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I have epi which came six years before my first known episode of pancreatitis, both are idiopathic. At the time my pancreatitis was duct destructive pancreatitis. I recently read there are several types of inflammation that can cause pancreatitis.

I often feel my pancreatitis comes and goes so even with taking enzymes I'm careful about my fat intake.

So I'm curious if anyone knows:

will elevated lipase appear in blood work to indicate pancreatitis when there is also epi or will epi prevent elevated lipase even though the pancreas is inflamed?

Also, if there are different types of inflammation that can cause pancreatitis, wouldn't that mean the pain can vary too? Meaning the type, location (the whole length or just the head for example) and intensity of pain is directly related to the type of inflammation.

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