Oct 15, 2010
Greetings from the Philippines!
I just got my lab result for lipase and it shows 336 count
I would like to know why my lipase level is elevated?
hope to hear from you soo.
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for your post from Asia.
An elevated lipase level is an indication of pancreatic irritation (or inflammation).
There are multiple causes for this, including medications and alcohol. I'd doubt that you have a new-onset drug-induced pancreatitis, since you've been on your medications fo 2 years.
I'd suggest discussing your laboratory finding with your healthcare provider to sort out what might be the culprit.
Be well, BY
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