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A 47-year-old female asked:

How to treat d-dimer levels that are high normal range below 0.4 and level is 3.9 - has new bruise?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 27 years experience
No treatment: D-dimer is a non specific test that can become abnormal in many different conditions. A bruise can cause it to increase. You look for the cause and treat the cause if needed.
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
D-dimer: This test is often used to evaluate someone with the possible venous thrombosis, but it also can be elevated due to inflammatory issues. It would be recommended to undergo a venous duplex ultrasound of the lower extremities to determine if you have any venous thrombosis based on this elevated level.
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Last updated Apr 17, 2018

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