is it elevated?: An elevated lipase is usually an indication of pancreatitis and that needs to be treated by a physician and is not an issue for self diagnosis or treatment. ...Read more

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Substrate name for lipase enzyme?

Olive oil: At least that's what we used for assays when i was doing a lot of clinical chemistry. Today kitmakers sell you "lipase substrate" which the physician need only do quality control on. I suspect it's olive oil. ...Read more

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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 could cause slightly elevated lipase levels?

How elevated?: It would help to know the number. Gall stones and alcohol are the common causes of elevated lipase. ...Read more

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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