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Calf Swelling Negative D Dimer Arthritis
Score a 3 on Wells Test: (1) Polycythemia Vera; Unilateral calf swelling; Superficial unilateral vein. + Crohns. D-dimer negative. Venogram warranted?
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Polycythemia vera verified by second opinion. + Crohn’s. Unilateral calf swelling. Unilateral superficial vein.
D-dimer + US normal. Get venogram?
Difficult to know: Polycythemia vera and Chrons are both risk factors for DVT . Also your sign and symptoms are suspicious for DVT. Venous Doppler US for a single exam may miss small DVT especially in the calf. D dimer if normal pretty sensitive. Many options repeat: Ultrasound and possibly d dimer, venogram [but these are not done much now], follow closely. Recommend close follow up with your doctor/ vein expert. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Random sharp pains in right calf. Neg d dimer and dopplers. What could this be? No swelling and touching doesnt hurt it. Just happens randomly
Left calf pain that comes and goes every few weeks. D Dimer was negative. Could I still have a clot possibly? No redness or swelling. Just pain.
Calf fullness and some swelling for three weeks. D-dimer negative.No ultrasound what should I do now? Dr isnt concerened. But it is there all time.
I am having calf pain that radiates from the top of my calf to the bottom. Maybe some swelling can't tell. Had d dimer done-negative. Could it be dvt?
If I have Crohn's disease and polycythemia rubra vera is a negative venous us and d dimer good enough to rule out a clot? Have leg swelling lower leg
Nearly: The gold standard to definitively rule out an deep vein clot is venography. However, this is rarely if ever necessary given that compression ultrasonography has a sensitivity and specificity each of around 95% compared to venography. I would recommend further evaluation if you have had an injury in that leg or a previous DVT. Otherwise it is unlikely that you have a thrombus with a negative US. ...Read more
I had a d dimer yesterday for leg pain no swelling came bk negative now im panicking i took 75mg aspirin 24 hours before test can this give false neg?
The D dimer:
test reveals products of a DISSOLVED clot and does not distinguish what DISSOLVED it! However although Aspirin can PREVENT CLOTTING it does NOT dissolve clots THUS UNLIKELY to produce a "false negative"
Hope this helps!
NOT TO WORRY!
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My doc told me i had arthritis in my left leg. I have been having like 3 second hot flashes in my ankle.I had a negative d-dimer test.What could it be?
Possible nerve: Irritation. Sometimes if a nerve is getting mildly irritated in a certain area, such as the peroneal nerve around the fibular head, you can have some heat like feeling transiently. Have you noticed any change in the way you walk prior to the burning? Any unusual pressure around areas prior to the burning? Where is the arthritis? If it is in the ankle, the inflammation can irritate small nerves too. ...Read more
Swelling behind knee, slight numbness in lower leg and toes, d dimer neg for clot, told I have low prob for clots in er, what else could this be?
Can I safely ignore unilateral calf pain (1 week+) with light bruising after normal D-Dimer or should I pursue an ultrasound? No heat or swelling.
NoRhymerForD-Dimer: What caused the pain? A strain or a contusion? Do you remember? A normal D-Dimer is reassuring, but no test is 100% accurate or test result 100% certain. There are certain risk factors I'm sure your doctor knows about (like smoking with birth control pills, certain blood clotting problems, etc etc). If that pain is still there in a week or so, especially if the calf swells, get it checked again! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having pain and swelling in left leg. Doppler clear, a d dimer at GP office came back high. Was sent to ER and it was normal. Should I still worry?
Further test: get another duplex ultrasound and see your doctor again for additional testing if this is normal. ...Read more
Back of leg hurts for 2 weeks doctors say definantly not a blood clot cause d dimer was normal no swelling and is worst when resting?
Had pos d dimer 3 weeks ago cut of 230 mine 310 had chest ct 3 dopplers on one leg one on other all clear suddenly panicking as i have slight ache in one leg no heat or swelling suffer health aniexty?
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
Yes, calf X's knee: The calf muscles cross the back of the knee as they originate from the back of the thigh bone next to the knee capsule. When the knee hyperextends, the back of the knee often over stretches. This can cause injury to your knee that includes the posterior capsule and juxtaposed calf muscles. The calf muscles can become strained or torn causing pain and swelling in the injured calf muscle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Ice is good on acute injuries to decrease the inflammation, like when an athlete sprains an ankle. Heat promotes blood flow to the area in order to help healing. Depending on the cause of your calf swelling will dictate which would be more helpful. Many times if both calfs are swelling it can be from decreased venous return and therefore leg elevation, and compressive stockings can help. ...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
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