A 25-year-old female asked:
Please explain in simple but detailed terms how to safely rule out dvt.
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surgery 57 years experience
Depends: Dvt can be asymptomatic. Normal d- dimer suggests no active clotting.
Duplex ultrasound of lower extremities has generally replaced x-ray- venogram and is quite effective.
There are some other isotope studies which are rarely done.
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Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Hi, Venous ultrasound is the standard imaging test for anyone suspected of having deep venous thrombosis (DVT)/blood clot. This exam can be performed at almost any radiology office or department. An US tech will perform the exam for you. A radiologist will interpret the results. The duplex ultrasound is very reliable especially for proximal (thigh) clots.
Reviewed Apr 04, 2021
Last updated Apr 4, 2021
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