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Elevated Amylase and Lipase

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  • Posted By: bjhill2112
  • September 9, 2008
  • 04:54 PM

Back in July my wife got very sick and ended up in the hospital. After a colonoscopy the GI found that she had a Campylobacter infection in her colon.

That has since cleared up but she is still having severe abdominal pain. Every time she eats, her Amylase and Lipase go up (the highest they've been is in the 600s) and the pain comes back. She is having very foul smelling diarrhea. The GIs originally figured it was pancreatitis. She has had multiple CT scans, MRCPs and HIDA scans. None of which have shown any indication of inflamation in her pancrease. One of the latest Drs speculated that it could be some form of post-infectious IBS. How can this diagnosis be confirmed? Would that cause the spike in her Amylase and Lipase?

The other thing that she is fighting with is having been on Dilaudid for too long. They just took her off it and I'm afraid she is suffering from withdrawl.

At this point, I'm very frustrated (we recently moved to Dallas from Chicago and she is stuck in Chicago dealing with this while I have to be here in Dallas to work - can't risk losing the health insurance now!).

Anyone have any advice or suggestions?

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