Hey all, i'm 21 years old and about a month + ago I was diagnosed with pancreatitis.
I had my first attack - a really high fever with stomach pain - that had me in the hospital for about 3 days. After being discharged and going back to food, I had the same fever (no stomach pain this time around) 2 days later and that ended up with me sitting in the hospital for a month without food or water. The reason they kept me in the hospital that long was because my lipase level was sort of elevated (sat at around 200-300 and would go up and down) even though I wasn't eating anything.
I'm out of the hospital now again, and was told to get an ERCP, though i'm worried about getting it since I have read about the side effects and how it can make things worst. I'm eating a regular low fat diet now with no pain at all, but my lipase level is still elevated (232 when I left the hospital, 719 when I took the test after food for 2 days, and I haveanother one in a few days).
Do I still have pancreatitis or something worse? Even though my lipase level continues to stay elevated (the norm is 100 or so according to my doctor), I do not feel any pain at all when I eat, nor any symptoms associated with pancreatitis. The only thing wrong is my lipase level. Thanks for the help.