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i was tested for a pe and dvt with a ct and ultrasound because of chest pain, d dimer was 552 a week later 792 and another week after was 1033 but no clot, in february my d dimer was 190. should my d dimer be rising this much every week?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
D-dimer: Is a non-specific test used mostly in order to rule out clots. When increased, work up is needed not just to rule out blood clots, but other inflammatory conditions/ infections. Follow up is needed in the outpatient setting so that your doc can order proper tests and involve specialists as needed until a cause is found and properly addressed.

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