I have had mildly elevated lipase (amylase always normal) for 9 months. At times I have stomach pains and always have bloating. I have had a colonoscopy, abdominal CT scan, ultra-sound within the past 2 months and all were normal. I have seen a specialist (gastroenterologist) and he said he is not concerned unless the blood levels are 2 - 3 times higher than normal (only about 50 - 70 points higher now). I also have a mildly elevate AST for the past 4 years and tests have not shown a cause. I do not drink or smoke. I am otherwise a healthy 42 yr woman. What would you do if you were me? Thanks
I recently was diagnosed with elevated Lipase levels too. My Amylace levels were at the high end of normal. My doctor thinks I have chronic pancreatitis. I had some problems with my gallbladder a couple years ago and a gallstone was stuck in the pancreatic duct and so I had full blown Acute Pancreatitis. I was told that gallstones can move around in the abdominal cavity for years after. Anyway, I'm being treated for pancreatitis right now. I also have the abdominal pain and it was gettng pretty bad. My doctor placed me on a liquid diet of chicken broth and water to see if the pancreas would settle down and it has. So, there's a specialist working with me right now to make sure there's nothing wrong with the pancreas. I should be having a test pretty soon. So, maybe try changing your diet. I was told to add chlorophil to my water a couple times a day as it helps the pancreas and to eat a low-fat, higher carb diet - low sugar. They say to eat mostly green veggies and for carbs things like yams - no simple carbs which contain too much sugar. The bloating is another sign the pancreas is having problems. You should ask your doctor to do a test I think it's like an endoscope only they go throught the stomach into the duct area to make sure there's nothing going on in there.
I too have lipase elevated.... Although, all my tests were negative, my doc suspects that it could be my GB....or SOD..... Well, I am at the point to have my second HIDA scan done (the last one did not show anything).
I've heard that lipase can be elevated due to:
Well, SOD can cause it too....
Also, the bloating is not the only sign of "pancreas problem" - it could be a number of factors, including IBS...
Anyways, if any of you will find out WHY - let me know. Very appreciated!
My Lipase levels have been very high and my amylase levels have been moderately elevated for the past year. I had some minor pain in my upper abdomen and back, really bad heartburn and terrible bloating as well. Some days are worse than others and i'm sooooo sick of it!! I have had my gallbladder out, was in the hospital for a while for pancreatitis, Cat Scans, Ultra sounds, MRCP's, a colonoscopy, stomach empyting study----everything came back NORMALLL. i'm going for a pancreatic function test later this month to test for chronic pancreatitis. Please write back if they ever figure out what's wrong. Good luck & feel better :(
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