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ELEVATED ENZYME LEVELS

I HAVE IPMN AND CHRONIC PANCREATITIS BUT MY LEVELS RARELY STAY ELEVATED SO THE DR.S DON'T BELIEVE ME. IS THIS NORMAL


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If you've had several attacks of acute pancreatitis and it's become chronic, it's not unusual that your enzyme levels aren't elevated. In many cases the 'diagnostic criteria' defining the chonic form of pancreatitis is the lack of elevated enzymes. If you're using a single doc, you should have documentation of having had past episodes of pancreatitis with a final diagnosis of the 'chronic' form. If you have to, get hold of those doc's records if you need to consult with other doctors.
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That makes sense. Are you in the med. field? How do you know this. This would definetely help the next time I have to go to ER
Thanks Lynda
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