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Last week I went to the emergency room after a night of pains in the center of my chest. I’m pretty certain it was acid reflux, but I was making sure it wasn’t heart related. Heart enzymes returned normal, but my Lipase levels came back slightly elevated at 67. Normal high is 60. My GP and Gastro docs both say they’re not worried about the level. I, on the other hand am very concerned. My gastro said if I wanted, she’d order a CT with pancreas protocol, but she thinks is going overboard, and wants to wait three months and re-test blood. My ALT and AST have also been slightly elevated for about 4 months. I was a daily beer drinker for many years, but quit drinking all together this past February. My question is, could my pancreas be inflamed, or damaged from years of drinking? And why else would my lipase be elevated? Tumor, Cyst? I don’t know. I’m worried to death about this. Would you guys have a CT or wait a few months? I’ve had two head and neck CTs in the past four months, and 5 chest X-rays as well. Im scared I’ve been over radiated already. Thanks in advance for any comments or recommendations
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