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Calf Swelling Negative D Dimer Arthritis
D-dimer: D-dimer is a blood test used to help detect clots in your body or those that have embolized to your lungs. Physicians use d-dimer if they think that you have a low probability of having a clot but want to rule it out. Your test was high so the physician did the appropriate testing to determine if there was a clot. This means that your lab was falsely positive and can be elevated for other reasons ...Read more
I assume we are talking about a baby cow... The area of which you are referring to, are the 2 muscles that make up the posterior of the lower leg. The larger gastocnemious muscle and the smaller soleus muscle together are referred to as the calf muscle. Swelling could be due to trauma or any number of origins. They attach to ...Read more
Wells score for DVT = low. Elevated d-dimer. Negative compression ultrasound of entire leg. Still have cramping in calf. Should i be concerned?
Reassuring: An elevated d-dimer is very nonspecific. Having a low wells score and a negative lower extremity ultrasound is very reassuring that you do not have a dvt. ...Read more
1 pos d dimer at 3600, chest pain,spitting blood,pleuritic pain but neg VQ scan,2 neg ultrasounds and 3 more neg d dimers. Blood clot?
56 yo male, DMT1, PVD, HTN.
>3cm swelling below tibial tuberosity.
US to R/o DVT = neg.
I wanted d-dimer lab but doc said no.
Is d-dimer good idea?
Not necessarily: If the ultrasound was technically proficient than it's unlikely that a clot caused the swelling. By the way, what did the ultrasound characterize the swelling as. Also, if the swelling is truly on the front(anterior) side as seem to be suggested as above, then it's unlikely a clot as those issue tend to present more so on the "back" side of the leg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
38 weeks pregnant w R mild pitting edema to dorsum and lateral ankle, no swelling above the ankle. Doppler was negative for DVT, I want a repeat doppler?
No need. : If you had a negative doppler for a DVT a repeat will not show any thing new. At your stage of pregnancy it is not uncommon to have swollen ankles. Sometimes it can be more one leg than the other, but usually symmetrical. If you develop pain in your calf in that leg you will need to get it checked out quickly as that can be a symptom for a possible DVT. ...Read more
Yes: If the question is can poor shoes cause those problems, the answer is yes and very common. Due to leg adjustment to walking and causing strain in those areas. Is it the actual cause in you is a bigger question as it is difficult to surmise that without proper examination. The treatment is change shoes and if you feel the difference, then you can come to a conclusion. ...Read more
+ANA protein urine achy elbows knee foot ankle all lupus test neg ANA titre 1:320 AST&ALT high glucose high PTT LA 42 no diabetes. Help?
Foot swollen, pain on top of ft. When walking. Some redness. Xray neg labs neg for gout, cellulitis, arthritis. No trauma. Calf tight when flexed?
Leg pain d dimer negative at 178 cut off 250 but previous d dimer two weeks ago was 73 scared of dvt?
D-DIMER not specific: D-dimer is significant when it is negative since it excludes clot formation. A positive d-dimer, however, is not diagnostic of a clot since it can be positive for other reasons. In a low risk patient with a negative d-dimer, the chances of a DVT are very low. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
38 was preg, R foot pitting edema, doppler neg for DVT, but sluggish blood flow of popliteal vein. Concerned that DVT was missed, scared of dev a PE!
Possiblity: Sluggish blood flow can be caused by your pregnancy also. Your uterus pushes against your inferior vena cava which is the main blood vessel that drains blood to the heart. If you are not having shortness of breathe and or chest pains, it is less likely you have a PE. Dopplers are quite accurate in detecting DVTs. ...Read more
Osteo or ra? Neg. Blood test 1 yr ago. Neg x-ray. Swelling, pain & redness in thumb joints worse now.
13 wbc(8411 abs neutro) esr 45, dermatographia, hip bursitis, edema in lower legs. test neg for lupus, thyroid, rh arth.sent dr to dr. Feeling hopeles?
What can causs knee heel ankle toe pain fatigue headaches bloodwork fine except 7.5 CRP 320 pos ANA?
I have widespread joint pain, swelling. C-reactive protein <0.5 mg/dl, rheumatoid arthritis factor<8.6 iu/ml, sed rate 15mm/hr. Rheumatoid arthritis?
Polyarthralgia: You should be seen in person by a rheumatologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Elevated d dimer level, CT scan of lungs normal.Left chest/neck/shoulder pain. Leg slight swelling and painful twitches in legs(ultrasound normal)why?
Need more informatio: We need more information on your laboratory finding, your clincial evlaaution, your examination. Your physicians were looking for blood clots, emboli. You need to discuss this with your physicians. ...Read more
I have r lower leg swelling for about 6 months DVT u/s neg xrays , knee hip and foot neg. I had a chest xray fatty deposits around heart ?
Possible lymphedema: This may be due to lymphedema with the heart deposits that will cause swelling to the area. This may also be due to some other form of vascular compromise to your right lower extermity, not a dvt. Your vascular surgeon should be able to ascertain why the swelling persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few months ago had sob and chest pain. high d dimer, negative chest ct. now calf pain could still be a blood clot? why else high d dimer?
Need to evaluate: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see a hematologist and get evaluated for thrombophilia. Elevated D-dimer per se is not of concern, but your prior history suggestive of venous thrombosis, makes it more serious. ...Read more
Swelling of r ankle. Total knee replacement may 2012. Infection december 2012. Opened knee again. Now ankle swelling. Cause?
D-diner is a breakdown product from blood clots. It can be found elevated in certain conditions like pulmonary embolus (blood clot which travels to the lung) deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in deep vein of legs usually) and disseminated intravascular coagulation (diffuse clot formation from severe infection which ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more