High Lipase levels, left flank pain, vomiting, diarrhea,weight loss

Posted by holligirl71 @holligirl71, Jun 17 12:27pm

I have been going to the ER and doctor for the past year complaining about pain on my left side wrapping around to the back. The pain is near my rib cage. Everytime I complain and the doctor orders blood work everything looks good with the exception of my Lipase levels. My Lipase levels are high. My symptoms are getting worse and I have lost over 30 pounds in the past 90 days. I don't have an appetite, I'm nauseous, experiencing diarrhea and vomiting shortly after eating solid food. Also, I get the hiccups at least 12 times a day. I followed up with my doctor today and she is sending me for a CT Scan of the abdomen and pelvis. The pain that I experience is burning. Does anyone know what is going on with me?

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Hello @holligirl71 and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I'm sorry to hear that you have been struggling with these symptoms for a year but I'm glad to hear that you will be getting a CT scan soon. Mayo Connect is a patient-to-patient support network and we are not medical professionals so we can't make diagnoses, we can only share our experiences.

Here is a link from WebMD that explains what high lipase levels can mean, https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/what-is-a-lipase-test. I encourage you to read this. As you can see, it can indicate problems with the pancreas as well as other problems with the digestive tract. Given your weight loss, I can understand your concern.

Do you already have the CT scan scheduled?

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