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I have chronic pancreatitis (not alcohol related).  My pancreatitis is due to a lot of ERCP's,  sphincterotomies and stents that have caused scarring in my duct and in the head of my pancreas.  My amylase usually runs between 200 - 500.  Recently it has been at 967.  My lipase is 302.  I feel the same, which is not great.  I have a lot of pain and take norco to alleviate it.  I haven't ate anything different or done anything out of the ordinary.  I am really tired.  I am nursing a 4 month old baby (first child, yeah!!!).  Should I be concerned about the sudden jump?  My doctor seemed a little worried.  Everything I read says that having a amylase that high causes irreversible damage and/or cancer and sometimes death.  I was in and out of the hospital the first time I was ill, but do not want to go now.  Should I?  I don't know what to do.
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I'm so sorry you are suffering.  Congratulations on your brand new bundle of joy!  This must be so stressful for you when it should be just the best time of your lives together.  I'm not a doctor and know very little about this stuff but these levels seem awfully high.  I'll send this by message as well in case the links are removed by medhelp.  Here are some links that might help you understand elevated liver function tests and/or reference ranges for each area:


You can always check your future labs at http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/cbc/glance.html.

Good luck and Godspeed,

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