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Suggest treatment for recurrent pancreatitis

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Posted on Fri, 29 May 2015
Question: I suffer from reacuring attacks of Pancreatitis.Is there any dangers of very high readings of Lipase?On my last attack my lipase reading was just under 3000.
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Levels of lipase correlate with severity!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this recurrent attacks of pancreatitis that you have reported. The main way to go is to identify the cause and treat it once and for all so that you would not continue having repeated attacks. Repeated attacks would completely destroy the pancreas and cause digestive problems as well as difficulties controlling your blood glucose that can lead to diabetes. Some of the most common causes are bile stones and very high triglyceride levels in blood. I will suggest you ask your doctor about what he thinks the cause is and what his plan is.

High lipase levels suggest that the extend of the inflammation was big. It would also carry a poorer outcome than if you had lower levels. Beyond these, it carries no extra damage to other organs of the body.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah (16 hours later)
I have been diagnosed as having, Idiopathic Reacurring Acute Pacreatitis, This is something that I have to live with,all I was looking for was is any danger in extreme high readings of Lipase.
Thank you for your answer..

Regards XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (20 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Thanks you, too!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for the follow up precision

Higher numbers correlate with higher severity. With idiopathic pancreatitis, we do not really know the cause and thus preventing becomes very difficult. I wish you the very best of all possible outcomes.

If you have any further concerns, I am here to address them.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Levels of lipase correlate with severity! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this recurrent attacks of pancreatitis that you have reported. The main way to go is to identify the cause and treat it once and for all so that you would not continue having repeated attacks. Repeated attacks would completely destroy the pancreas and cause digestive problems as well as difficulties controlling your blood glucose that can lead to diabetes. Some of the most common causes are bile stones and very high triglyceride levels in blood. I will suggest you ask your doctor about what he thinks the cause is and what his plan is. High lipase levels suggest that the extend of the inflammation was big. It would also carry a poorer outcome than if you had lower levels. Beyond these, it carries no extra damage to other organs of the body. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.