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Manassas, VA
A 21-year-old female asked:

If a doppler scan of arms and legs comes back negative for blood clotting, does that mean there are no blood clots in my body anywhere else?

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Dr. Steven Chmielewski
Diagnostic Radiology 31 years experience
No, but...: It's extremely unlikely. Unless you have other symptoms. It is possible the a small clot travelled to your lungs and would present as a pulmonary embolus. Ct is the best test for that. However, a blood test called d-dimer would be positive. If your duplexes and d-dimer are negative, it would be extremely unlikely to have a clot anywhere in a patient your age.
Last updated Oct 10, 2013


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