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Why would my amylase value be high? 95. Im having abdominal

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Why would my amylase value be high? 95. I'm having abdominal and back pain after eating - connected?

Dr. Saha :

Hello,

Dr. Saha :

Welcome to Just Answer.

Dr. Saha :

When did you start feeling this pain?

Dr. Saha :

Please enter reply.

Customer:

6 months ago

Dr. Saha :

Do you have any other symptom?

Customer:

Lost 30 lbs

Dr. Saha :

Did you have any other test?

Customer:

pain feels like it is all around the ribcage. They took out the gallbladder

Customer:

I have blood tests here. All are in normal ranges, but at the edges

Dr. Saha :

Did you have ultrasound or scan?

Customer:

several. First showed ovarian cyst, but I've had a complete Hyst. Then the 2nd said it wasn't there. ?

Customer:

If I don't eat, I have no pain.

Dr. Saha :

Did you have one after the amylase test?

Customer:

No. Just got the results.

Dr. Saha :

High amylase level can be associated with disease of the pancreas.

Dr. Saha :

It can be increased in inflammation of pancreas or pancreatitis.

Dr. Saha :

Tumor can also cause its rise.

Dr. Saha :

It can also be associated other conditions like bile duct blockage.

Dr. Saha :

In pancreatitis, there can be pain in abdomen.

Dr. Saha :

I would suggest to discuss your results with doctor.

Customer:

That is what I keep reading, but everyone keeps acting like I'm crazy. It really does feel like something is blocked after I eat! If my husband pounds on my back it sometimes eases the pain. Mean anything?

Dr. Saha :

It does not mean anything particular. Sometimes it can have a soothing effect.

Customer:

How do they test for blockage?

Dr. Saha :

But as you are losing weight, you should have further tests.

Dr. Saha :

They can do MRCP scan.

Customer:

Do the low ALP and SGPT have anything to do with this?

Dr. Saha :

The lower level suggests that there can be nutritional deficiency.

Dr. Saha :

Protein deficiency can be there.

Customer:

Probably because it hurts to eat....

Dr. Saha :

Yes, as you are feeling pain, you may be taking less food.

Customer:

Thank you for your help. I will ask about the MRCP scan. It helps to find someone who thinks this may be pancreas too.

Dr. Saha :

You can read about the scan in this link.

Customer:

Thanks!

Dr. Saha :

You are always welcome.

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