- Tumors - Amylase enzyme levels may be increased in some pancreas, salivary, prostate, lung and ovarian tumors.
- Gall bladder infection - Inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis), may cause increased amylase levels, causing hyperamylasemia.
- Kidney failure can result in hyperamylasemia.
- Endoscopic retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedure can result in hyperamylasemia.
- Breast cancer may also causes of hyperamylasemia in some cases.
- Anorexia nervosa and bulimia increased salivary amylase and may lead to Hyperamylasemia.
- Medications - some medications may lead to pancreatitis, which could cause hyperamylasemia and hyperlipasemia.
- Have high triglyceride levels in your blood.
- Drink too much alcohol.
- Have been diagnosed with gallbladder stones.
- Have a family history of pancreatitis.
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