Last week I was a very healthy 32 yr old woman with a belly ache...and this week I have pancreatitis, apparently! For the last week or so I have had what I can only explain as an ache in my mid-epi region, like I've been socked in the stomach. Generally tender all the time with periods of a rolling burning feeling, sort of, but never anything more than fairly mild discomfort...totally fine otherwise and not ill realy at all. So I was quite surprised to see my bloods come back at 780 U/L amylase! What the?? Lipase was not tested (but will be in a few days). US has shown perfectly normal gallbladder, pancreas, liver, kidneys, spleen, etc. All other bloods came back normal. Nothing fits. Other than mild epigastric pain and tenderness and the amylase level, all is fine. So I am thinking that the two main causes of pancreatitis - gallblader and alcoholism - are not really relevant. In looking deeper into this I am wondering about the possiblility of amylase being so high from excessive amounts of salivary amylase (as opposed to pancreatic amylase)...I had a nasty flu a few weeks ago that wreaked havoc on my salivary glands. Then there is this whole other world of macromyalesemia, which seems more appropriate (but would I still have the tenderness and pain?). I am planning on getting bloods redrawn in a few days - and I will have a urine test done too to rule out or confirm macromyalesemia. I am just completely baffled and would love to hear from anyone with a similar experience!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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