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What Does High 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
What does it mean to have elevated conjugated bilirubin but normal total bilirubin? And if it is together with high amylase and borderline lipase?
Textbooks: This question, to answer, would require a full text book. But, there are sites and books to read if you want to know. In my office when labs are abnormal I have a 30 minute session to go over the basics for the problem. To give you any advice a doctor would need the full cholesterol and metabolic panels. Not just the diagnosis. They would need your medication list and medical history. ...Read more
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
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
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