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d dimer blood test aneurysm

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Orringer
19 years experience General Surgery
No: D-dimer is a blood marker that often tells us about blood clotting. An aneurysm is an area of turbulent flow of blood, or a ballooning of the vessel ... Read More
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Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: A d-dimer blood test can be used to screen for a tear in the aorta, known as a dissection, but it is not helpful in identifying an aneurysm.
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Dr. Ted King
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No: The way to know if you have an abdominal aoritc aneurysm or not is to get an abdominal ultrasound. A single d-dimers is not helpful. If you have a n ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: At this stage, the use of d-dimer levels for AAA screening is experimental and may be used in conjunction with other screening modalities (ultrasound ... Read More
Dr. Matt Malkin
15 years experience Anesthesiology
No: D-dimer is used to assess for deep vein thrombosis, blood clot in veins, usually the legs. The best screening test for AAA is an ultrasound.
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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
No: Need ultrasound.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
47 years experience Emergency Medicine
See your physician.: You need to be evaluated properly by a physician.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Adler
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Your menses has no effect on your d dimer test.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
D-Dimer: not necessarily but about 99.5% chance you don't.
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A 40-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 29-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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
D-dimer: Is a rather nonspecific test and it helps mostly when is negative ruling out acute thromboembolism. In your case the test failed to rule it out and th ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
D-dimer: This test measures inflammation, and has been used as a possible preliminary test for possible blood clots. It may be elevated due to this bruise
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Take it easy: After a simple surgery or prolonged bed rest, d-dimer will be elevated.
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