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Are liver and pancreatic enzymes always elevated with liver and pancreatic cancer?

Are liver and pancreatic enzymes always elevated with liver and pancreatic cancer?

Short answer: No: Most often if a malignant mass presses on the ductal system of liver or panc. (see picture), it can cause abn. blood enzymes. If the mass is small and ducts drain, routine enzymes are usually normal. Gilbert Syndrome, a genetic abn. of up to 7% of folks, has the significance like your fingerprints, and is discussed nicely in: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/gilbert-syndrome ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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Foods that lower liver enzymes levels?

Foods that lower liver enzymes levels?

It depends: It depends on the reason for elevation.For example if its caused by alcoholism then simply avoiding alcohol is good. If its caused by "fatty liver disease" then following weight loss diet and losing weight might help you with that .... ...Read more

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Is low liver enzymes serious?

Is low liver enzymes serious?

No: Reference ranges are set up so that several percent of healthies fall outside. If the low 'zymes meant anything, you'd already know you have massive liver failure -- and you wouldn't be writing healthtap. ...Read more

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Gallstone, 31% EF, low total bilirubin, high anion gap, hx of elevated liver enzymes. Liver enzymes leveled out after taking hormones.causes? advice?

Gallstone, 31% EF, low total bilirubin, high anion gap, hx of elevated liver enzymes. Liver enzymes leveled out after taking hormones.causes? advice?

HF: you have complex issues. Why do you have HF and also the cause of liver disease ? The AGMA is concerning and has to be worked up. Some of these conditions can be related. What hormones did you take ? I have more questions than answers, more so because you have 2 organ dysfunction and a acid base disorder and they can be related. ...Read more

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Would amylase and lipase be high or low with pancreatic cancer?

Amylase and lipase: Are usually elevated with inflammation such as pancreatitis and could be normal with pancreatic cancer. A tumor marker ca 19-9 is usually elevated with pancreatic tumors. Depending on the location of tumor biliary enzymes could be elevated too. ...Read more

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What causes high liver enzymes and low blood sugar?

What causes high liver enzymes and low blood sugar?

Liver and sugar: High liver enzymes can arise from a number of conditions and you need to see your doctor very soon. How low is your low blood sugar? How often do you measure your blood sugar? What diabetes medication are you using? Put this all together and you MUST see your doctor! ...Read more

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What are high liver enzymes?

What are high liver enzymes?

Transaminases: Usually, elevated liver enzymes mean elevated sgot/ast and sgpt/alt, less often alkaline phosphatase and its kindred. These are released from injured (not necessarily dead) liver cells in a host of illnesses, several of which will kill you if they're missed. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cancer cause high liver enzymes?

Could  ovarian cancer cause high liver enzymes?

Many causes: High liver tests are not specific and warrant further evaluation. Ovarian cancer can cause abnormal liver tests if it has spread to the liver. ...Read more

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Do gall stones raise liver enzymes?

Do gall stones raise liver enzymes?

They may: It is not unusual for patients to have slight elevations in their liver enzymes with gall stones. This is probably caused by sub clinical inflammation in the gall bladder. Significant elevations are seen in acute cholecystitis and elevation of the bilirubin can be due due common duct stones with obstruction. ...Read more

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What causes a low hematocrit, low hemoglobin, low mcv, and elevated liver enzymes?

Medical illnesses: There are many medical conditions that can cause these things...In general, you have anemia, and abnormal liver function tests that need to be evaluated and treated depending on the results of why you are anemic and have elevated liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Normal pancreatic enzymes, normal liver enzymes, normal CBC, normal ESR & C-RP. does this rule out pancreatic and liver cancer?

Normal pancreatic enzymes, normal liver enzymes, normal CBC, normal ESR & C-RP. does this rule out pancreatic and liver cancer?

Why do you ask?: Why would you think you have this stuff at age 20? You've written about this before. You owe it to yourself and those who love you to get with someone who can help you out these thoughts out of your mind and get on with studying, getting job skills and experience, perhaps finding romance and meaningful things to enjoy. To be brave, act brave. You're anything but helpless. ...Read more

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Elevated enzymes in liver and white blood cell count elevated?

Elevated enzymes in liver and white blood cell count elevated?

Liver testing: With the situation of elevation of liver enzymes and white blood cells, this requires a follow up with a physician to rule out an infection. Further imaging including abdominal ultrasound or ct scan of the abdomen may be warranted as well depending on the physical examination by the physician. ...Read more

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What are elevated liver enzymes?

What are elevated liver enzymes?

Depends: Elevated liver enzymes can be due to a number of causes. Without knowing more information, it is difficult to answer. However, depending on the degree of elevation and the type of "liver enzymes" that are elevated, it can be due to fatty liver disease (very common now a days) or inflammation from other causes. Discuss with your pcp or a liver specialist what the next steps are. ...Read more

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Can fatty liver cause low platelet?

Can fatty liver cause low platelet?

Seek another cause: Fatty liver is extremely common, and if your platelets are low, the workup needs to continue. Liver disease will only drop the platelets (low thrombpoietin, hypersplenism) when it gets very much more advanced. ...Read more

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Could high level of amalyse cause pancreatic cancer?

Could high level of amalyse cause pancreatic cancer?

No: Abnormal lab tests are indicators, not causes of anything. However, if you have familial pancreatitis caused by a mutant trypsinogen gene, it often turns into pancreatic cancer eventually. Your physician is aware of this and can advise you. ...Read more

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Can Celiac disease cause very high liver enzymes?

Depends!: Elevated liver enzymes can be due to a number of different conditions. They can even be elevated temporarily for no reason, & fall to normal the next time it is checked. Are you on any meds? Do you feel bad? There isn't enough info to give you a decent answer. Give a little more history, and add any meds or other medical problems that you have in your health history and it will help us answer ...Read more

Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more