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Could 3 small bruises cause an elevated d-dimer? Also, online info says vitamin C supplementation can affect PPT results. Would they be high or low?

Could 3 small bruises cause an elevated d-dimer? Also, online info says vitamin C supplementation can affect PPT results. Would they be high or low?

Labs: I'd be surprised if the d-dimer was up because of bruises, and would not discount a high value as part of the big picture just because you're been bruised. You know that many healthies have "elevated" this-or-that. People on megadose vitamin C may have extra oxalate in the blood that some folks suggest could bind the calcium reagent; this isn't something we actually worry about. ...Read more

D Dimer (Definition)

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


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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can certain medications or bruises create your d dimer to be elevated? Mine was 278 mg/nl. Chest/lung ct, echo, cbc, and platelets were normal.

Can certain medications or bruises create your d dimer to be elevated? Mine was 278 mg/nl. Chest/lung ct, echo, cbc, and platelets were normal.

High D-Dime: D-dimer is a good test to rule out dvt. But when it is high it does not mean much and in reality we do ct, doppler... And we do not find any specific causes.
D-dimer level in 200 range is in lab error range.
The level depends on kidney function, cut and bruises, pregnancy, you name it.
If you had normal ct and doppler you should not be worried anymore. ...Read more

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Would a week old bruise effect a d dimer blood test? They took blood a week ago that left a big bruise. Getting blood drawn tomorrow for ddimer

Would a week old bruise effect a d dimer blood test? They took blood a week ago that left a big bruise. Getting blood drawn tomorrow for ddimer

D-dimer: This test measures inflammation, and has been used as a possible preliminary test for possible blood clots. It may be elevated due to this bruise ...Read more

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The edge of a chair fell on my leg 4mo. Ago. It didn't bruise or hurt the next day but left knot. Now it hurts. Blood clot? Had neg d-dimer.

The edge of a chair fell on my leg 4mo. Ago. It didn't bruise or hurt the next day but left knot. Now it hurts. Blood clot? Had neg d-dimer.

D -dimer: The knot may be an organized blood clot under the skin which is not serious but can be a tender lump. A negative d -dimer test doesn't rule out phlebitis however. If there is calf pain, tenderness and swelling, have an evaluation by a physician and, if advisable, a leg ultrasound will be ordered. A tender subcutaneous hematoma can be removed with a small incision. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Light pain and tingling in left calf, occasional chest pains & sweats. CBC and D-dimer negative. Dr examined leg this morning, but now I have a bruise?

Light pain and tingling in left calf, occasional chest pains & sweats. CBC and D-dimer negative. Dr examined leg this morning, but now I have a bruise?

Not DVT.: Sounds like you are concerned about a deep vein thrombosis. With a normal D dimer that is very unlikely. Also the appearance of a bruise suggests a musculoskeletal injury and not a DVT. Hard to correlate chest symptoms with your leg symptoms. ...Read more

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When can inflammation cause a high d-dimer?

D dimer: While d dimer is often used to help diagnose blood clots, it can also be elevated with inflammation. ...Read more

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What is a common cause of high d dimer levels?

Lots of things: The d-dimer test will be elevated in many conditions where the blood is making and dissolving blood clots. We use it to detect abnormal clots in the leg or lungs but unfortunately the test is often abnormal after surgery or trauma, in pregnancy and many other illnesses. This makes it a difficult test to interpret and use. In the right patient, a normal test can be very useful. ...Read more

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What can cause d-dimer to be high while on warfarin?

What can cause d-dimer to be high while on warfarin?

Risk of stopping rx: Early on, d-dimer could be left over products from clots that formed before the warfarin or, later on during treatment, the test can be used to decide how long to continue warfarin, since an elevated d-dimer may indicate an increased risk of more clots when the warfarin is stopped. ...Read more

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I did a blood test recently and the doctor told me my D Dimer rating was over 300. Whst could cause it to be that high?

Could be nothing: A single test result means nothing without it being related to a good history and physical. The first question would be why did you have a D-Dimer test? Test are used to confirm a diagnosis not make one. ...Read more

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What could cause elevated d dimer besides blood clotting? I haven't injured myself but my d dimer level is elevated and nothing was found in my chestCT

What could cause elevated d dimer besides blood clotting? I haven't injured myself but my d dimer level is elevated and nothing was found in my chestCT

Many causes: Elevated concentrations of plasma D-dimer can be caused by many conditions to include arterial (stroke, atrial fib, etc) or venous blood clots (DVT), pulmonary embolism, infection (sepsis/ inflammatory response), normal pregnancy, pre/eclampsia, malignancy, surgery, tissue necrosis, congestive heart failure, liver disease, intravascular coagulation. Advise following up with your physician. ...Read more

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Can lung infection cause d dimer results to be high?

Can lung infection cause d dimer results to be high?

D-dimer: This is a fibrin degradation product, a small protein fragment present in the blood after a blood clot is dissolved by fibrinolysis. It is named because it contains two crosslinked d fragments of the fibrin protein. It can be elevated in any condition in which there is inflammation of the lining of the blood vessels, resulting in clotting and dissolution of the clots. Used to measure risk of pe. ...Read more

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Is it possible for multiple sclerosis to cause d dimer blood test to always come back elevated?

Never: D-dimer is a marker for venous obstruction and other vascular issues, and is most helpful to me in evaluating pulmonary emboli, and brain venous thrombosis. It is NOT a marker for multiple sclerosis, and not associated with common co-morbidities. ...Read more

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Can inflammation from a severe lupus flare cause an elevated d dimer of 1600? Crp over 200. Esr 50.

See below: Elevated CRP and ESR can be signs of lupus glare up. Lupus can cause hypercoagulable state (meaning you can form clots in the body even if you don't need to). D- dimer is a test for to check for by products of clots in the body. Elevated d dimer needs to be attended by doctor asap. ...Read more

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Other than a clot, what else could cause an elevated d-dimer test? Mine was approx 270... I was told cut off was 230

Clinical context: D-dimer values near the edge of a reference range are difficult to interpret, and are meaningful only in the context of the big picture. There are false-positives. If a search for a thrombus / thromboembolus and for disseminated intravascular coagulation were non-revealing, perhaps you would do best simply to be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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D-dimer elevated to 8.45 (0-.5). Went to ER for a ct and d-dimer was normal. What can cause the level to change that fast?

D-dimer elevated to 8.45 (0-.5). Went to ER for a ct and d-dimer was normal. What can cause the level to change that fast?

D-Dimer is nonspecif: The D-Dimer, while sensitive, is not sspecific. It's used as a screening test for venous blood clots (DVT/PE) but it isn't diagnostic. U need confirmatory tests like the CT scan. D-Dimers is an "acute phase reactant" & increases in bleeding, infections, inflammation, & other nonspecific conditions aside from blood clots. Those conditions can change rather rapidly. So TTYD about what it means. Than ...Read more

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What other conditions, besides PE could cause an elevated d dimer (1326) and constricted breathing with pain when exhaling? CT (contrast dye) normal.

What other conditions, besides PE could cause an elevated d dimer (1326) and constricted breathing with pain when exhaling? CT (contrast dye) normal.

The D Dimer: Testing is often "non-specific" and can be positive (eg advanced age, malignancy, and pregnancy HOWEVER along with the symptoms you describe DESPITE the negative CT with Contrast a PE (which has DISSOVED before causing INFARCTION (Death of lung tissue which shows up on CT/Contrast testing) is the MOST LIKELY DIAGNOSIS at your age (25)
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