Digestive Health

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Posted by: Marli | 2017/07/07

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Chronic pancreatitis

Hi there. Last year I was diagnosed with pancreatitis because my amylase levels were more than three times the upper limit and I had severe epigastric pain and nausea. I had an ultrasound and CT scan done which both came back normal. Since then I've had a number of blood tests to check my amalyse levels and it's always been 150 or higher (the upper limit for the lab is 110). Also every two or three months I will experience the epigastric pain and nausea. Every time I see the GP he will just conclude that it's pancreatitis with an unknown cause. I barely drink however I do take antiepileptic medication. I asked my neurologist if the antiepileptic medication could be causing this but he says in his 21 years in practice he has never seen it before. I wanted to know if I've developed chronic pancreatitis or what else could be causing these symptoms. Thanks for the help in advance.

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