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My lipase levels weren't that high so my Doctor said this would go away soon but I've been in pain since July 4th and the pain is not getting any better at all...I've been to the doctor over 3 times concerning this. What should I do any advice? The pain is terrible.
Posted on 07/19/13, 03:58 pm
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Reply #1 - 07/19/13  8:42pm
" You really haven't given anything to go on except your lipase levels aren't that high and you're in pain. Have you been diagnosed? Do you have a GI doc? More info would be helpful. "
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Reply #2 - 07/20/13  5:34pm
" with cronic pan your lipease levels don't have to high mine never r any more find a doc that will take u serious my hosp just admits me on sight "
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Reply #3 - 07/21/13  12:08am
" Are you new to CP? As the other poster stated, with CP its often mild or not elevated at all. The highest mine has been is double, but since its just slightly elevated. Also, depends on how long you wait to test your labs. Panc pain can last a very long time. "
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Reply #4 - 07/21/13  1:01am
" Oh ok ...well I went to E.R and everything was normal but it still hurts to eat and drink water...
I've had it since July 4th and was given fluids and pain meds.
Yeah, the doctors don't think I should be in this much pain if my lipase is normal which is really annoying because I am in pain. My Doctor said I had acute pan and that it would go away in a few days..yeah right! I've had blood drawn 5 times since the 9th... "
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Reply #5 - 07/21/13  9:28pm
" Hi Marwen. My Lipase level was only 499. My Doctor didn't think I should be having as much pain as I was having. I couldn't keep anything down, including Gatorade. I was extremely dehydrated when I was hospitalized last month. I was so dehydrated that they had to call a nurse from the ICU to get an IV in me. Lipase levels should not be the final word the decision to hospitalize you and your Doctor should realize that. If you cannot hold down fluids and the pain is unbearable, it's time to go. Lucky for me, I have a team of good Doctors and nurses that actually listen to me. This has not always been the case. Perhaps it may be time to look for a new Gastroenterologist? God Bless you and I hope you feel better. "
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Reply #6 - 07/22/13  7:27pm
" Lipase levels might not be elevated if you have most of your pancreas not functioning anymore.....otherwise if you have an acute attack of pancreatitis then your lipase would be elevated at least 3x of normal results......I use to have them in the 1000's even with only being born with the head of my pancreas...but my ast er visit my lipase isn't elevated so now my pancreas has stopped producing enzymes they said only a small portion of my head is healthy (oh goody) (sarcasm) anyways if you have a gallbladder it could be that or it could be irritable bowel or it could be gluten problem developing ...there are so many more disease of the gastro system that can cause excruciating pain....make sure you get tested and then diagnosed instead of thinking right away it may be CP....Before you can get a diagnosis of cp you need to have been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis somewhere down the road and it has to show it is being necrotized or calcified as well....MRCP would show that. Hope you feel better soon and lay off drinking alcohol, smoking and eat a low fat diet.....that is the basic 101 of taking care of a cranky panky! "
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Reply #7 - 07/23/13  3:52pm
" My dr said one can have CP without ever having an acute attack-usually people like this go yrs with minimal change pancreatitis and have more mild attacks. "
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Reply #8 - 07/23/13  4:39pm
" If you have a GI tell him what is going on. They let mine go until the pancreas starting destroying its self. I had to have it removed and the speen too. Go to a pancreas specialist if there is one in your area. There is a list somewhere on here where the good ones are located. Do you still have your gallbladder? Sometimes it can be gall stones. Hope is helps. Just don't give up make them find out what is wrong. "
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Reply #9 - 07/23/13  6:53pm
" mine were over the top high. but the initial pain subsided fast. but I was left with pain for well over 6 weeks.. which was the time they gave me initially.. have a look at gastroparesis .. google.
I on on my 3rd GI surgeon. this is my 3rd attack
but they think it is gall stones. that have passed.

what tests have you had done. depends on where your pain is ? "
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Reply #10 - 07/24/13  9:51pm
" you will have an acute attack an not know I Sesser....when I was a kid I didn't know why I had severe stomach aches and my parents weren't aware to take me to the dr for I def know you had to have acute flare ups which cause s the pancreas to calcify or necrotize itself. "

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