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Hi: My gastrin level is 357. I have had an endoscopy and colonoscopy done which showed that I have a thickening in the stomach wall as well as small tumors that are benign. Any idea as to what could be causing my levels to be so high.
Gastrin is a hormone that stimulates the acid-producing cells in the stomach to produce acid, so you may be experiencing acid reflux problems or perhaps gastritis-like issues. If gastrin levels are high, it could mean that some of the gastrin producing cells have migrated from their 'usual' site to somewhere else and are producing gastrin in an uncontrolled manner which may cause problems. You may want to ask your doc about Zollinger-ellison syndrome.