This is not necessarily pancreatitis.
Lipase is not the typical elevation. It would be higher.
But, lipase alone can not be used to gage severity.
Amylase would also be elevated.
And there are other causes.
In addition, mild pancreatitis is usually from medication effects.
If you have gallbladder problems, kidney disease, these could cause it.
An ulcer could cause this elevation.
I am worried this is more likely a kidney stone with the location of the pain.
Any of these can be serious however.
I suggest you cal your doctor FIRST unless symptoms have increased.
I would not go back to the same ER, as they will not admit you, and you can not direct them in testing.
Your doctor needs to call and arrange an admission.
If you don't have a doctor, go to another ER, or urgent care, with this list of possibilities.
We would never do serial CT scans for this in the use. Unless you were in dire trouble.
If it is pancreatitis, it should be managed very closely by a doctor. Your doctor should admit you to avoid further delays, which will happen if you go to the ER, urgent care etc.
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