Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

161 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Is high amylase level in blood caused by reactive hypoglycemia?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Indu Kumar

Radiologist

Practicing since :2004

Answered : 6728 Questions

default
Posted on Tue, 3 Nov 2015 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Question: Hi,
My Amylase has been tested 3 times for the past six months and has been gradually increasing. Last result at 240 while Lipase is normal. Ultra sound of pancreas shows no abnormalities. I've had IBS and reactive hypoglycemia for 12+ years, but first time high amylase detected. Doctor thinks it is gastritis since im complaining about upper abdominal pain.

I need a second opinion if the high amylase is related to reactive hypoglycemia or not?

Also should I go for any further tests if higher Amylase indicates or is an early sign of something else?

Thanks.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
It is not related to reactive hypoglycemia,it may be non specific finding.

Detailed Answer:
Hello

High amylase level is a non specific finding and it may be due to many reasons like pancreatitis,gall bladder infection,intestinal blockage,salivary,prostate,lung,stomach problem etc.
Most likely it is not related to reactive hypoglycemia.
You may need clinical correlation and further investigations.
Since lipase level and ultrasound of pancreas are normal,it almost exclude pancreatitis.
It is important to exclude other causes.
You may need routine hemogram,random blood sugar,lipid profile,liver and renal function test,chest X-ray (PA view),urine RE/ME.
CT scan of abdomen can be done after assessment.
Proper treatment depend upon findings.
Don't worry much,it may be a non specific finding.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Lab Tests
Medical Topics ,   ,   ,  

Recent questions on  Ultra sound

doctor1 MD

spinal fusion. I had my s1 l5 l4 fused in Sept and I have not had a day with no pain is that normal I feel like once the Dr did surgery I get no help from their office and lately my pain had been so bad I almost went to er the other night. should I get another MRI or is this normal? also I have a lump that is 12 cm side to Side and 7 cm up and down next to my insion on my stomach had cat scan ultra sound and laperscopic surgery and had six Dr look at it and not know what it is. please help me.

doctor1 MD

Hi. I tore a ligament on the tailbone area. It s been hurting for a couple months now. I tore it by running and not properly stretching. I saw a physical therapist but didn t get any therapy. He said schedule as needed, which I though was rediculous. My question is how long will it take to heal and if I go back to the physical therapist what kind of treatment can he do? He said something about doing an ultra sound next time.

doctor1 MD

My 5 year old son started having stomach cramps a month back with constipation and later followed by loose, watery stools . We consulted doctor1 insisted for ultra sound scan of stomach & prescribed Ofloxacin syrup for 3 days . Ultra sound scan said Multiple subcentimeter lymph nodal enlargement noted within mesentery . Doctor1 reviewed and said nothing to worry about this and no treatment for this and it will subside once infection goes off. After the treatment loose motions stopped but little stomach pain here and then with bloating continued. After a week, boy had some chocolates and little spicy food resulting in loose, watery stools and stomach cramps again. Doctor1 reviewed and prescribed ofloxacin metronidazole thinking its diarrhea. After giving it or 3 days, symptoms didn t reduce and vomiting started as well. We changed doctor & doctor2 reviewed and prescribed Ziprax 100 mg ( cefixime ) along with Domstal and ORS. We got Stool test report and it was normal with 2-5 puss cells. We also gave for stool culture and that report showed no culture. After reviewing the reports doctor said stop antibiotics (3 days over anyway) and with ORS he will be normal in few days. Now, from couple of days, vomiting sensation stopped but he is not able to digest all the food he used to take. Stomach cramps has reduced but not stopped. Bloating is still there but reduced. Still having greenish loose hard and then watery stools once or twice in a day. He is able to take light /soft food and we are giving it frequently with ORS. We are not able to understand why he is not becoming normal , its been a month already and we are worried a lot. Please help us with your suggestion. You can write to me at YYYY@YYYY Thanks, Prithvi

doctor1 MD

Good day, I was referred to a gyn by my pcp for endometrial thickening and ovarian cyst. I went to my gyn since my pcp referred me. Looking at all the us/tv scans gyn said everything was normal however I do have a family history of cancer so to be on the safe side she wanted to do a uterine biopsy. I was sent to get a us/tv before the biopsy and low and behold there was a sac in the uterus. They did do a pregnancy test and it was negative HOWEVER, I not late for my period. My gyn stopped the biopsy and sent me home with prenatel vitamins and a follow up ultra sound. She stated she didn t was confirm pregnancy or not because my preg. Test came back neg and she wasn t sure if it was a preg. Sac or a blood sac being I was due for my period in a few days. I ve never heard of a blood sac. I did get my period, but could there be a chance I can still be pregnant???

doctor1 MD

I started having symptoms about 7 weeks ago. Head congestion, then chest congestion, some fever, a cough, shortness of breath , and now pain in my chest under my left breast. (always after eating or drinking and random, when not, pain is worse...

doctor1 MD

I m freaking myself out that I have bladder cancer! I ve had frequent urination for about two months. Now I m having dull pains and cramps on my sides and lower abdominal

doctor1 MD

I’ve had a month of upper left rib pain , right near the left breast area. Had ultra sound chest X-ray, both normal, but spleen a bit enlarged 13.2. GP thinks muscular skeletal. I still have pain, not as intense as before. He doesn’t think ct is...