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Does a normal result for the d-dimer blood test mean i don't have an abdominal aneurysm?

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Dr. David Orringer answered

Specializes in General Surgery

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 causing local circulation. The presence of an aneurysm does not necessarily mean that there is blood clotting, d-dimer will likely be higher when there is a clot somewhere in the body.

Answered May 26, 2017



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Dr. Luke Hermann answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

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.

Answered Apr 26, 2018


Dr. Ted King answered

Specializes in

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 normal d-dimer it means you proabbly don't have a blood clot anywhere.

Answered Mar 17, 2017



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