Wondering how concerned I should be- 35 year old male, non smoker, light to moderate alcohol consumption. I've been feeling under the weather the last month or two. A couple weeks ago I had full CBC with diff. and liver/kidney blood/urine tests all normal as part of my normal physical due to feeling lethargic. All results were normal. Then,ironically, a couple days later (after blood tests) I started experiencing severe abdominal pain
after a large meal out at night. The pain lasted a few days (first night was really, really bad almost went to ER as I thought it could be acute pancreatitis
) and it got better progressively over a day or two. No vomiting
or fever, with the pain, but the upper quadrant (mostly right) felt stabbing and very uncomfortable. I am not a big drinker (socially moderate, don't do drugs), and did not drink that evening at dinner my symptoms started. I called my doctor the next day and he told me that it was probably gastritis
or an ulcer (did not think acute pancreatitis) and prescribed an antacid which actually did help with the pain. The abdominal pain has pretty much gone away the last week. Stools are pretty normal, no real history gastro issues, family gallbladder
or kidney issues. I saw my doctor again earlier this week just to touch base and he agreed to do Lipase, Amylase, and CRP blood draw on my insistence. He called today to tell me XXXXXXX and CRP were normal, but Lipase was slightly elevated at 76 U/I (the lab he uses says 60 U/I is normal cut off.) He did not seem very concerned at all, but is sending in my for abdominal ultrasound
next week. Only meds I take are Tylenol and the antacid he prescribed me. Now I'm worried thinking there is something wrong with my pancreas
or liver/kidneys, etc. Does this sound like a concerning situation? Thanks you.