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could blood transfusion be causing a d dimer test to show high

A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Kirsh
35 years experience Family Medicine
Could be nothing: A single test result means nothing without it being related to a good history and physical. The first question would be why did you have a D-Dimer tes ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Never: D-dimer is a marker for venous obstruction and other vascular issues, and is most helpful to me in evaluating pulmonary emboli, and brain venous throm ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
PE: A D-Dimer is a non-specific test that is sometimes used as an indicator for something more serious when coupled with pulmonary symptoms...a pulmonary ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sutira Scheef
6 years experience Internal Medicine
Many causes: Elevated concentrations of plasma D-dimer can be caused by many conditions to include arterial (stroke, atrial fib, etc) or venous blood clots (DVT), ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
D-dimer: A positive d-dimer test can support a concern for pulmonary embolism. It is important to understand the reason for the test in order to understand th ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
D dimer: Different laboratories have their own reference levels of D dimer. Inflammation, malignancy, liver or heart disease may be the cause of chronic elevat ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Need to be followed.: May need leg vein Doppler ultrasound. Follow up with your primary care physician. Search vascular ultrasound at radiologyinfo.org.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Context: Is the d dimer normal or high for the lab? Is there a history of smoking cigarettes, or a history of blood clots or emphysema? Chest pain, coughing up ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
4 weeks: From a recent study i read, it looks as if the majority of women are going to have a normalized d-dimer at 4 weeks postpartum regardless of ceserean o ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
26 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly : I’d D Dimer elevated and CT negative it’s reasuring for negative pulmonary embolism . CT coincidental findings as “ granuloma “ frequently refers to o ... Read More
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