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Can gallstones cause only lipase levels to elevate (and not amylase)?

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends

if and where gallstones are obstructing biliary system. If gallstones obstruct pancreatic duct and inflame pancreas, both Lipase and Amylase levels can rise, but Lipase is a more specific and accurate measure of pancreatic damage.

In brief: Depends

if and where gallstones are obstructing biliary system. If gallstones obstruct pancreatic duct and inflame pancreas, both Lipase and Amylase levels can rise, but Lipase is a more specific and accurate measure of pancreatic damage.
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