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Does a 1 time elevated gastrin mean anythjng

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Does a 1 time elevated gastrin mean anythjng
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

most likely doesn't mean anything

how high was the gastrin elevated?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
400 something
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

lack of stomach acid from proton pump inhibitors like nexium or protonix can cause high gastrin levels.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was off them for 2 weeks prior
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

this can still cause temporary high gastrin levels.

did you have gastrin levels after this 400?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it was normal while i was taking ppis
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

your prior PPIs could have caused that 400.

a gastrinoma would continue to have high levels.

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